Career Center Graduate Assistant
Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Graduate Assistantship
The UNCW Career Center is seeking a graduate assistant (20 hours/week) for fall 2022 through spring 2023 (opportunity to start during the summer if interested) to assist with the administration of the Certified Internship Program (CIP), marketing of Career Center programs and events, and general career counseling and employer relations. The graduate assistant will work one-on-one with undergraduate students throughout the academic year, and will gain experience with marketing and promotion, written and verbal communication, program evaluation, individualized career guidance, event coordinating, networking with campus and community members, and an opportunity to work under direct supervision of Career Center staff.
· Graduate assistant will meet two times with each undergraduate student intern participating in the CIP this academic year, either in person or via Zoom.
· Administer, grade, and deliver critical feedback on individual intern assignments through Canvas, and ensure proper Student Learning Objectives are drafted, agreed upon, and met.
· Address concerns of both students and employers regarding each student intern’s learning experience throughout the semester.
· Promote CIP to students, faculty, and staff to help grow awareness of the program and inform students of the opportunity.
· Work collaboratively with the Career Center staff to complete other administrative tasks related to the CIP.
· Create social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok using Canva and/or Adobe suite to help market the Career Center’s events and programs to students, parents, faculty, and employers.
· Brainstorm unique ways to connect with students and increase the Career Center’s reach.
· Adhere to the UNCW Office of University Relations (OUR) brand identity guide.
CAREER COUNSELING & EMPLOYER RELATIONS
· Present to student groups and classes about topics ranging from Career Center services, resume & cover letter guidelines, job & internship searching tips, and preparing for an interview.
· Meet with students one-on-one to provide major and career exploration guidance, feedback on application documents, or conduct mock interviews.
· Assist with the planning and execution of career fairs and other large-scale events.
The graduate assistant will:
· Gain direct experience advising students on career related issues.
· Develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities within the Career Center.
· Gain an understanding of the career development process.
· Currently enrolled as a graduate student at UNCW, preferably in the Higher Education Administration program (or with prior experience in college student affairs).
· Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
· Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to undergraduate students.
· Experience marketing programs and services to today’s college students.
· Commitment to facilitating the learning and development of college student interns.
· Comfortable learning new technologies.
· Experience using Canva or other software programs to create interesting marketing materials.
· Experience in constructing and assessing learning outcomes.
· Familiarity with Canvas (as a student or teaching assistant).
· Experience using video chat technology (such as Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout).
· Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams).
· Please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of references to Handshake (https://uncw.joinhandshake.com),
· Open until filled. Priority deadline for review: Monday, April 15, 2022.
OVERVIEW OF THE CERTIFIED INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (CIP):
The Career Center launched the non-credit Certified Internship Program (CIP) in Fall 2013. The CIP program provides students a framework to enhance knowledge and experience learned in the classroom through their paid or unpaid internship experiences. This program is having a campus-wide (multidisciplinary) impact, as it is accessible by students in all years, all majors, and all departments. While serving primarily undergraduates, it also serves graduate students. The structure and components of the CIP, which are centered on intention, transference, and critical reflection, also serves as a model for credit-bearing internship courses that faculty may choose to use in their own for-credit internship courses.
To learn more check out the Certified Internship Program site – www.uncw.edu/career/cip.html
ABOUT THE UNCW CAREER CENTER:
The mission of the UNCW Career Center is to be a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development. Through the journey of learning, career exploration, and applied learning opportunities, students are motivated to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work in a dynamic global community.
The Career Center encourages students and alumni to:
- Explore work values, interests, skills, and personality using Career Center resources in order to optimize academic and career planning
- Develop skills and competencies sought by employers, as outlined in the Skill Seeker, through applied learning opportunities
- Engage and network with faculty and other professionals as well as local, state, national, and global employers to learn how to meet the needs of an ever-changing modern society
- Take responsibility for making informed career decisions and developing further education and employment plans over the lifespan