Dr. Patrick Madsen and Sue Brien presented “Creating a New Model for Career Services” at the state-wide conference of the National Association of Colleges and Employers in early May. Their program was so well-received the conference attendees voted the program Best in Show for the 2013 conference. The presentation focused on the need for Career Services offices to focus on matching professional, career focused Career Services with motivated, intentional programming to reach students. Madsen and Brien included information and best practices on resource allocation planning, increasing service capacity and changing experiences for students.
Madsen is UNCG Career Services director. Brien is assistant director.
Madsen, who has been with UNCG for a year, joined UNCG from Johns Hopkins University where he served for seven years as Director of Career Services and Director of Programs and Education in the Carey Business School. He served on three different occasions as a consultant in Azerbaijan on issues related to career advising and building a career center and has also served the U. S. State Department in its Career Advisor Training Program working with professionals from across Asia and Eurasia.
Brien, most recently from the Boston area, has more than 12 years of experience working with employer relations and career counseling.