Career Services is proud to partner with advisors from across campus to offer our Gaucho Career Advising Program! This program is designed as a professional development opportunity for advisors and other campus advocates to gain knowledge regarding the vocational development of students and how to best assist them in tackling career-related issues and making career-related decisions. This program is an opportunity for advisors to advance their knowledge base, gain information on pertinent resources and develop best practices in relation to general advising regarding careers. The program is divided into three sessions:
Session 1: The Career Development Process and Career Exploration
Session 2: Reframing the Ideas Behind Majors, Careers and Graduate School
Session 3: Gaining Career Advising Competency
Once all three sessions are complete, program participants will receive a certificate of program completion.
Join us to further explore and develop advising competencies surrounding career-related topics which will help students gain earlier engagement in and access to career development and planning. If you have any questions, please contact either Amanda Asquith at Amanda.Asquith@sa.ucsb.edu or Maya Salmon at Maya.Salmon@sa.ucsb.edu.
Wondering what previous GCAP attendees have thought about the program?
"As an academic advisor, I see a lot of anxiety from students about how their academic choices will impact their future. Will a humanities major lead to job? Should those who want to go into a certain field take on a minor? GCAP not only gave me better tools with which to tackle these questions, but prepared me to make informed referrals and lead conversations about career and grad school preparation even when students don’t know what to ask." -B
"GCAP was an extremely useful program. I gained valuable insight on how to work with students who come in asking about life after graduation. I feel more comfortable asking them questions and exploring their interests before sending them to Career Services. Another enjoyable part of the program was the collaboration among staff from various departments. It was a great opportunity to learn advising techniques from my fellow colleagues. I encourage all advisors to take time out of their busy schedules to attend GCAP. You will not regret it!" -C