Montclair State University

Student Services Career Advisor

1 month ago
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School of Business


The Student Services Career Advisor is responsible for providing a range of support services to students and faculty advisors in the Feliciano School of Business (FSofB).

The Student Services Career Advisor will work in collaboration with the other professional staff in the McColgan Center for Student Services in the FSofB to provide services related to student recruitment, enrollment, academic advising, retention, and professional development for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in FSofB programs.

The Student Services Career Advisor will collaborate with MSU counterparts housed in the University Career Center as well as Career Services Offices in the Colleges/Schools.  The advisor will actively assist in the professional development of both undergraduate and graduate students, participate in both FSofB and University events focused on student orientation, recruitment, professional development, and other events as requested by the Dean’s office.  Some evening and weekend hours will be required.


  • Serves primarily as a career advisor/resource person for students enrolled in FSofB programs
      o Provides career counseling
      o Critiques resumes, cover letters and personal statements for graduate school
      o Provides assistance for students exploring various career options
      o Assists in the coordination of the FSofB cooperative education/internship program
      o Fully utilizes student career services & student information technology for counseling & advising
  • Serves as the MBA career advisor
      o Provides change of career counseling
      o Critiques resumes and employment correspondence
      o Researches & maintains resources geared toward the MBA student
  • Serves as a student academic advisor/resource person for individuals & student groups of FSofB as needed
      o Provides admission and academic counseling
      o Communicates changes in curriculum and admissions standards and procedures
      o Provides assistance for students interested in transferring into FSofB
  • Develops and implements presentations, training, and workshops addressing interviewing, resume writing, job search and additional career development concepts for students and/or staff
  • Makes referrals to on and off campus counseling and mental health resources when appropriate
  • Learns and fully utilizes information technology related to student services including Symplicity, Banner, and Degree Works.
  • Assists in the planning of FSofB Career Fairs, Open Houses, On-campus recruitment, New Student Orientation, Transfer Orientation, Accepted Students Day, Campus to Career Transitions events, and other events as requested.
  • Attends and participates in Center and School meetings related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Works with FSofB committees including the Student Services Committee, as needed.
  • Represents the School and University at professional organization meetings and events.
  • Compiles and analyzes student data and develops materials required for accreditation, publications, and other reports.
  • Maintains database of counseling load.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Graduation from an  accredited college or university with a Master’s degree and one year of professional experience in advising or counseling in higher education or a Master’s degree in Counseling, Business, Human Resources, Student Personnel or related field. Knowledge of career resources, vocational tests and employment trends. An understanding of non-traditional student populations. Ability to advise and counsel students and others concerning school/university programs, activities, and services. Must have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills, and the ability to work effectively both individually and as a team member. Ability to leverage technology in career advising and counseling activities. Must be a team player; detail/results oriented; able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Experience with Symplicity is preferred.


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