Ongoing efforts to help students make career path decisions received a boost the week of Oct. 24 due to career events and integrated advising meetings at St. Petersburg College.
- 260 students attended a Job Fair on Clearwater Campus
- 231 students attended or viewed Dream Share Project presentations
- 77 students met with career advisors
Integrated advising: What it looks like
The goal of integrated advising is to help students make decisions about a career path and align academic decisions with career goals. During these one-on-one sessions, advisors meet for about an hour with students to:
- Review the results of their Focus 2 data to discuss their strengths and interests
- Discuss occupations, job placement data, salary levels
- Review job shadowing or other experiential options
- Review appropriate academic programs available
- Update major as needed
- Advise on their learning plan and class selection
As a result of these high-touch, personalized meetings, 78 percent of first-time-in-college students have made a career/major choice this term. See the chart below to see how SPC is moving students from undecided and somewhat sure to being very focused. The bottom line: Students who connect academic goals with a clearly focused career path have a greater chance at success.