Dr. Katharine Brooks - Integrating Career Readiness at Indiana State University

Hulman Memorial Student Union – Dede I

Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23rd


Dr. Katharine S. Brooks is the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University.  She has been in the career services field for over 30 years, serving at Wake Forest University, The University of Texas in Austin, and Dickinson College.   She is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and a board certified coach. The author of the newly revised You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career, she also writes a blog, “Career Transitions” for Psychology Today. She has twice been designated a “Top Ten Most Visionary Leader in Career Services” by CSO Research and received the prestigious Kauffman Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  She created the NACE Career Coaching Intensive program and has trained thousands of career center practitioners. She has a doctorate in educational psychology and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University. Her bachelor's degree is in sociology and anthropology from Gettysburg College. 

The three sessions are designed for different populations, but everyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions. Faculty should pick either the Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning session. Please indicate which sessions you will attend on the RSVP form before May 17th. All attendees will receive a copy of the newest edition of Dr. Brooks’ book.

Monday, May 22nd

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Congratulations – You’re a Career Coach! Helping Your Students Harness the Butterfly Effect (Breakfast Provided)  All Campus Partners Welcome!

Everyone who works with students has the power to influence and guide them.  By knowing a few basic career coaching strategies and techniques you can keep your students engaged and interested in their activities and teach them to use their experiences to strategically shape their futures.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Academic Advising + Career Coaching = the Ultimate GPS Tracker

Specifically for Staff and Faculty Academic Advisors, but all welcome.

Students routinely seek career advice from academic advisors when seeking the most “practical” major or the major which will set them on the “right” career path.  But the question isn’t “What are you going to do with this major?”—it’s “What do you want to do? And how can whatever major you study support that?”  This workshop will provide you with techniques and questions to help your students find their path.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Faculty & Staff Lunch

Stay after your morning session or come prior to your afternoon session, all are welcome.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Developing Career Wisdom in the Classroom (Repeated on Tuesday Morning)

Specifically for Faculty, Department Chairs, and Deans, but all welcome.

This program is designed for faculty who understand the value of career planning generally, but aren’t necessarily sure how to support it when classroom time is so precious. Help your students see beyond the “practical” purpose of a class and platitudes about the value of higher education.  Teach them to appreciate and articulate their academic wanderings: the value and interconnectedness of every course and every major.

Tuesday, May 23rd

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Developing Career Wisdom in the Classroom (Repeated)

Breakfast Provided. Specifically for Faculty, Department Chairs, and Deans, but all welcome.