Coach students and recent graduates who express interest in exploring, preparing for and pursuing careers in competitive business, consulting, finance, technology or related fields.
Band: 5 Responsibilities:
- Coach students and young alumni in their development as professionals and pursuit of opportunities in competitive businesses and technology including consulting, finance, and fortune 500 companies.
- Coach students individually and in small groups in professional development, opportunity search and transitional skills; building self-awareness, building industry awareness, developing the ability to conduct a successful opportunity search, navigating transitions, and building life skills helpful in their transition.
- Engage with students in reflection, identifying transferable skills, creating plans for in-school and post-graduate experiences.
- Coach students in preparing for professional interactions, networking and forming connections, internship, full-time, and graduate and professional school opportunities through understanding and telling their stories, resume assistance, interviewing techniques/feedback, searching techniques and application process.
- Educate, equip, and support students in securing highly competitive opportunities (job shadow, internships, jobs) in business, consulting, finance, technology and related fields, and fortune 500 companies as well as business-focused and technical education (e.g. HBX-Core).
- Prepare students for intense interview process, such as case, technical, and financial interviews.
- Coach students on workplace norms and prepare them to make the most of their experience.
- Track and maintain accurate and current data, and provide outcomes and evaluative data when requested.
- Establish relationships with faculty members to gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum and academic experience, to better assist students in planning their out-of-classroom experiences.
- Coordinate industry programs, events, and services for students.
- Design, plan, facilitate and evaluate topically and pathway relevant programming and workshops (e.g guest speakers, professionals in residence, alumni/student panels, career-focused symposia, skills workshops).
- Plan and lead off campus Tiger Treks and site visits.
- Create program materials and conduct research on the professions’ trends, job market, and the hiring trends in business, consulting, finance, technology and related fields.
- Partner and collaborate with relevant student groups (for example Investment Club, Consulting Club, Women in Business, Coding Club), academic departments, and administrative departments to develop industry pathway specific programming, student preparation, and communicate opportunities to students.
- Communicate internship opportunities to students through most effective means for student target which could include relationship-based networking, website, career management system, list serve, website and other means of communication.
- Lead the development and implementation of an employer relations and graduate/professional school plan to secure opportunities specific to the industry pathways.
- Identify, independently source, and manage key employer ,pre-MBA and MBA program accounts, and graduate and professional school relationships, and utilize high touch and effective customer services practices for employers and pre-MBA,MBA, and graduate a professional school programs that represent the geographic and industry interests (specifically within “business”, consulting, finance, technology, fortune 500, marketing/sales) of Colorado College students.
- Consult with campus partners on key prospects including, faculty, Alumni and Family Relations, Advancement, Office of Volunteer Leadership, and other relevant partners.
- Develop strong, positive partnerships, that are visible to campus community, with employers, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, and friends of Colorado College who work in business, consulting, finance, technology, and fortune 500 companies to identify and develop internship, full-time, fellowship, and pre-MBA program, MBA and graduate and professional school opportunities with a focus on key alumni locations (For example, Denver, Seattle, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, and Minneapolis.)
- Develop a process for evaluating the internship process and outcomes from the employer and student perspectives.
- Collaborate with faculty and campus partners in development and delivery of programs and messages.
- Participate actively in contributing to the success of the Career Center.
- Participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts of the Career Center
- Serve as the Colorado College representative for select consortiums (for example; SLAC), manage off campus consortia events, including administrative responsibilities to coordinate partners, organize event logistics, lead colleagues in Employer Development and marketing efforts.
- Generate advocates who share the Career Center story externally.
- Share with all staff the design and delivery of education programs and provide services for students, alumni, and employers with the goal being to connect these constituents for mutual benefit.
- Work with the Career Center team to develop and implement efficient methods to track student data, quantify the success rates of programs, and articulate the return on investment received by students.
- Work closely with the team to develop presentations and reports; attend meetings and deliver presentations to a variety of constituents.
- As appropriate, represent the Career Center on divisional and college wide committees.
- Serve as a liaison to assigned departments on campus.
o Support and actively contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity, inclusion and equity at Colorado College and work effectively with all members of the campus community.
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
o Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the college’s sustainability initiatives and innovation.
o Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years relevant professional work experience in consulting, finance, and/or fortune 500 companies OR Master’s degree in business, student development, or a related field and at least 3 years of experience in corporate human resources, career advising in a business school setting, or related field. Technical skills required include MS Office, contact management, and internet-based applications, Ability to conduct case interviews and technical financial interviews. Requires an ability to build internal and external relationships and work in teams. Strong commitment to student success. Strong knowledge base in seeking and securing internships, summer research experience, and full-time positions in consulting, finance, and Fortune 500 companies as well as applying to graduate school (particularly business school). Experience working with C-level professionals, executives, faculty, or other high-level stakeholders. Innovative, creative, and effective problem-solver with demonstrated success in connecting individuals with opportunities. Demonstrated success in elevating services from transactional to transformational.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by Colorado College’s motor vehicle insurance carrier.
Direct university, campus or corporate recruiting experience in consulting, finance, or a Fortune 500 company or in a career center at a leading business school; familiarity with software packages such as recruiting management systems for the delivery of career services.