Therese Credle. Seattle University. Student Development Administration. Fall 2012. Institutional Demographics. Best Practices & Recommendations of Career Services at Highline Community College. TRIO Career Exploration Internship. ID: 426607
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TRIO CAREER EXPLORATION: HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Student Development Administration
Best Practices & Recommendations of Career Services at Highline Community CollegeTRIO Career Exploration InternshipReflections of Professional Development
Highline Community College
Institutional Mission:“To deliver innovative education and training opportunities to foster your personal and professional success in our multicultural world and global economy. We help you build a better future” (Highline Community College, About Us, 2012). Mission of Counseling Center:“The primary mission of the Counseling Center is to help students reach their academic goals through educational, career, and personal counseling” (Highline Community College, Counseling Center, 2012).
17,912 students total58 % female, 42 % male69% student of color
Best Practices: Highline Community College
1. Engagement of students in active learning - Three Career Course Offerings regarding career exploration 2. Educational partnerships that advance student learning - Offering of career exploration courses - Connecting with student support programs: *TRIO career exploration resources for TRIO students 3. Builds supportive and inclusive communities - Offering online resources for multicultural students and special populations
Blimling and Whitt (1999)Slide5
Recommendations: Highline Community College
1. Growth in Setting and Communicating High Expectations for Learning:Having a concrete departmental mission statement for career servicesHaving more of a presence on campus and online that provides current career opportunities for students2. Using Systematic Inquiry to Improve Performance: Understanding student population and career interests Being intentional in programming career events tailored to the needs of their student population
Blimling and Whitt (1999)Slide6
TRIO Internship Staff
Internship Site Supervisor:
-Alexandra Manuel Director of Student Support and Retention Services *SDA Alumni
TRIO Staff :- Program Assistant- Financial Aid Advisor - Academic Advisor/Program Manager- Academic Coach- Advisor & Retention Coordinator- Veterans Program ManagerSlide8
What is TRIO?
“TRIO is a federally funded program that provides low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities valuable support and services” in:academic preparednesstransfer readinessfinancial literacycommunity engagementcareer exploration
Internship Work Plan Objectives
Creation of a career exploration survey
Creation of the TRIO career exploration toolkit
Development of the TRIO career exploration web portal
Connecting career development theory during career advising appointmentsSlide10
TRIO Career Exploration Survey
Questions of Significance:1. What are your current career goals? - 57% career related, 42% education related2. In what ways were career services helpful to you? - 42% educational planning3. What are some reasons you may feel hesitant to attend classes or programs for career services? - Themes included: affordability, time consumption, academic course load, medical reasonsSlide11
1. Career Discernment:
- The ability to form a well rounded perspective about career direction as it relates to students’ interests, skills, and values.2. Career Readiness: - The investigation and preparation of career interests.3. Career Development: - The process of building and expanding professional network.
TRIO Career Exploration ToolkitSlide12
Development of TRIO Career Exploration Website
My research from various colleges provided insight on the importance of developing an online career exploration website for students.The TRIO Career Exploration Website promotes accessible career resources for TRIO students.TRIO Career Exploration WebsiteSlide13
TRIO Career Exploration Advising
Transfer PreparednessAssistance with College Applications Assistance with Personal StatementsMajor Preparation The River ActivityThe student at presentThe student’s future goal(s)Barriers keeping the student from goal(s)Tasks needed to be accomplished in order to attain goalSlide14
Connection to Theory
Narrative Career Counseling:
Brott, Cochran, Young, & Collin: 1990’sCounselors look to identify a pattern in the client’s life, form a sense of the client’s identity, and assess goals for the futureEmphasizes subjectivity and meaning-making with emotion as a core part of the process
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?Slide15
Connection to Theory
Person-Environment fit theory: John Holland (1970) The Holland Code: RIASECSlide16
TRIO students can benefit from career exploration by: 1. Gaining understanding of how education parallels with their career interests 2. Developing positive self-efficacy and outcome expectations during career exploration.Slide17
Reflections of My Professional Development
Gained professional experience in adapting student services to specific environments and cultures
Integrated career development theory during career advising appointments
Increased my professional network by conducting informational interviews with professional staffSlide18
“Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
- Mary OliverSlide19
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Highline Community College (2012). Career Resource Center. Retrieved from: http://counseling.highline.edu/careerresource.php
Highline Community College (2012). Counseling Center. Retrieved from: http://counseling.highline.edu/
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