The Office of Adult Student Affairs welcomes applications from adult students (any undergrad student 24+ years of age or older, all military veterans, graduate and professional students) to be considered as a recipient of the 2016-2017 Professional Development Fund. This fund is intended to encourage student professional development and networking through attendance or active participation at academic or professional meetings or conferences by helping adult students defray the costs associated with these activities. Awards are allocated on a rolling basis until all funds are distributed.
You must be a current student in good academic standing and an active and committed member of the Professional Adult Student Society (P.A.S.S.) or another student organization on campus to be eligible for this fund. Membership is determined by your participation in meetings, events and in social networks.
The Fund will support student participation in a meeting or conference of a professional association related to his/her career objective. Participation can include presentation of scholarly work, or active participation in a poster session, annual conference, or career expo.
Expenses that may be covered by the fund include:
Association membership at the student rate
Conference fees at the early bird rate
Grantees will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines:
Timeliness with application and reimbursements. Conference fees, association memberships and materials will be pre-paid by the Office of Adult Student Affairs whenever possible. Original receipts must be presented within two weeks after the event in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
Grantees will provide proof of participation at the conference or event. For the purposes of this process, “proof” includes conference badge, hotel receipts, etc.
Grantees will complete a short survey after the event on the impact your participation had on your professional development.
Provide liaison to designated academic departments,
special programs, satellite campuses and
non-traditional degree program areas. Develop and coordinate career development
initiatives within these selected units.
Provide career advising to students from a designated cluster of majors
to assist them to better understand the relationship between their major and
future careers. Develop systems for
collecting and maintain statistical data on career development programs,
activities and services in the assigned academic areas. Provide career advising knowledge to students
and graduates who are in need of identifying, exploring or changing a career
direction. This will include students
who are seeking internships and/or part-time employment that is career focused. Develop and produce printed or internet based
promotional material that explain or promote career awareness, exploration and
self-understanding. Present career
development workshops covering resume writing, job interviewing, networking,
writing cover letters and related topics as needed. Assist the Career Development Center in
organizing and conducting targeted career day, job fair events and related
programs while providing leadership for these programs as needed.
Masters Degree in Student Development, Counseling,
Education, Human Resource Development, Higher Education, Business
Administration or related degree. One
to three years of experience in the career development area as a job developer,
career advisor, or coach.
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showing to whom this position reports as well as the job title(s) of those
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OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·Provide liaison to designated academic
departments, special programs, satellite campuses and non-traditional degree
programs areas. Develop and coordinate
career development initiatives within these selected units. Develop systems for collecting and maintain
statistical data on career development programs, activities and services in the
assigned academic area.
·Provide career advising, guidance and counseling
to current students, alumni, those who are undecided about selecting a major
and experienced alumni who are changing career fields. Work proactively to reach out to students and
student organizations to provide career related assessments, career advising
and group presentations.
·Develop and maintain employer
relationships. Develop on campus events
for employers. Off-site employer visits
as needed. Collaborate with internship
coordinator to develop a system for developing internship opportunities.
·Contribute as a member of the Career Development
Center staff team to the continuing development, effectiveness, and visibility
of the Career Development Center. The
position reports to the Director of the Career Development Center.
The Counseling Program is excited to announce a new course that will be available this upcoming Winter intersession! It will be CSL 482 Special Topics: Juvenile Justice and will take place November 28th through December 16th. This course will provide Master’s students the opportunity to work with residents of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) through six sessions at the center. These sessions will follow lesson plans pertaining to career development and self-awareness.
This opportunity is unique and will offer a great experience for future counselors in any concentration. The course will require face-to-face meetings the entire week of Nov. 28th to Dec. 2nd. Required training will take place on Monday, Nov. 28th from 8:30am to noon at the JTDC, the remaining days of the week will be on campus from 5:30pm to 8:45pm.
Students will also teach at the center on 12/5, 12/7, 12/9, 12/12 12/14 and 12/16 from 2:30pm-4:30pm. In addition, there will be online components of the course. An application, due by November 1st, and a background check with the JTDC are also required.
If you have any questions about the course please feel free to reach out to Dr. Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org, Lauren Trinca at email@example.com, Jennifer Martin at Jennifermartin5810@gmail.com or Kristen Faisant at firstname.lastname@example.org.