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Strategic Directions for Career Services Within the University Setting: New Directions for Student Services, Number 148

Strategic Directions for Career Services Within the University Setting: New Directions for Student Services, Number 148

Kelli K. Smith

ISBN: 978-1-119-02397-5

Dec 2014, Jossey-Bass

112 pages

$23.99

Description

Filled with strategic directions, practical advice and best practices, this volume delivers an overview of emerging trends for the career services profession.

Hot topics include:

  • a blend of research, case studies, and personal experiences that are intended to stimulate a productive dialogue about career services
  • how career services professionals should be leaders in creating university-wide, innovative career programs and systems
  • discussions of assessment, collaboration with academic advising, external relations, and internationalization.


This is the 148th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

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EDITOR’S NOTES 1
Kelli K. Smith

1. Evolution of Career Services in Higher Education 5
Farouk Dey, Christine Y. Cruzvergara

Socioeconomic changes, technological advances, and generational trends have been the impetus behind every major paradigm shift in the delivery of career services in higher education during the past century, including the one taking shape today. This chapter will provide an overview of the changing nature and emerging trends that are shaping the future of career services in higher education.

2. Value-Added Career Services: Creating College/University-Wide Systems 19
Jeff Garis

This chapter addresses a range of core programs that career centers can lead in contributing to an institution-wide seamless system of career services.

3. Back to the Basics: Career Counseling 35
Keri Carter Pipkins, Gail S. Rooney, Imants Jaunarajs

This chapter emphasizes that the practice of career counseling should be the foundation of career centers.

4. Academic Advising and Career Services: A Collaborative Approach 49
Katherine E. Ledwith

This chapter describes how career services professionals and academic advising units can partner to serve college students. Observations are also provided regarding the role of advising and best practices to meet the growing need for a shared approach to the academic and career needs of students.

5. Framing Assessment for Career Services: Telling Our Story 65
Julia Panke Makela, Gail S. Rooney

This chapter provides career professionals with an overview of current assessment practices and a framework for understanding how to bring practitioner-led assessment activities into daily practice.

6. Career Services in University External Relations 81
Seth C. W. Hayden, Katherine E. Ledwith

The chapter will focus on the role of career services in external relations. It will provide the basis for this connection along with best practices in developing and maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between career centers and on-campus and off-campus partners.

7. The Globalization of Career Services 93
Mark A. Kenyon, Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon

This chapter emphasizes the important role career services plays in advising students about global careers.

INDEX 103