Highlights & Accomplishments

Career center Highlights


Career Center Rendering

Planning for our New Home

A lot of time and energy was devoted to the on-going planning for our move to our vibrant, inviting, and accessible location in the Lower Sproul Neighborhood!

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Callisto Mobile


Callisto Goes Mobile!

We launched the mobile version of Callisto that provides “on the go” access from a smartphone or tablet from http://callisto.berkeley.edu This mobile site allows our students and alumni to:

  • Search for and apply to jobs (using a resume and/or cover letter already in the system).
  • Search for and sign up for OCR interviews (and reschedule or cancel).
  • View and RSVP for workshops and employer info sessions.
  • Get information about career fairs and find out which employers are coming to the fair.
  • View and update their profile.

The launch of this mobile site supports our strategic theme of leveraging technology and provides greater accessibility to many of our online services.


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Letters & Science Career Conference

The inaugural “Letters & Science Career Conference” was held in partnership with L&S Advising, ASUC and RSSP. Keynote speaker Jefferson Coombs (’89 Psychology), newly appointed California Alumni Association Executive Director, shared his insights on the value of a liberal arts education with over 200 students as part of a full day of activities that helped L&S students explore career paths, articulate the value of their Cal degree, and define their marketable skills--all of which contribute to better positioning them for today’s challenging job market.


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The Insiders--Diversity Recruiter Panel & Mingle

Our Diversity Counseling Team hosted this new event for over 100 first generation, underrepresented, and non-traditional students and the advisors that serve them. The event helped students and staff understand how their academic and personal experiences translate to transferable skills that are valued by employers and provided networking opportunities for our students to connect with employers who value their diverse experiences and skill sets.


Career Quest


CareerQuest for Transfers

Building on the CareerQuest for Freshmen program, in fall 2012 we extended CareerQuest to transfer students for the first time. Its five well-attended events provided essential steps for finding employment and internships or getting into graduate programs of choice, plus advice from employers and successful transfer students.


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Career Center Social Media Plan

In support of our strategic theme, “identifying new delivery systems for the students of tomorrow,” our staff social media group created and deployed a comprehensive social media plan for the Career Center, including:


 

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Externship Program

This incredibly valuable job shadowing program designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores continues to earn outstanding evaluations. This year 99% of the 501 student participants said they would recommend the program to a friend and 96% of the 296 alumni sponsors said they are willing to participate next year.


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Career Counseling Satisfaction

As part of our commitment to customer care, we are continually evaluating students’ experiences with our career counselors, and our most recent survey reveals that 80% of them would recommend their career counselor to a friend.


 

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Mock Interview Consultants

This year three mock interview consultants with industry experience held a total of 306 one-on-one sessions with business minded students, Haas business majors, and technical/engineering students. Evaluations for this in-demand service were extremely positive with nearly 90% of students giving the service “excellent” ratings.

Awards & Recognition

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Sarah Backes-Diaz, Interim Assistant Director of Counseling, was selected as one of eight participants for the highly competitive National Career Development Association (NCDA) Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy was created with the ultimate goal of identifying and nurturing future generations of NCDA Leaders.

Everyday Writing


Debra Behrens, Career Counselor, was invited to be a contributing author for an English textbook entitled Everyday Writing (2012). Her contribution “Developing Global Skills for an International Career”, is featured as a model example of informational writing. The book was published by Pearson, a major academic press.

Tsinghua University

Tom Devlin, Career Center Director, was invited to deliver an opening speech and a session on “Key Trends in US Career Centers” at the 2012 International Career Development Education Conference at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

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Suzanne Helbig, Career Center Assistant Director, was an invited panelist for the “Internet Brand Management” session at the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Annual Conference & Expo. Suzanne is also a member of NACE’s Equity & Inclusion Committee.

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Business Week gave the Career Center an “A” for services for undergraduate business students.