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ASFLC senators discuss new technology in career services, appoints new ambassador, and learns about SASO advocacy group

ASFLC senators discuss new technology in career services, appoints new ambassador, and learns about SASO advocacy group

By Charlotte Williams Indy Staff Writer

Friday, February 28, 2020 | Number of views (4122)

Jeff Seville, the new career services director, discussed the current and future status of career services with the Associated Students of Fort Lewis College during its meeting on Feb. 5. 

In lieu of the job fair on Feb. 6, Seville met with ASFLC to receive student feedback on what the career services department has to offer, such as the use of artificial intelligence to help students prepare for their future. 

Career services wants to purchase Quinca, a new technology that compares your resume with a job description and identifies gaps in your resume for that job, Seville said.

Seville and his colleagues have been looking for programs that will help students build a resume and prepare for the interviewing process.  

After the comparison, the software writes eight questions and does a mock interview with you, to look for consistency in your answers, Sevilla said. It also measures physical indicators of nervousness, such as a lip quiver or the eye twitch.

Concerns about student safety regarding data privacy and facial recognition were brought up. 

Before signing an agreement, FLC attorneys, Information Technology, and other FLC administration have to look at privacy and safety measures, Seville said. 

Career services plans on adding two new programs in addition to artificial intelligence, focusing on first-hand experience for students in their field of interest. 

By starting a mentorship program, students will have the ability to pair up with a mentor, Seville said. 

By having a mentor, students can learn more about their major or something they have interest in, Seville said. 

“It's our job to pair you up with the right mentor with whatever you're interested in,” he said. 

The other new program career services is implementing is called Shadow Days, where students pair up and shadow a person in their field for one day, Seville said. After coming back from those Shadow Days, students will meet with career services to understand what they learned and didn't learn, liked and disliked. 

The student senate also appointed McKayla Tsabetsaye, a new first-year ambassador to the table. Another member, Morgan Rutkowski received training with the SASO organization, an advocacy program for sexual assault at FLC, and shared her knowledge with the rest of the senate.

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