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In this episode, we dive into the topic of getting the most out of your college's career services department. To help us navigate this, I'm joined by Matt Klundt, the Assistant Dean for Health, Careers, and Service at Iowa Wesleyan University.
In this episode we discuss:
- [1:20] What does Matt's day-to-day look like at Iowa Wesleyan
- [3:23] What are the biggest differences for students in the fall of 2020 compared to the fall of 2019
- [5:14] What kept Matt around at Iowa Wesleyan after first being a student there
- [6:40] What are the differences between a smaller school and a larger school
- [8:17] What are some of the reasons for students transferring from a larger school to Iowa Wesleyan
- [10:10] What are some of the different things the career services department offers
- [16:36] Is it a high percentage of students who participate in the career services events
- [18:37] Have any students ever said why they are hesitant to attend career services events
- [21:54] Are academic advisors in the career services area
- [23:18] What are the main benefits of getting involved in groups and clubs
- [25:08] What's a piece of advice you'd give to students who are a little more on the introverted side
- [27:27] Any last piece of advice Matt would offer up to students
- [29:30] Final thoughts from Ryan
- No resources mentioned during this episode
Matt Klundt, Assistant Dean for Health, Careers, and Service at Iowa Wesleyan University
Matt Klundt serves as the Assistant Dean of Health, Careers, and Service at Iowa Wesleyan University. He himself graduated from the undergrad program as well as the graduate program there. Though he wears many hats the career development side of his job tends to be the one he enjoys the most. While he is able to build relationships with students, he also prepares them for the workforce through a number of resources that the Career Center offers.
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