Coach connects students to career pathways

This blog was originally published August 20, 2020, on the Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent News.

After completing the 2019 inaugural Skillful Indiana Governor’s Coaching Corps (SGCC), Amanda Galloway began a new job at the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Career Services Specialist and now focuses full time on helping people to develop the skills sets necessary to find a new career.

A partnership of Skillful and the state of Indiana, the intensive eight-month SGCC program provides coaches with the tools and training they need to better serve Hoosiers in today’s rapidly changing labor market, while also helping them in their own personal and professional development. 

Amanda helps liberal arts students find meaningful careers and utilizes many of the tools and practices she learned about during the SCGG program. The Emsi Resume Optimizer and the SkillsEngine Profile Builder are two of the tools that have helped Amanda in her new role, by leveraging these tools Amanda has helped her students be more aware of the skills they possess.

Together they analyze what skills they have learned through, projects, internships, or side jobs; so they’ll be able to communicate that in their resumes or job interviews which makes these students more likely to get the job. Amanda has helped students land promising internships, including a summer internship with the Indiana Department of Correction in the Parole Department and an internship for the American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU Missouri.  

Amanda credits the SGCC for giving her the confidence to pursue a new career and the professional development that captured the attention of her employer, as well as the tools to help more people find new career pathways.

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