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Career & Professional Development Specialist

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a Career and Professional Development Specialist (CPDS) to join our Career and Professional Development Office team. We are looking for a student focused professional who wants to help students achieve their professional goals by assisting students market their skills and experiences to employers, graduate/professional schools or other placement opportunities. The CPDS should be comfortable speaking with individuals as well as presenting to groups of various sizes. They must also enjoy problem solving and be open to changing goals and missions. The CPDS does attend evening events, presentations and other departmental events where necessary such as career fairs, prospective student events, presentations etc. Position will also involve some travel opportunities to professional conferences. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The salary for this position will be $42,167.


  • Conduct student career search appointments
    • Individual and group appointments (resume reviews, cover letter reviews, mock interviews, job search assistance, career exploration and salary negotiations)
  • Conduct classroom, residence hall and student organization presentations during and after normal business hours
  • Coordinate employer on-campus interviews
    • Coordinate and schedule all employer on-campus interview requests
  • Serve as administrator for Handshake platform (campus system for employers to post positions, events, interviews, etc.)
  • Serve as office representative at prospective student recruitment events by staffing office table at service fairs and conducting information presentations to guests
  • Career closet co-coordination

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience with event planning
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with a team as well as complete tasks individually
  • Demonstrated outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Ability to conduct presentations to groups of various sizes
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility with the ability to adapt to changes
  • Experience in providing training to others
  • Interest and willingness to learn new skills and information
  • Commitment to providing strong service to a diverse campus population
  • Ability to work some nights/evenings during the semester

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a higher education setting
  • Experience working with job seekers
  • Experience working with Handshake

For additional details and to apply, please visit the UW-Platteville careers portal. Applications are due by April 21, 2019.

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Req Num 494315
ID 634255
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
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