Career Development Advocates Assist with Career and Professional Development Goals

Posted on 2/19/2014 2:03:10 PM

Career Development Advocates (CDAs) is a program within the Career Development Center made up of undergraduate students trained by professional staff to provide career and professional development advice to IUP students. 

The CDAs present career development topics, offer feedback on students’ professional documents such as resumes and cover letters, and participate in campus events to promote the Career Development Center.

Numerous IUP students have attended drop-in resume and cover letter review hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00–6:30 p.m.) at the Career Development Center to have their materials critiqued by a CDA.  

The CDAs have also conducted workshops for student organizations, academic classes, and residence halls, covering topics such as resumes and cover letters, interviewing, business etiquette, social media professionalism, job fairs, networking, and job searching. Additionally, CDAs have promoted the Career Development Center and its mission at the department’s annual Open House (recently renamed “Goal in the Grove”), IUP Admissions Expos, the IUP Career Expo, and the Six O’Clock Series programs. 

This Spring, the CDA program expanded several of its current services to continue assisting more IUP students with their career and professional development goals. The CDA program is a fantastic way for students to become involved on campus, to assist peers with their development, and to advance their own professional development!