Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CDT | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
A key challenge facing career centers today is how to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for students starting early on during their college careers. Collaborating with campus partners provides career services with a valuable means of reaching more students. These mutually beneficial relationships not only enrich the student experience, but also create greater awareness and support for the work that career services professionals do.
This presentation will explore a model for building stronger relationships with campus partners, including residential life, multicultural student affairs, athletics, fraternity and sorority life, and others. There will be a deeper dive into the unique opportunities that a collaboration with residential life affords career services. Residential-based LinkedIn workshops and a pilot Career Ambassador In-Residence program will be discussed. Following the presentation, an open discussion on best practices, programs, and initiatives will take place.
Assistant Director of Student Career Advising
Northwestern Career Advancement
Matt is an Assistant Director of Student Career Advising at Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) in Evanston, Illinois. He works with undergraduate and graduate students in the Medill School of Journalism as well as the College of Arts & Sciences. He helps students achieve their career goals by advising them on job/internship search strategies, resume/cover/LinkedIn letter writing, interviewing, networking, negotiation, and other career-related topics. Additionally, Matt supervises NCA’s Career Ambassadors and serves as a key liaison for NCA’s partnership with residential life.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and his Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration & Policy from Northwestern University. Prior to joining NCA, Matt gained career services experience at the Northwestern School of Law and Columbia College Chicago. Matt lives in Chicago and enjoys running along the lakefront, watching Game of Thrones, and reading The New York Times.