The Parsons Graduate Career Advisor in the Center for Graduate Career and Professional Development is responsible for providing career development support leading to successful career outcomes for students and alumni of Parsons students within The New School. The Graduate Career Advisor will manage a caseload of graduate students from Parsons School of Design as well as assist other graduate student populations from time to time. The Graduate Career Advisor will work directly with other staff at the Center and at times with employers and become a liaison to the students and faculty, conduct workshops, participate in career events, and assist on projects, as needed, within the Center. The graduate career advisor will report to the Director of the Center for Graduate Career and Professional Development.
Responsibilities: Provide one-on-one career advising to students including job search strategies, portfolio reviews, interviewing and networking skills, resume/cover letter preparation, and online branding Provide career assessment and career guidance in sectors relating to Parsons Graduate majors Create and facilitate workshops and resources on career related topics Develop and maintain strong working relationship with Parson's department administrators, Dean's offices and faculty; coordinate and collaborate on events and programs Market events and opportunities to students Collaborate with the Employer Relations team to increase student participation in internships and other experiential activities including networking events Support the career advising efforts of the Academic Advising and Career Development team, as needed Represent Career Services at various campus-wide events (New Admit Weekend, Information Sessions, Orientation, etc.) and department specific events Maintain and report accurate data on student, faculty, and employer outreach including 1-1 appointments and class visits Encourage increased student usage of online recruiting platform
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree Experience with a graduate student population Experience in career counseling Excellent communication (oral and written), and presentation skills Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs; Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Comfortable working with technology-based services Proven ability to work independently while functioning as a team member Strong abilities in time management, event organization, and managing multiple projects and details
Preferred Qualifications: Industry-specific training or knowledge of one of the following: design and theory, design, graphic design, digital technology, animation, design strategy Knowledge of 12Twenty CMS
Internal Number: 16929
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