Amy McEvoy is a Student Success Advisor at Dalhousie University and joined the CACEE National Board this spring. Having worked in higher education for nearly 20 years, Amy's career has taken her into several areas of student support including transition programs, learning and instructional development, academic advising and career education. One constant throughout has been Amy’s commitment to supporting and guiding students through their transitions and preparing them for what comes next.
What projects are you working on?
As a one-stop-shop for both academic and career advice, we are working to further integrate our strategies to provide seamless service to students. Bringing career development and academic advising together has meant working with students in a deeper, more holistic way, allowing advisors to embed important career conversations and learning throughout the student experience and not just in their final year on campus. I am interested in how career education can support student retention and I'm currently working with our Faculty of Science to provide intentional support to their undecided students with career education outreach. Working directly with students is such fulfilling work; I learn from them every day.
What do you value most of your CACEE membership?
The people! Being part of CACEE has been so rewarding and provided me with opportunities for learning and collaborations with other career professionals from across the country that I really value.
What advice would you have for someone new to Career Education?
Get involved! Say yes to opportunities to volunteer and expand your network- CACEE is a great place to start! During these times of uncertainty and quickly evolving career and employment landscape, career education has never been more important. It's a time of unprecedented change and career education will also need to rapidly respond to prepare our students to adapt and pivot. Learning from partners across the country will strengthen your practice.
A member of CACEE since 2018, Amy co-chaired the 2019 CACEE National Conference in Halifax and currently chairs the Atlantic Regional Advisory Board. Amy received the 2020 Atlantic Regional Recognition Award for her contributions to CACEE and has joined the national board as the Director of Marketing and Communications.
When not advising at Dalhousie, Amy can be found cheering on her sons' at numerous sporting events or enjoying outdoor life on the east coast with her family and her new Goldendoodle.