Paving The Way for Student and New Graduate Success: Best Practices and Tips for College Career Center Professionals in 2021 and Beyond
Presented by: Brandi Muñoz & Gabrielle Thomas
As employers begin to re-emerge and we continue to navigate a virtual recruiting landscape, college and career centers must be prepared to equip job seekers with a variety of skills including resume/cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile creation, virtual interviews, and offer negotiation. Resources often vary across universities but in this presentation, we will walk you through universal strategies that will position students and clients for success and help them articulate their value add. We will also discuss other ways college/career centers can help increase job placement rates including in-house/external job boards, internship opportunities, student/alumni engagement program ideas, alumni network cultivation, and research-informed advising approaches. After the presentation, we will leave time for a Q&A and brainstorming session, so the group can share best practices that align with the topics shared.
Three key takeaways from this session include:
- How to best equip students and job seekers to navigate the current hiring landscape.
- What resources and strategies are available to college/career centers to increase job placement rates.
- Resume writing strategies that articulate value add and position job seekers (students/clients) for success.
This one-hour recording from the 2021 Virtual Conference is $9.99 for NRWA members and $19.99 for nonmembers. It is eligible for 1 CEU.
About the presenters:
Brandi R. Muñoz (She/Her) is a Certified Human Resources Professional (PHR, SHRM-SP), Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), and Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE) with experience as a Corporate Trainer, Human Resources & Diversity Consultant, and Career Coach. She is also certified in Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessments, Thomas-Killman Conflict Styles, Skill Scope, and Keys from the Center for Creative Leadership.
Brandi is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Master of Arts program in Conflict Resolution with a focus on workplace mediation and negotiation. She also serves as the Diversity Officer for the Association for Conflict Resolution in the education, research, and training section.
Currently, Brandi is working toward attaining a doctorate (EdD) in Organizational Leadership, focusing on conflict resolution and leadership development. Brandi has expertise in developing and facilitating training topics related to human resources, career transition, dispute resolution, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She also publishes online blogs and articles for women in leadership, career development, and strategies that foster inclusive workplaces.
Gabrielle Thomas is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and Associate Career Coach with PCC. She is also Assistant Director of Career Development at the Wharton School of Business as well as Villanova University’s Graduate Business School. Prior to this, Gabrielle was the Site Director of an education non-profit after and served for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She is pursuing her MSEd/MPA at the University of Pennsylvania and has her BA in Law & Political Science from Arcadia University.