Career Advisors Meet at Saint Leo

August 04, 2011

Career_AdvisorSaint Leo’s University Campus hosted the annual retreat of the Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium the first week in August. (Kim Edwards, Saint Leo associate director of career planning, is pictured in the red blouse.) The retreat gives the professional staff employed in career planning and services offices at private institutions regionally the opportunity to share ideas on programs and practices that can aid all the consortium’s students as they prepare for their first entry into the workforce, for transitions to new careers, or for further education at graduate schools.

Among students, career planning concerns and questions arise most often among seniors and recent graduates––and especially so when the hiring economy is weak––but the process of career exploration can be started early in a student’s college career. Saint Leo’s Career Planning professionals recommend undergraduates visit the office as early as their sophomore year to acquaint themselves with the resources available not just for post-graduation employment listings, but also for information on internships they can pursue during their college years. Help with resume preparation and the development of interviewing and networking skills is also consistently available.

Saint Leo and the Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium also try to aid students by meeting with employers in the region, and by organizing career expos open only to students and alumni of member institutions. For more information, visit Career Planning online.