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Career Advocate for Graduate Students Management Intern

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Job Description

A Career Advocate for Graduate Students is a Management Intern position with the Career and Professional Development Services (CPDS) department on the Tempe campus. This role will prepare and assist our diverse graduate student population to ensure they are career ready upon graduation. The Career Advocate for Graduate Students Management Intern will work with the Graduate College and with current master’s, doctoral level, and post-doctoral students in one on one and group settings by creating resources and facilitating career exploration and career readiness content.

The ideal candidate has exemplary communication skills, is comfortable speaking and presenting to both large and small groups, has the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, is prompt with their follow-through, appreciates and works well in innovative, diverse and evolving environments, and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment.

Work schedule and location: Career and Professional Development Services serves students and recent grads virtually, in the office and at events during the timeframe of Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Additional opportunities to assist with division wide, and ASU, initiatives such as Fall Welcome, Family Weekend and Homecoming. A specific work schedule will be arranged with supervisor upon hire for 20 hours a week. This position may be required to travel to different ASU campuses for above essential duties.

This Internship program is a short term-position of a 12-month experience or less. An additional one-year extension may be offered contingent upon an annual review. Candidate is required to be enrolled in a Graduate Program during the duration of employment and continuation of employment will be based on enrollment in a Graduate Program.

Working Environment

  • Must be enrolled in a Graduate Program during the course of employment
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

The Career Advocate for Graduate Students Management Intern is part of a one Career and Professional Development Services team model that provides a variety of career advisement services to students and recent alumni through every step of the career & professional development process. Career and Professional Development Services serves ASU students and new alumni through engagement opportunities tailored to their unique backgrounds, talents, experiences, academic preparation and professional goals. Our focus is to ensure Career Readiness as defined by the National Association of Colleges & Employers: Career Readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. We help them succeed at every step of their career development process from learning about majors and career options, to finding an internship or first job out of college. We offer professional career advice and are a valuable resource for job outlook, salary and employment trend information.

Career and Professional Development Services provides commensurate programs, services, and resources at all four Phoenix area locations, as well as ASU Online. Staff work collaboratively with CPDS leadership and staff at each location, and as part of the Educational Outreach and Student Services (EOSS) Vice Presidential area. EOSS provides the ASU student community with support services, involvement opportunities and a rich Sun Devil experience to assist students in achieving their personal and academic goals. Members of the ASU community aspire to live the Sun Devil Way, creating and sustaining a community that exemplifies achievement, engagement and responsibility.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience advising and supporting college students.
  • Experience presenting in front of large and small groups.
  • Experience effectively working with people individually and in varying sized groups and modalities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and database management systems. Can effectively demonstrate knowledge of specific applications such as: Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Drive.
  • Experience in work that requires attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience in prioritizing varied workload and meeting multiple, overlapping deadlines.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of being a graduate Student in a closely related field of study

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Essential Duties

  • Engages with diverse professional (graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral students) students on a regular basis, both in-person and in virtual settings by hosting workshops, webinars, and virtual 1:1 advising.
  • Advises professional students on writing resumes and CVs, preparing job search materials, developing a professional digital portfolio, managing social media presence, and networking.
  • Oversees and manages content development for professional students, which includes: creating and facilitating presentations, creating a professional development webpage for ASU students, and creating helpful handouts to support the career development and job search process.
  • Regularly delivers career and professional development presentations and workshops, in both small and large settings, to graduate level classes, graduate student clubs, professional organizations, and the community.
  • Regularly records and reports on data related to appointments, event participation, student assessments, and other position responsibilities.
  • Supports professional staff with campus partner and EOSS events and programming needs. Additional opportunities to assist with division wide, and ASU, initiatives such as Fall Welcome, Family Weekend and Homecoming.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.