Career Services Advisor
Kaplan, Inc. - Merrillville, IN

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Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution.
  • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families?
  • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job?
  • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction?
If you answered Yes! to the above, then Kaplan Higher Education Campuses is the place for you.

Kaplan College in Hammond is currently searching for a full-time Career Services Advisor. The Career Services Advisor supports all aspects of Career Services including:

Career Preparation
  • Engage and actively partner with students from enrollment to employment with activities such as: mock interviews, professional workshops, resume writing, and workforce preparation.
  • Assist graduates in securing employment in their field of study.
  • Partner with students and employers to address and resolve placement and externship challenges and opportunities.
  • Conduct graduate exit interviews and required paperwork to determine and evaluate job interests.
  • Partner with students, alumni and employers to schedule employment interviews.
  • Conduct follow up activities with students and employers regarding resume submissions and interviews.
  • As needed, assist in-school students in finding part-time employment.
Employment Development
  • Build new strategic relationships and maintain positive working relationships with employers to secure externship, placement and referral opportunities.
  • Conduct employer and local community outreach to develop new job leads and job orders.
  • Conduct employer outreach and site visits to communicate the campus features, program information, and staffing benefits to employers in order to develop new job leads.
  • Recommend and encourage employers attendance at on-campus job fairs, workshops, Advisory Board meetings and classroom presentations.
  • Participate in recruiting and networking events.
Campus Contribution
  • Adhere to Career Services Code of Conduct, and company policies and procedures.
  • Meet established goals and objectives as provided by manager.
  • Keep current on all the campus programs and continually seek to improve level of campus and company product knowledge.
  • Participate in CS accountability meetings and report placement and job development outcomes.
  • Input all activity into database management system in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Partner and collaborate with other departments in support of campus and company goals.
  • Assist with and participate in on-campus events including: orientation, job fairs, workshops, open houses, employer panels and commencement ceremonies.
  • Associate's Degree required, Bachelors Degree strongly recommended
  • 1-3 years related experience (placement office, staffing agency, or other related recruiting or sales experience)
  • Adept in Microsoft Office
  • Customer-facing experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate accurately and positively by telephone and email
  • Ability to provide exemplary customer service with a wide variety of individuals who possess varying educational backgrounds and life experiences
  • Ability to follow processes, work effectively on a team, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to quickly learn how to use a database management system
  • Superior time management skills, including ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Mature, self-driven, results oriented individual with ability to critically assess own performance
  • Desire to help others
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Positive attitude
  • Strives for success
  • Professional demeanor
  • Embraces innovation and change
  • Holds self accountable for problems in own area of control
  • Willing and able to take direction
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Experience with CampusVue or other higher education database management system preferred

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