College of Education

Fall 2014 Career Consultant Report

Hello from the COE Career Consultant, Whitney Prescott

I recently celebrated my first full year in my role as Career Consultant for the College of Education. The past year has been such a fun and rewarding experience! I have enjoyed meeting many of you, presenting to your classes, and collaborating with the College of Education to provide the best career services for our students. I look forward to working with you all this upcoming Spring. Thank you for your time and please enjoy the College of Education Career Consultant Report...and Happy Holidays!


Sincerely,

Whitney Prescott

In this report

- Career Consultant Contact Report

- Fall 2014 Photo Highlights

- 2013 UGA Post Graduation Survey (College of Ed Data)

- Save the Date for the 2015 College of Education Career Fair

Career Consultant Contact Report

Whitney's Total Contacts: 1,063 students

August 2014 - December 2014


*Major events included: Cookies & Conversation Student Welcome, Kinesiology Resume Critique Days in Ramsey, Kinesiology Meetups, Teacher Education Alumni Panel Discussion, Teacher Education Job Search Workshop
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Individual Appointments

Students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with their Career Consultant, who serves as a resource of information specific to their majors and typical career paths. Consultants give in-depth assistance with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing, applying to graduate school and other career-related topics.


Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews are designed to replicate the type of interview a student may expect with a recruiter. Career Consultants conduct these practice interviews to assist students in identifying areas they can improve before going into a real interview setting.


Classroom Presentations

Faculty and Staff are invited to request in-class presentations on a variety of career related topics including: resumes, cover letters, the education job search, interviewing, career fair prep, networking, Linkedin, etc.


To schedule an in-class presentation, please email Whitney Prescott at wnpress@uga.edu. Please plan to schedule in advance.


Major Events

Each year, career consultants in each respective college create their own schedule of "major events" that they plan to provide to their students. Major Events can include, but are not limited to: Career Fairs, Panel Discussions, Career Fair Boot Camps, Presentations, Workshops, etc.


The most recent schedule of Major Events for College of Education Students can be found in the College of Education Career Guide.


Satellite Hours

Career Consultant satellite hours are designed to meet students where they congregate across campus. These are short visits (10-15 minutes) about resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, etc. Satellite hours begin the first week of classes and end the last full week of classes.


Whitney Prescott hosts College of Education Satellite Hours on Tuesdays from 3-5 pm in Aderhold room 126E.


Walk-ins

These quick 10-15 minute appointments are offered Monday through Friday from 12-2 pm in the Career Center (2nd Floor, Clark Howell Hall). Students can get "just in time" career help with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, etc. Walk-in hours begin each semester when classes start (first day) and end the last day of finals. There are no Walk-in hours on the day of the Fall and Spring Career Fairs or when class is not in session.

Career Consultant Survey - Student Comments

After meeting with me in an appointment, students complete a survey on their experience. Based on this year's survey, 100% of students would recommend other students visit the Career Center. Additionally, 100% of my students indicated that they were satisfied with their overall experience of meeting with me. Please feel free to refer any students my way that need career assistance.

Below are some of the highlights from the Fall 2014 survey:


"LOVE my career consultant (Whitney Prescott)! She’s very resourceful, easy to talk to, and a great listener!"


"Mrs. Prescott was a huge help and such a great resource for me. Gave me great insight and was very understanding and patient. Simply could not thank her enough for her help and advice. So thankful that I had the opportunity to meet her. Great faculty personnel."


"It was great. Whitney provided me with some great resources and connections to further my career search."


"It was an absolute delight meeting with Whitney. I came in with a lot of questions and felt unsure if I could get them answered, but Whitney’s knowledge and encouragement helped me not only feel comfortable while meeting with her but gave me a new found sense of confidence as I move forward in my academic career. She was really able to help me understand how to utilize the Career Center and I will definitely be passing that information along to my peers. Thank you so much!"


"Ms. Prescott was very helpful even though my area was not her main focus. She helped me with my resume and showed me resources to help get me on track toward finding a career. Very glad I came."


"Whitney Prescott is fantastic!! She knows what she is doing and makes students feel welcomed and important to this university!!"


"Whitney was very courteous and responsive. She gave me several helpful tips which I can utilize to improve my career goals and objectives. I also received a resource guide that will be beneficial in improving my resume and writing effective cover letters."

Fall 2014 Photo Highlights:

2013 UGA Post-Graduation Survey Info

The purpose of the Post-Graduation Survey is to provide insight into the employment status or continuing education plans for University of Georgia graduates (Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate) within an average of 6 months of their graduation date. Additionally, the survey provides detailed salary statistics and graduate school information on most majors at UGA. The following data was gathered from August 2012, December 2012, and May 2013 graduates. More detailed information from the 2013 survey can be found here: http://career.uga.edu/gradsurveyresults. Information about the College of Education can be found on page 8 of the .pdf.


College of Education

Number of Students Graduated: 1,123

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Salary Summary
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Encourage December 2014 Graduates to complete the Career Outcomes Survey!

Your partnership in promoting the UGA Career Outcomes Survey to graduating students is greatly appreciated! The survey can be found at this link: http://career.uga.edu/gradsurvey

SAVE THE DATE!

2015 College of Education Career Fair

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 at 12-3pm

Baxter St

Athens, GA

All Faculty will be extended an invitation to attend the "Faculty/Employer Luncheon" one hour prior to the kick-off of the fair. An invitation will be sent next semester.

Whitney Prescott, Career Consultant

Whitney Prescott joined UGA’s Career Center staff in December 2013 as the College of Education Career Consultant. She is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where she earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business degrees. While at Murray State, Whitney served as both a graduate assistant and a full-time Career Counselor in the Career Services Office and completed the NACE Career Coaching Intensive. In addition, she gained experience from an employer perspective as she also worked in the Office of Human Resources.