Career Coaching Appointments
To schedule a one-on-one coaching session:
Log in to Handshake to schedule an appointment with Becky Ross, Senior Associate Director for Alumnae/i Career Services. Learn more about Becky and her approach to career coaching below.
- Go to https://brynmawr.joinhandshake.com/login
- Sign-in with your email address (i.e., the preferred email address on file with Bryn Mawr College)
- First-time users, follow these instructions to create a password.
- Once logged in, on the “Career Center” menu select “Appointments” to schedule a session
If the appointment availability doesn't match your schedule, Becky will be happy to work on finding another time; you may email her at email@example.com.
Common Goals in Career Coaching:
- Explore career options, find a career/job with greater enjoyment and value alignment, make a career transition or pivot
- Assess interests, strengths, skills, values, and personality in relation to career
- Make informed decisions; develop an action plan to pursue a specific career/job, including questions about pursuing continuing education
- Learn how to use Bryn Mawr College and other resources effectively
- Access and learn how to best leverage alumnae/i connections and networks
- Access online resources including career/occupational information, job postings, etc.
- Develop and refine a resume/CV and cover letters; prepare for interviews; hone networking skills; strengthen LinkedIn and social media brand; evaluate and compare job offers
- Strategize for a promotion/advancement, asking for a raise or negotiating compensation
- Strategize re-entry into the workplace after time away from work
- Identify strategies in support of desired work-life balance
- Minimize stress and anxiety throughout a job search or career transition
- Plan an exit strategy to leave a challenging work environment
Alumnae/i Career Services Team
Becky Ross, M.A., Senior Associate Director for Alumnae/i Career Services, has more than two decades of experience and leadership in higher education career services. She was trained as a career counselor in the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program at the University of Minnesota and has built her career around helping individuals identify, explore and pursue their career goals. Read Becky’s full bio.
What is my approach to career coaching?
I identify as an educator, a career counselor, an alumni- and student-success professional, and as an advocate. Values that guide my work include: accountability; authenticity; collaboration; diversity and inclusion; integrity; learning and growth; and responsiveness.
- Coaching is an outcomes-oriented process focused on gaining insights, identifying strategies and resources, and generating action steps to address a range of career development and management goals.
- Coaching is a positive approach that taps into your capabilities and strengths, helping you to practice, hone and leverage skills needed to achieve goals.
- Coaching is a partnership which requires your active engagement and may take place in one or several sessions
Alumnae/i Volunteers: Connectors
For many years, alumnae/i have volunteered as Career Development Representatives (CDRs) in several major U.S. cities. In coordination with their respective Clubs and the Career & Civic Engagement Center, they organized career programs and networking events, and served as contacts and resources for alumnae/i seeking to network with the Bryn Mawr or Bi-College communities.
A new Career Connections Committee is being convened by Alumnae/i Career Services. We seek to activate the Bryn Mawr alumnae/i network in support of career development and civic engagement. “Connectors” are advocates for and will promote awareness of career services, as well as build an active professional networking culture through collaboration with the Senior Associate Director.