Career Design knows that learners often prefer to engage in conversations about their career choices with peers, trusted faculty and staff, family members and others in their network. Our Career Influencer initiative empowers campus partners to be better equipped to support learners by providing them with the most up-to-date resources, trends, data, and information to share with their students. The goal of the Career Influencer initiative is to ensure that ALL learners have the tools needed for career success.
The Career Influencer Initiative
The Career Design Influencer Initiative has identified four opportunities for engagement:
- Student (peer-to-peer)
- Community partners, (which includes Employers, Alumni, Parents, and anyone else interested in the work that we do)
Career Design has multiple opportunities of engagement for each type of influencer. From casual conversations to active involvement with our office and programming, your perspective and voice is invaluable for learners at any stage of their journey.
Currently, Career Design has partnered with over 20 Northeastern Departments and established hundreds of individual influencers, who have been active advocates of Career Design and career education at large. We welcome any and all future influencers to get involved today!
To learn more about our initiative and to see how you can be involved, click on the category below that best describes what type of influencer YOU are:
Whether in a student organization, in residence halls, or in your classes, we know conversations about career exploration and career choices are happening among you, your friends, and peers.
Peer to peer learning is a proven effective method of education. As a peer educator/leader, you can help your friends and other Northeastern students be up to date on the latest career trends and information.
You can also become a trained leader in our renowned Career Ambassador Program!
To learn more about student involvement in Career Design, visit this page.
Whether in a course, research lab, or during office hours, we know that conversations about career exploration and career choices occur among you, your students, and your fellow faculty members. Faculty– to– student learning is not only an effective method of career education, but also an impactful one. As a faculty member/leader, you can help your students be up to date on the latest career trends and information!
Students love getting Career Education and Information straight from the source, Employers who hire them! Employers educating and collaborating with students is vital to creating the next generation of effective workers and enhancing your own pipeline of qualified candidates.
Employer to Student knowledge transfer is not only an effective method of career education, but also an impactful one. As an Employer you can help your students in being up to date on the latest career trends and information!
As a Parent, Career Design knows that you are having conversations about career exploration and career choices with your student. In fact, research shows that parents are the number one influencer on their student’s career decisions! Their success is important and something you are invested in. As a parent, you have experience and perspective that can be impactful for all students, not just your own. The Career Influencer initiative offers the opportunity to share your insights with NU learners.
Whether at your current workplace among colleagues and peers, with your family at home, or simply with friends, we know that conversations about career exploration and career choices are happening in your world. As an aspiring career professional, you can help your friends, family, coworkers, and colleagues stay up to date on the latest career trends and information.
Northeastern University is fortunate to have developed partnerships with our surrounding and broader community that stretches across all of our campuses. Career Design believes our relationship with individuals and companies across our global network is instrumental in the work that we do in educating our learners.
As a Community Influencer, you have valuable industry knowledge to share with our learners and each other. As an alumni, a parent or family member of a Northeastern learner, or local professional, we are always looking for ways to incorporate your perspective into the work that we do.
Learn more about our competitive Career Fellow program where you can be a dedicated intern, or if you want to spend a shorter amount of time with us on a weekly basis, consider volunteering through our renowned Career Mentor program.
To learn more about community involvement in Career Design, visit this page.