The University Career Center has created a formal training program to provide faculty and staff with the key strategies and techniques to work with UNC Charlotte students on their career development and management in a consulting role. Learn about common approaches, techniques, and strategies used by career development professionals at UNC Charlotte and across the nation from experts in the field. This program is intended to also provide campus colleagues with professional development to add to their own careers and additional training updates to continue their skill development in assisting students with their career development and management.
Register for the next Career Consultant Training Program through the Learning & Development Portal.
- Introduction to Career Development: learn more about what career development is and what it is not. Select theories will be discussed along with their relevance to the college population and UNC Charlotte. The “who, what, where, when, and why” of the University Career Center will be discussed.
- Six Tools of the Trade and the Coaching Model: this session will bring theory into practice, explaining how to develop a structured mindset in working with our students. Common communication patterns, red flags, and coaching skills will be presented with time for practice.
- Strategies towards Career Goal Development: participants will incorporate theory and structured processes into typical strategies in helping students understand their skills, experience, and knowledge and how it relates to career paths. A series of activities and coaching techniques will be presented and practiced to provide participants with hands-on experience in using resources to work with students.
- The Effective Referral: our office maintains a number of resources and professionally trained staff members ready to assist students with a range of concerns and questions about their career path. Learn about these resources and how to connect students to additional assistance to prepare and connect them to opportunities.
The resources below are available for graduates of the Career Consultant Training Program. Please reach out to Dr. Suzanne Voigt to learn more about future trainings!