Career Impact Award
Brought to you by Career Services
The Career Impact Award annually recognizes one faculty and one staff member who have gone above and beyond in encouraging and supporting the career exploration, readiness, and success of U of I students.
Career Services believes all faculty and staff at U of I play an integral role in preparing students for career success. This award is offered annually to one faculty member and one staff member whose work helps advance Career Services mission to provide U of I students and alumni with services and resources that empower them as they make critical life decisions and pursue career success.
2021-2022 Faculty Winners
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Dr. Schiele involves undergraduates in research early in their academic careers, which helps introduce students to possible career options and paths. He regularly meets with students to talk about their career objectives and helps them plan for a purposeful life after graduation. In addition, he constantly encourages students to apply for grants, conferences and outreach opportunities.
Culture, Society and Justice
Dr. Pilgeram reorganized a senior capstone course into two tracks — one for students applying for graduate school and a second for students who will be leaving the university and looking for work. Not only has she redesigned the course to benefit student’s career needs, but she has emphasized practical and personal skills in the process. In addition, each week she has a different alumnus talk about how they pursued and found work after leaving the University of Idaho.
2021-2022 Staff Winner
Academic Advising Advisor - CLASS
Becker invites her students to consider their unique values and articulate their life goals both within the context of higher education and beyond. Recently, Becker has created a pilot major exploration program that is focused on discovery and uses interactive cards to narrow in on majors of interest.
Eligibility and Nomination Form:
This award is open to all U of I faculty and staff across the state (Career Services staff are not eligible). Anyone from U of I can nominate (including students and alumni). Award recipients will receive a monetary award, recognition and a plaque from Career Services.
Nominations for 2023 will open during the Fall semester. Please stay tuned.
Questions? Contact Career Services at 208-885-6121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.