Career and Post-Graduate Development

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Employer Advisory Board

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.

Purpose

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.

Employer Benefits

  • 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
shansen@ursinus.edu