The Career and Post-Graduate Development Employer Advisory Board
- Consists of 6 employer representatives from a variety of career fields, including the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Some will be alumni of Ursinus and others will not.
- Board Member terms are two years and are renewable one time at the discretion of the Chair.
- The Chair will be the Associate Director for Employer Relations.
- Board Members serve in a volunteer capacity.
- Membership on the Employer Advisory Board is by invitation only.
To provide a forum for employers and Ursinus College stakeholders to engage in relevant discussions regarding a wide variety of career and employment issues. Information gathered from these discussions will strengthen the services offered by Career and Post-Graduate Development to students and employers. Topics may include:
- Best practices and feedback regarding Ursinus’ Employer Services and recruitment processes.
- Guidance on the skills sets and employability factors students must possess to be successful in the workplace.
- Current economic and business trends and how they relate to the recruitment process.
- Internship programs.
- Marketing to today’s young adults.
- Employer needs and perspectives and how a College can best meet these
- How to best prepare students to succeed during their internship and job search, plus expectations for success once they are hired.
- Generate new ideas.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Employer Advisory Board
- Attend and actively participate in two board meetings, held on campus at Ursinus, each year.
- Be available to respond to inquiries and share perspectives outside of the board meetings as needed.
- Represent your organization (or arrange to have someone else represent) at the Ursinus College Annual Job, Internship and Networking Fair in February.
- Post Internships and Jobs at your organization with us throughout the year.
- Build relationships with other employers and expand your network.
- Discuss recruiting trends and best practices.
- Raise your visibility on campus and strengthen your brand as an employer of choice.
- Develop contacts for accessing key talent for internships and employment opportunities
- Increase familiarity with Ursinus College and develop knowledge about programs which may be of particular interest to your organization.
- Potential for increased interaction with students and faculty.
- Receive acknowledgement on the Career and Post-Graduate Development website and also at the annual Job, Internship and Networking Fair.
- Positively impact the work of Ursinus College Career and Post-Graduate Development through sharing your knowledge and experience.
Benefits to Ursinus College Career and Post-Graduate Development
- Increased contact and collaboration with regional employers.
- Acquire current information regarding the job market for college graduates
- Clarify skills most needed in today’s world of work.
- Gain ideas on how to develop relationships with new employers and on how to better serve our existing employer partners.
- Develop programming that is informed by the employers who aim to hire our students.
Advisory Board Members
Career and Post-Graduate Development Liaison:
Sharon Hansen, Director