The Career Development Center is excited to announce our Career Champion Program. This is a campus-wide program designed to visibly identify faculty and staff who are specially equipped to assist students with career decision-making.
The Career Everywhere movement is about empowering our students and meeting them where they are at. This provides support, information, content, and guidance to be available wherever and whenever they need it.
The Career Champions Program equips faculty, staff, and student leaders across Fresno State with the tools to support students’ career development.
The Career Champions program grew out of a recognition that the Career Development Center is just one of the many places students may come for career support. Although the Career Development Center staff is available to assist students with career development and planning, we know that people all across campus are also helping students build toward their careers in meaningful ways.
Eighty-eight percent of first-year students cite their reason for attending college is to get a better job, (Gallup/Lumina poll. UCLA, CIRP, Gallup/IHE). This makes it critical to ensure those providing advice to Fresno State students have the resources and tools to provide sound career information and advice. Most Alumni say that they received more information from faculty and University staff than from the Career Center, which makes it imperative that the Career Center work closely with faculty and staff to provide the most up-to-date resources, trends, data, and information to share with their students.
2018 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey “Mentoring College Students to Success”:
- Eighty-eight percent of graduates received at least some career advice from either faculty or career services
- Graduates are more likely to have received career advice from faculty or staff members than from the career services office
- While a third of graduates say they received career advice from faculty or staff often or very often, 22% say the same about the career services office
Career Champions program spreads awareness and integration of career development and career competencies more broadly across campus in a way that ensures consistent messaging to students, through the Career Champions Program. It also provides an opportunity to bring Career Champions together for training, discussions, and brainstorming around career issues as they relate to Fresno State students in an effort to continue learning from one another and provide more comprehensive and specific information to our students.
- Increase the number and quality of career conversations that are occurring both inside and outside of the Career Development Center
- Equip Faculty and Staff with the knowledge of Career Development Center resources in order to increase the effectiveness of career conversations with students
- Ensure career accessibility and equity throughout the Fresno State community, so that all students can get the career support they need, in a place or with a person with whom they are comfortable
This page has been created to provide Career Champions with the most up-to-date information, resources, and content that will help you when working with students in the career space. A few important highlights include training videos for career champions, career-related modules that you can infuse into your classes, and upcoming events for students. Don’t forget to sign up for alerts from this community by clicking the box to the right, so you can quickly learn and access new opportunities as they become available.
Interested in Becoming a Career Champion?
If you happen to have stumbled onto this page but are not yet a registered Career Champion, please click on the button below to join! If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com. We invite you to become a Career Champion by completing the Career Champion Enrollment Form at any point during the semester so we can determine how our Champions are working with our students and acknowledge your commitment to helping students reach their career goals.