Founded in 1997 by a small group of West Coast career directors who shared a passionate vision for the advancement of excellence in career services, the Career Services Institute West is dedicated to the professional development of all career center staff members. Ten years later, a second institute was launched in the Eastern United States.
Today’s successful career centers involve and depend on motivated employees who have diverse roles, skill sets and backgrounds, and who together can:
…provide an evermore caring, sustainable, and accessible environment for increasingly diverse student populations,
…foster collaborative partnerships across their respective campuses,
…cultivate employer relationships rooted in sound and professional business protocols,
…prevail over the constant reality of resource issues such as budget cuts, departmental mergers or reorganizations, and pressure to be self-supporting, …market and promote the value of their counseling, programs, and service offerings to students,
…and embrace and leverage technology as a core component of service delivery.