Career Advocates Light the Way
From your first contact with STRAC, a Career Advocate will be assigned to you. If your goal is a meaningful and rewarding career in electronics, you’ve just met the right person. Their goal is to ensure your success and find you that position.
Along the way, every step of the way, your Career Advocate (CA) will be there with you.
Your CA will:
- Interview you in person or by phone to determine your interests and to see if the STRAC program is a good fit for you.
- Assist you with an application to STRAC Institute.
- If you are a service-disabled veteran or intend to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, they will help you apply for your VA benefits.
- If you are a civilian, your CA will help you with the application and explain any funding options that may be available.
- Monitor your progress, coordinate with the instructors, address any noted problems, and listen to your concerns.
Closer to graduation, your Career Advocate will review your employment preferences. You may wish to relocate to a particular city, or you may prefer to limit your choices to a specific region of the country. Some graduates prefer one market segment over others or are set on working for the largest employer with an opening.
Your CA will assist you with resume and interview preparation, including practice interviews. You will be advised on proper appearance and conduct, phone and email etiquette, and how to follow-up on an interview. If you receive an offer of employment, they will discuss with you the best way to proceed.
Once your employment profile is established, your Advocate will go to work on your behalf using a variety of resources, including their contacts at more than 100 companies across the country.
After you are hired, you will discover why we call them Career Advocates. With lifetime job placement services and certification renewals, their support lasts far beyond our program. From time to time, your assigned Advocate will be in contact to ask how you are doing and to check on your employment status to see if there is anything that we can do to assist you. Should the need arise, your Career Advocate stands ready to help you find new employment after your initial placement. We will always have someone available to meet your ongoing needs.
Our Career Advocates will support you and all fellow students throughout the program.
Examples of their support come in the form of:
Our Career Advocates will assist in helping build a strong resume up-to current industry standards
Our Career Advocates will help build career and interview skills training with all students prior to graduation
Our Career Advocates will accommodate soon-to-be graduates in employer matching and coordination