Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsDecember 5, 2012by Cameo Hartz
We’re in the heat of the hectic academic period between Thanksgiving and winter break. It’s a time when I see missed appointments skyrocket. The students who I do see often come in harried, sleep-deprived, and concerned about how they can possibly fit everything into the end-of-semester rush.
Let’s make good use of the task-switching capacity and screen-focused mentality of today’s students and prompt them to add exploratory and reflective tasks that can be done in "sprint sessions." Ten minutes a day can keep the anxiety away!
I’ll break these tech-driven tasks into three different categories—strengths, motivation, and fit: Strengths
You’ve seen that I included a prompt for our career centers that could help foster this mentality in student practice and a prompt that could be explicitly recommended to a student immediately. This is just a start. Join me over at the NACE LinkedIn group where I’ll start a discussion on the topic and you can share your ideas and best practices, too!
A strong proponent for career professionals using the online space for education as effectively as counseling and events, Cameo Hartz leads digital strategy and communication for Duke University's career center. See www.cameohartz.com.
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