Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship has unique career services for college students as well as students exploring the business field.
Centered in the Business Administration Building, Career Services assists students in preparing for employment internships that are part of their graduation requirements.
Career Services Director Kristin Williams said their department offers a variety of options and opportunities for students to better develop real-world workplace experiences.
“Everything we (Career Services) do is aimed at helping students to be better prepared and to be very well-planned and prepared as they navigate [career opportunities]’ said Williams.
The idea of Career Services was formally created in 2013 with the help of Deborah Spake, Deborah Spake. Williams was the department’s first director, and after 10 years, he believes the university is “grateful and fortunate” to have had support from senior management for the establishment of Career Services. Williams said.
“[Administrators] We truly understand the value and impact of having career-oriented student support,” said Williams.
Outside of Williams, Career Services has two career advisors who work directly with students. One is a Recruiting Coordinator who works with employers and the other is an Associate Director who oversees career advice and workshops.
Combining bookings and career fairs, Career Services helps about 600 students, with more than 200 students seeking internship opportunities each semester, Williams said.
So far, Career Services for the 2022-2023 school year has seen more students interacting with the department compared to the previous two academic years, when many connections between students and advisors were made virtually, Williams said. Increased has.
According to Williams, Career Services takes into account what it believes is important for students, faculty, and organizations within the university to provide more opportunities for program recipients.
One of the programs offered to students is career coaching and advice, either individual or group, to help “develop students’ interest and understanding of the world of work and job opportunities.”
The ability of students to network and connect with established potential employers in the field of study they are studying is another way Career Services supports students as they look for work and internship opportunities. said Mr Williams.
According to Williams, Career Services has demonstrated connections between students and employers or corporate representatives by holding events tailored to specific majors within the university.
The following events on March 10th will provide information technology and science opportunities for students. All other events can be found on our website.
Career Services advisors also sit down with students to develop resumes and professional networking pages, such as LinkedIn. Students can then prepare for interviews and submit formal applications to their preferred organizations.
Destiny Stevenson, a senior business administration major, said she used Career Services because she was networking with organizations while she was looking for an internship.
When Stevenson first went to Career Services, she had broad ideas about working in sports, but didn’t quite understand where her skill set would best fit.
“Don’t be afraid to go out and look for something that may not be what you want, but will still be a good experience,” Stevenson said.
Stevenson said Career Services helped her build her professional resume and enriched her LinkedIn profile so she could connect better with people in her field.
“When it came time to start applying, [Career Services] When I was told that offering a baseball-based service would be the best fit for me, I looked at various websites,” Stevenson said.
With all the help and preparation she received from Career Services, it turned out to be an internship with the Cleveland Guardians. Over time, Stevenson was hired by a baseball team and now works in fan service.
Even through work until Stevenson was brought into the Guardians, she was rejected twice by the team separately, and was also rejected by one of the Guardians’ minor league affiliates, the Columbus Clippers.
“I looked for things to do that I enjoyed a lot, but when it came to work, I was able to put my fandom aside at the end of the day,” Stevenson said.
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