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Tech Tools for Career Counseling
IT'S NOT REALLY A SURPRISE

In addition to résumé editing capabil-

with alumni. NYIT chose a career and

that the New York Institute of Technol-

ities, Handshake offers an online career

mentoring software platform called

ogy (NYIT) is at the forefront of using

portal where students can search for

CampusTap. "We have been building out

technology to deliver career services to

jobs, internships, and volunteer oppor-

our alumni who have an interest in men-

its international students and alumni.

tunities. Hyde says students can also

toring and have recently reached out

"A student doesn't physically have to

find out more about employers posting

to our students to populate that side.

come into a career center anymore. We

these opportunities and set up alerts to

We know that students want to connect

do virtual appointments with Zoom or

be informed about companies conduct-

with alumni, as we are asked this all the

Skype. Career counseling has changed a

ing campus recruitment at NYIT. "This

time from our students seeking exper-

bit since I'm not necessarily sitting down

is also the place where employers post

tise of our community," Hyde explains.

with them one-on-one with their ré-

their opportunities through NYIT to

sumé. I might be looking at Handshake,

advise our current students and alumni

with more than 3,400 members

which is a platform we're using right

about open employment or networking

made up of NYIT students, staff, and

now, and walking them through some

opportunities," Hyde adds.

alumni. "We also welcome employers

ideas about the changes to make on

Many campuses are also using

NYIT also has a LinkedIn group

and HR professionals/recruiters to

their résumé while they are also online,"

technology to facilitate peer mentoring

join this group to share employment

says John Hyde.

that allows current students to connect

opportunities," Hyde says.

to international students. Some international student services
offices invite career services professionals to introduce their work
at orientation, while others have career services professionals offer
drop-in advising in the international student office.
At Northwestern, the Career Advancement Office offers career
counseling in tandem with immigration advising through international student services. "My entire staff is well aware of the issues
students face as they graduate and want to do OPT, and they're
routinely referring [students] to the international office to tackle
visa issues. The international office is routinely referring them
back to us with when they're looking for internships or full-time
jobs," Presnell says.
Rossetti adds that on today's college campuses, the functions of
the international student services and career services offices often
overlap and coordination ensures that students are positioned
to take full advantage of postgraduate employment options: "We
now have multiple types of functional areas where students are
essentially dealing with immigration and career management. It's
important that at every point in time, every administrator that is
in touch with the students is reinforcing rules and regulations so
that at the time they [are] eligible, they are appropriately eligible.
It's been good to be able to have that collaboration throughout the
process to help support what ultimately is the goal, which is getting the students into the career that they want after graduation." n

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CHARLOTTE WEST is a freelance writer.

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From the Desk of
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Canada
Quick Questions
Feature: Using Technology to Reach Students Where They Are
Feature: Global Connections, Staying Local: Online International Education Continues to Grow As an Alternative—and Support—to In-Person Study
Feature: Getting to Work How Career Services Offices Are Helping Students Launch Their Careers
Feature: How Assessment Approaches Measure Up
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
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