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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:57:00 AM

The Career Development Associate will be part of the team for the Career Strategies Program in the Computer Science Career Center. This critical program trains international MSCS students how to job search and interview in the U.S. job market.


Initial Duties:

  • Lead group breakout practice sessions for the three-week Career Strategies workshops (thirteen per year, three weeks long).
  • Provide one on one coaching support to students in their job search in person and remotely.
  • Guide them through all the components and issues necessary for a successful job search.
  • Give creative input for ongoing development of course materials.
  • Perform necessary job-related administrative duties.


Full Coaching Duties:

  • Give references for students to recruiters and companies.
  • Make presentations to the class/workshop (average 30 to 50 students) and Career Strategies classes (100 students) in Dalby Hall on professional job search topics.
  • Special projects such as resume coordination, workshop preparation, and others as appropriate.


Performance areas:


  • Teamwork – Works in collaboration with others; supports the work and goals of others; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives credit to others when appropriate; accepts criticism and feedback; shows loyalty to those not present by avoiding backbiting and gossip.
  • Achieves Results – Achieves needed results; takes initiative and responsibility; seeks solutions to operational problems; listens and communicates adequately and effectively; keeps others informed; completes job responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Personal Organization – Plans and organizes work; demonstrates dependability and good attendance; adapts to changes in the work environment; makes decisions and demonstrates good judgment; handles multiple tasks simultaneously.
  •  Knowledge/Learning – Demonstrates and develops job knowledge and skills; demonstrates creativity/innovation in work; increases understanding of how his/her work relates within the department and organization.
  • Vision of the whole – proactively anticipates the needs of the individual as well as the group.


Bachelor’s degree or three years comparable experience considered.  Excellent communication and organizing skills required.  Must be fluent with Word, Excel, and using Internet as a resource.   Good interpersonal skills a must and desire to work with a team in collaborative environment.  Will train for entry level.

Maharishi International University, located in Fairfield, Iowa is consciousness-based education, with Transcendental Meditation the practical application. The campus supports sustainability and is committed to diversity in all areas of the university.


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