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Employer Relations

Academy (ERA)


Upcoming Series:

Virtual Cohort #1 (Fridays): 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26 

Virtual Cohort #2 (Mondays): 6/17, 7/01, 7/15, 7/29 

(Email to be added to the waitlist)

Class Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST), the last session is 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST) 


Contact us to inquire about a customized series. 

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The Employer Relations Academy (ERA) is the premier interactive training experience for career services employer relations professionals. Through a cohort model, participants learn industry best practices to develop relationships, internships, and jobs for students and alumni for early career opportunities. The academy is designed to provide the fundamentals and foundational framework to effectively work with employers. The curriculum offers novice and intermediate-level professionals the ability to acquire the skills, experience, and expertise necessary to design and deploy an effective employer relations strategy.

Attendees participate in a series of online challenges, earn badges, and conduct real research to identify actual individuals and employer networks (leads) that serve as access points to develop jobs, internships, and employer relationships. 

Participants can utilize an online mobile app to engage with peers, join forums to share ideas, network, and further develop their skills as employer relations representatives. They work in groups to brainstorm employer menus of services, explore service delivery options, and develop tiers of engagement. Attendees implement a final presentation and learn from their peers about how to engage and present to employers. 


  • Introduction to Employer Engagement & Job Development

  • Types of Opportunities to Develop (regular, temporary, seasonal, internship, apprenticeship, externship, fellowship, co-op, service-learning, volunteer, gig/contract ) 

  • Micro, Meso, & Macro Models

  • Job Development Process

  • Utilizing the Inner Circle of Stakeholders Model

  • Developing a Tiered Approach

  • Approaching Sectors: Private, Government, & Non-Profit

  • Lead Generation

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Employer Consultation Life Cycle

  • Monroe's Motivated Sequence Model

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Learning Outcomes

  • Define job development and understand how to create job and internship opportunities 

  • Identify campus and community partners who can help facilitate connections with employers to generate leads 

  • Create a tiered approach for employer relations and engagement 

  • Distinguish between and assign appropriate job development models (micro, meso, macro) to meet institutional needs 

  • Classify various types of student work opportunities 

  • Conceive an employer Menu-of-Services

  • Implement varying approaches to engaging multiple employer sectors (private, government, nonprofit)

  • Outline the employer consultation life cycle process

  • Convey a sales tactic to develop a persuasive pitch/presentation to engage employers

Enrollment & Tuition

Space sells out each year!

Acceptance into the Employer Relations Academy is based on available space. Enrollment is open to all college and university staff and administrators across the United States.  Classes are kept small and intimate to enhance the learning experience. Participants are expected to network and collaborate on team projects, share and present their ideas and results, and contribute to a supportive learning environment. Participants are to encourage innovation, creativity, and outside-the-box thinking among their peers. 

All registrants must be able to commit to the following requirements: 

  • Employed by a college or university 

  • Able to attend all sessions 

  • Participate in online mobile challenges 

  • Submit work to the instructor for review 

  • Open to receiving feedback from the instructor and their peers to enhance learning

Registrants participate in up to 2.5 hours of in-class instruction each meeting that includes team projects and discussions. Classes meet every other week. Between meetings, registrants will be expected to complete 1-2 hours of real-world challenges and research to help enhance their learning experience. 

Tuition for the Employer Relations Academy is $515 per person + a processing fee. 

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Current & Past Clients

Arizona State University, BIOLA University, Cabrillo College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calvin University, Chapman University, College of Alameda, College of the Canyons, College of the Sequoias, Colorado State University, CSU Channel Islands, CSU East Bay, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, CSU Stanislaus, Cuyahoga Community College, Fresno State University, Gavilan College, George Fox University, Hartnel College, Harvard University, High Point University, High Point University, Kent State University, La Sierra University , Las Positas College, Mills College, Mission College, Montana Technological University, Monterey Peninsula College, Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges & Employers (MPACE), Ohlone College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Pasadena City College, Pitzer College, Sacramento State University, San Jose State University, Scripps, Seattle Pacific, Solano Community College, Sonoma State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Stanislaus State University, The New School Parsons, University of Arizona, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego , UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, University of Southern California, University of the Pacific, University of Washington , Utah State, Valparaiso University, Vanguard University, Wayne State University, WCU - West Chester University, WESTERN Washington University

... Career Vogue series showed me different ways of connecting with people in my community for job carving that I never would have thought of on my own. We were encouraged to build on our ideas that would support not only our learning but also the missions of our respective Career Centers toward greater student support and team cohesion. Career Vogue's work is inspiring, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take the Career Vogue ERA course!

Janelle Spark, Asst. Director, Haas School of Business, Employer Engagement, UC Berkeley

Questions: E-mail us your questions about the Employer Relations Academy and we will get back to you shortly 

Custom Training Workshops: For institutions that are interested in customized training workshops geared toward their unique needs and region, complete our Contact Form for details and pricing. 

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