Essential Functions: The University Counselor I will provide support to the PWC-MPREP program, assist all MISB students with career counseling and outreach activities that engage and retain to students. The University Counselor I will support the school to achieve a positive reputation for its contributions to knowledge development, for the role it plays in the economic prosperity of the community, and for becoming a school of choice - one which prospective students see as providing a pathway to academic and professional achievement in alignment with the strategic plan of the Mike Ilitch School of Business and the University's Strategic Plan. This is a one-year subsidy conditioned (non ESS-Track) position.Essential FunctionsCommunicate effectively and accurately the academic expectations, career opportunities and internships available to business students in various majors and concentrations in the Mike Ilitch School of Business
Maintain continuous advising relationships with students and alumni
Engage students in broad discussion from initial college preparedness through career planning
Monitor and communicate using university systems, social media, small group, and face-to-face sessions, as appropriate
Coordinate placement efforts within the Mike Ilitch School of Business
Work with supervisors, staff, and faculty
Demonstrate ability to act as liaison with other units; participate in meetings and work as a member of a team
Within the Mike Ilitch School of Business advise undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni on academic requirements for differing career opportunities
Provide guidance and assistance in clarifying academic and career goals through individual advising appointments
Help students/alumni develop and refine skills such as resume writing, interviewing, and job search skills
Conduct information sessions and workshops and provide advising on the main campus and at extension centers
Coordinate special programs and events
MPREP Scholars Tasks include (but are not limited to):Assist with planning, set-up, and execution of program workshopsAttend shareholder and planning committee meetingsSupport student members in academic, professional, and appropriate personal situationsEngage and develop mentor participantsVisit local Metro Detroit schools to present on the topics of accounting, finance, and the MPREP Scholars programParticipate in community outreach events, as neededComplete administrative tasks, including email blasts, social media posts, and material printing, as neededPerform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the PWC-MPREP program and Career Planning and Placement office on behalf of the university, students, and alumni.
Qualifications: Master's degree required; preferably in Business Administration
Will also consider Higher Education Administration, Student Development, Counseling Guidance or a closely related field. Degree may also be in the field of the school or college.
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesInterpersonal: Ability to establish genuine relationships with individuals, be helpful by providing exceptional service, influence and sustain positive relationships.Communication: Excellent oral and written skills, along with exceptional public speaking skills. Ability to transfer knowledge to a diverse and multicultural audience.Multicultural: An awareness of multicultural issues and a broad knowledge of diversity dimensions. The ability to serve and engage others in a multicultural environment.Knowledgeable: Understanding of higher education admissions policy and practices, along with a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.Collaboration: Ability to engage and work with others to achieve the best possible outcome for the students and the community.Organizational: Ability to plan and execute to achieve goals, setting realistic timelines, although handling several initiatives.Technical: Ability to use a computer using Microsoft Office and WSU systems, especially those related to student advising and career planning and placement.
Internal Number: 76_207647
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.