Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Cornell Career Services (career.cornell.edu) is part of Cornell's Division of Student and Campus Life (SCL). Our comprehensive services in Barnes Hall are open to all students, and complement the services offered through career offices in the undergraduate colleges that are tailored to more college-specific academic and career goals.
The mission of Cornell Career Services is to empower students to identify their strengths, interests, and values; discover and explore possibilities; gain experience; and develop strategies for pursuing diverse career paths and making mindful career decisions. We offer an array of career-development activities that inspire students to gain confidence and establish a foundation upon which to build their careers over a lifetime.
The Career Exploration Unit within Cornell Career Services supports students through self-discovery activities, exploration of career possibilities, and development of networking skills and connections with alumni and others, as fundamental elements of the career-development process.
The Student Career Development Specialist serves as the advising specialist on internships and on careers and jobs related to the areas of teaching, nonprofit and government opportunities, and gap (or bridge) year experiences. This position provides general career advising through drop-ins, scheduled appointments, telephone, email, information sessions, and workshops; resume and cover letter reviews; practice interviews; and other individualized services. You will create and promote programs, workshops, information sessions, and panel presentations in order to educate students about these opportunities. This role will cultivate expertise on career print and web-based reference materials, social media, and web-based tools for undergraduate and graduate students, in order to communicate effectively with the student population.
A successful candidate will be able to develop strong working relationships with other departments and individuals across campus who provide career services, manage career library resources and peer advising programs, and/or have developed social media programs for networking and connecting with student populations. Possessing a commitment to developing innovative approaches to deliver excellent service to a diverse student population is essential. Superb communication, counseling, and listening skills will serve as a foundation for effective career advising to Cornell students.
Bachelor's Degree in college student personnel, counseling, or education and two to four years in a student services environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of career-development process and theories.
Strong service orientation. Skill in written and oral communication, including excellent presentation skills; organizational ability essential.
Experience with researching information in libraries/on the Internet; Macintosh/PC computers; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and FileMaker Pro or other database manager applications.
Knowledge of trends in use of Social Media in education and strong motivation to increase knowledge of new and existing information technologies.
Graduate education in student affairs, communications, or counseling preferred.
Familiarity with Cornell University, including its library/resource systems, desirable.
Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Student Career Services Associate II
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