Connect students with coaches in Career Development to bridge the transition to profession work after graduation

July 7, 2020 | Claudia Stanny

Connect students with coaches in Career Development to bridge the transition to profession work after graduation

As UWF continues to engage in remote instruction through the fall term, students need access to virtual career development assistance. The office of Career Development and Community Engagement (CDCE) offers a variety of services for students through virtual platforms:

  • Both drop-in and scheduled one-on-one appointments conducted via Zoom, Google Meet or WebEx, 
  • Argo2Pro career conversations via Google Meet, 
  • Virtual classroom presentations, 
  • Phone appointments, and 
  • Email support. 

The CDCE office provides services on a variety of career topics including, but not limited to, finding a job or internship during COVID-19, remote interviewing, social media professionalism, and resume and cover letter assistance.

The office of Career Development and Community Engagement (CDCE) is excited to announce a new virtual service for you and your students called Ask a Career Coach, a discussion board offered within Canvas courses. Students can use the discussion board to send messages directly to their college career liaison from a Canvas course when an instructor adds an Ask a Career Coach discussion board to the course shell.

How a Career Coach Discussion Board helps students

When instructors include an Ask a Career Coach discussion board in their Canvas course shells, students can get help with questions related to careers and professional behavior. They can get information about the proper attire to wear for a remote interview, how to list an internship on their resume that was cancelled because of the COVID-19 response, or how to access Handshake to find jobs. The discussion board also connects students to the CDCE office as a whole and introduces them to the many resources CDCE provides to students both in person and online.

Similar to a general “Q&A” Discussion Board, the Ask a Career Coach discussion board enables students to see replies to commonly asked questions about career preparation. Students will learn about the many services and events offered by the CDCE office.

Career Development and Community Engagement college liaisons 

Thanks to Sarah Fox, Associate Director of High-Impact Practices and Experiential Learning, for this teaching tip suggestion.

 

Resources

Career Development and Community Engagement website. 

https://uwf.edu/academic-engagement-and-student-affairs/departments/career-development-and-community-engagement/faculty-staff/college-liaisons/

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