College of Education
Fall 2014 Career Consultant Report
Hello from the COE Career Consultant, Whitney Prescott
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
Individual AppointmentsStudents 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please plan to schedule in advance.
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.
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.
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:
Cookies & Conversation
Cookies & Lemonade were provided by the UGA Career Center in the Aderhold Student Lounge
Students had the opportunity to meet their Career Consultant at this "welcome back event" in August
Students left with cookies, lemonade, giveaways and a COE Career Guide
Having Some Fun
Who said presentations had to be boring? Students had the opportunity to get up and role play during one of my presentations to Dr. Amy Heath's class
Teacher Ed Job Search Workshop
This end of the year workshop is always a big hit!
A Room Full
I hosted 30+ students during the Teacher Ed Job Search Workshop
Having Some Fun
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
Encourage December 2014 Graduates to complete the Career Outcomes Survey!