New Alumni Career Engagement Program Launches at Embry-Riddle
Angie Engel began her profession in the Seattle area, connecting job candidates with major aerospace and supply chain employers, like Boeing and Amazon. Now, with more than a decade of career-counseling experience, and serving as Embry-Riddle’s new assistant director of alumni career engagement, she is eager to give Eagle alumni a similar boost.
“I like a win,” she said. “When we are able to prepare someone and help them land that next great job, that’s what I find most rewarding.”
Edmund Odartey (’04, ’10), the university’s executive director of Alumni Engagement, says Embry-Riddle has a great career-placement record for new graduates, but alumni have voiced a desire for help with career advancement. Alumni Engagement plans to conduct a survey to determine exactly what services are most important to alumni, he says.
“It’s a valuable service that we can give back to alumni,” he said. “They get out of college and need additional support to advance in their careers and move to mid-level and C-suite positions.”
From mid-career resume reviews to help with professional branding, Engel will offer a range of services to alumni.
“We will be providing one-on-one support and virtual workshops,” she said.
Engel’s experience includes seven years working as assistant director of career services at Central Washington University’s Seattle Campus, plus working as a career advisor at Virginia Tech and the University of Central Florida. At Lee Hecht Harrison, she provided executive branding for candidates from Fortune 500 companies.
She will coordinate with Embry-Riddle’s Career Services but will focus on assisting mid-to-late career alumni. Additionally, her job is university-wide, so she will work with Eagle alumni from the Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona, residential campuses, plus the Worldwide Campus.
“Angie will be complementing what our Career Services team is already doing,” Odartey added. “The main goal is to see Eagle alumni be successful and strengthen the ‘Hire an Eagle’ brand.”
Engel also hopes to tap into the existing alumni base to connect job candidates with employment opportunities: Eagles helping Eagles. The second phase of her job will focus on setting up a mentoring program.
“Employers need talent, so it helps to create the Eagle talent pipeline,” she said.
Alumni can contact Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (386) 226-6153.
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