Career Champions

Group photo of the career campions
Career Champions are da bomb!

NC State Career Champions are university staff/faculty/graduate students who have a special interest in facilitating an innovative culture and environment of career awareness in their college, unit, or department.

Certified Career Champions agree to communicate current career identity and career readiness techniques to students. They will encourage students to engage in career development.  Certified Career Champions must recertify annually.

Career Champions will learn cutting-edge career information and trends to improve their role as an advisor, staff mentor, counselor, and/or coach.

Champion Requirements

In order to be eligible to be an NC State career champion, employees must meet the following criteria:

  • SHRA, EHRA, EHRA-Faculty or a graduate student or postdoc in good standing.
  • The employee or student must be in good standing with no active/pending disciplinary actions or documented disciplinary actions within the preceding 18 months.
  • Receive approval from their supervisor or academic adviser to participate.
  • Be able to attend and complete the mandatory Career Champion training.  Training is held on Oct. 14 and Nov 18 including Lunch, Location TBA.
  • Be committed to being a Career Champion for the academic year incorporating the toolkits into student conversations when appropriate.

Fill out the Career Champion Registration form to sign up for training.

Career Champion Training

The Career Champion Training is a professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, and advisors who wish to develop career-based skills to incorporate into their work with students. Participants will learn about Career Development Center programs, resources, and targeted career techniques to apply directly to their work. Career Champions are advocates on campus who empower students to move toward a deeper understanding of themselves, their career pathway, and their choice of major.


93% of our inaugural class rated the content Excellent or Very Good.

  • Loved the community you created.
  • Super satisfied with the training.
  • I loved everything, so many good ideas.
  • Lots of good strategies to share with students that might need direction or just to feel centered and validated.
  • The overall day was a really great way to kick off this semester. I honestly was able to take away something from every activity, even if a helpful reminder. I also liked the examples and practicing different topics and group conversations to go over scenarios.
  • Thank you so much for breakfast and lunch. That was very nice and a nice perk!