At PLU, we believe that education can change the world. As an employee of PLU, you will have the opportunity to join a learning community committed to doing, investigating, teaching, creating, and serving. The PLU experience allows students’ ambition to bloom into purpose, their abilities to sharpen into tools, and their caring to become a transformative force.
The Alumni and Student Connections office supports each Lute in utilizing the PLU network to help make their visions a reality. The Career and Internship Advisor is responsible for providing advising, development, and support to all students and alumni. The Career and Internship Advisor also assists in cultivating and connecting students to opportunities for the expression of vocation after graduation from PLU in employment, service, and graduate school. This position reports to the Director of Career, Learning, and Engagement.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Provide career and internship planning assistance through in-person and virtual advising appointments with individuals and small groups.
Coach students on topics such as resume and cover letter writing, job opportunities, mentorship, recruiting trends, utilization of job search tools, interview preparation, job offer evaluation, salary negotiation, graduate school planning, etc.
Assist students with the career development process, including making informed and meaningful choices relative to career, internship, vocation, academics, community service, and life planning.
Plan and lead presentations and workshops on career related topics for students, campus community, and alumni, as identified by ASC leadership.
Work collaboratively as a member of the ASC team by assisting with the planning and delivery of career, internship, vocation, and alumni focused programming, events, workshops, presentations, learning experiences, and email outreach for students.
Prepare and maintain resource guides and databases for students, faculty, and alumni.
Assist with assessment of learning outcomes, services, program evaluation and collection and compilation of information for reporting to key stakeholders and audiences.
Effectively utilize appropriate technology to support and evaluate career and internship development activities.
Contribute to ideas for continuous improvement of services for connecting with all students and focused populations, including PLU graduate students, alumni, veterans, students with disabilities, and non-traditional aged students.
Serve on campus committees, task forces, and working groups.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two years of experience providing career coaching and/or counseling to students or clients.
Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background checks.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Education, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field.
Previous experience in a higher education setting.
Experience implementing and interpreting career assessments, such as The Myers-Briggs and/or the Strong Interest Inventory.
Experience using career/development management systems.