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"My time here has instilled within me a special kind of character, one that only comes as a result of a community geared toward opening your mind... not just filling your mind with more information."
- Blair Garnett, Class of '10, from NC
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Career Coaching

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

 

              Recently, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Career Coaching Intensive sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The skills that I acquired in this workshop are used daily when I work with students and/or alumni.  For this reason, I thought it would be helpful to give you a quick sense of what career coaching entails.

 

              As a career coach, the basic guidance in cover letter writing, resume writing, and interview techniques is all present. A coach will work with the students/alumni where they are and help them to move forward. This is done by probing and asking questions that allow you to progress.  It is future-focused, goal- and action-oriented. What it does not do is focus on the past to analyze it or give answers. A coach is a partner rather than a helper who asks "How" questions rather than "Why" questions. 

 

              The idea of assisting the student in finding their career paths rather than directing them fits St. Andrews perfectly.  It encourages the students to think and act on their behalf. 

 

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.”

—Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881); British statesman and literary figure

 

Renée Portorsnok Jones BA '85, MA

Director of Career Services

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

1700 Dogwood Mile

Laurinburg, NC 28352

(910) 277-5331

jonesrp@sapc.edu

 

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