Career Development Committee

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Summary of Chair Responsibilities: The Chair for the Career Development Committee of the Engineering Alumni Association Board of Directors serves as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee.  Primary responsibilities of the Chair are the planning for and the implementation of the Board’s Career Development activities.

Summary of Committee Responsibilities:  The Career Development Committee of the Engineering Alumni Association Board of Directors supports the work of the College of Engineering’s Office and the Office of Career Development in developing and implementing career programs (such as internships, volunteer position and full-time opportunities) and services for alumni and students.  The committee’s principal focus is to assist these offices in the development and maintenance of career programs and services for Bucknell students and alumni.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To establish annual goals for committee to guide activities and ensure that they are consistent with the mission of the BEAA

  • To generally assist the College of Engineering’s Volunteer Manager and the Office of Career Development and the University’s Office of Alumni Relations in meeting their goals as they relate to Engineering alumni and students

  • To provide feedback through the College of Engineering’s Volunteer Manager to the Office of Career Development and the Office of Alumni Relations and on current career networking vehicles and offering suggestions, ideas and assistance for improvement of those programs and services

  • To investigate, research, and make recommendations on new ways to provide career-networking services for students and alumni

  • To help maintain and implement current and new career development programs for alumni and students with the Career Development Center

  • To help build strong regional networks of alumni devoted to targeted segments or populations thereby increasing the likelihood of alumni career support

  • To act as a liaison to and work together with the Bucknell staff, faculty, student body, parent group, Alumni Board and clubs in order to coordinate efforts in achieving the foregoing

  • To help develop more effective communication to and with alumni concerning existing and new career development opportunities

  • Performs such other duties and functions assigned by the President, Executive Committee or the full Board

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