Career Advising Coaches meet with students/groups to ensure that everyone receives support for career management and self-advocacy through carefully curated questions. This "dialogic" process is repeated so students develop a more vivid sense of their interests, options, and goals. Through MoCo Cap’s structure, "career advising" is synonymous with "career counseling"
If you're interested in one of our open career advising coach positions in Montgomery County, Maryland, start by applying here.
In your first coaching session, you will meet with a student to orient them to the process and set goals. During this session, you will explain the coaching process, get to know the student, and help the student identify their goals for the coaching program.
The second coaching session will focus on helping the student develop their self-concept and personal identity. You will use Social Cognitive Career Theory and other related educational psychology theories to help the student identify their strengths, interests, and values. The Holland and the Theory of Work Adjustment will also be used to help the student understand how their personality and work style can impact their career choices.
In the third coaching session, you will help the student explore different career options and expand their experiences. You will use developmental career theories (Super and Gottfredson) to help the student understand how their career interests and goals may change over time. You might also help the student identify and explore different career paths, including internships, job shadowing, and other experiential learning opportunities.
The fourth coaching session will focus on helping the student map out their career options and opportunities. You will use research-based practices to help the student explore different career paths, including college and vocational training programs, as well as job market trends and projections. You will also help the student identify potential obstacles and challenges, and develop a plan to overcome them.