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ERIC Number: ED453457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-18
Pages: 44
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Paraprofessionals in Career Services: The Florida State University Model.
Lenz, Janet G.
This report is designed to provide information on the model developed for the career advisor (CA) program at the Florida State University (FSU) Career Center. The program serves the dual role of providing career services to the students along with training the next generation of career services providers. Since the career advisors who work in the Center have not completed their degrees and formal training, they are considered paraprofessionals. Two criteria to be considered for the role of CA are the successful completion of FSU's career planning class and a major in career counseling and higher education programs. The CA's primary role is providing direct services in the Career Library during drop-in hours. They can also be involved in the Career Center outreach activities and workshops. In addition, they have the option of helping teach a section of a career planning class or can serve as a peer career liaison to selected schools and colleges. The model program equips career advisors with skills and knowledge that will help them launch their professional careers, and also enhances the services of the University by creating a quality team for providing direct services to its clients. (Contains 14 appendixes and 11 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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