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Senior Year Experience (SYE)

The Senior Year Experience program pairs trained Career Coaches with Liberal Arts, Science, and Engineering undergraduate students.  Coaches partner with students to provide structure to the career planning process over a series of meetings during the student’s last semester or academic year at Tulane University.

All SYE coaches have extensive career coaching training, which is rooted in current career development theories and incorporates elements of positive psychology.  Career coaching differs from career advising/career counseling in several ways. 

Career coaches use coaching techniques to empower students by:
  • Encouraging students to use their own internal strengths, resources, and other assets to find solutions to their career concerns
  • Motivating, inspiring, and holding students accountable to make progress in their own career development
  • Providing an objective and positive space that encourages students to engage in self-reflection and future-focused goal setting
  • Equipping students with the knowledge, tools, and opportunities they need to develop career plans
  • Helping students bridge the gap between where they are, and where they want to be, by assisting with the development of action oriented outcomes
     
SYE Coaches guide students through the career development process by:
  • Exploring decisions related to majors, professional experiences, and potential career paths
  • Developing job search documents and other application materials
  • Practicing and refining interview skills by examining classroom and non-classroom experiences and communicating them to target audiences
  • Establishing connections to a broad network of job opportunities and potential employers
  • Identifying and networking with professionals in areas of interest
  • Co-creating actions to overcome any obstacles encountered throughout the job search process
Senior students seeking a Senior Year Experience Career Coach can fill out an application to the SYE program below: