Advisers develop a robust set of professional skills during their service term and can apply them to any field of their choosing. Some Advisers pursue graduate degrees after their time with the Corps, while others go on to the workforce. Advisers receive extensive support from the PCAC administrative team and CAC network when making career decisions.
Sample degrees and institutions include:
- Master's in higher education from Boston College, Harvard University, University of Michigan, and NC State
- Master's in school counseling from College of William and Mary, Millersville University, West Chester University, and University of Rochester
- Master's in genetic counseling from University of Michigan
- Master's in public policy from Brown University, Harvard University, and University of Maryland
- Master's in data science from Willamette University
- JD from Villanova, University of North Carolina, and Yale University
- PhDs from NC State, University of Delaware, University of Montana, and Vanderbilt University
Advisers have varying interests and professional goals thus leading to many different careers in:
- K-12 education sector (teachers, school counselors, school administrators)
- Higher education sector (working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Advising,
- Some college employers include: Bennington College, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Millersville University, NC State, University of Maryland, and the University of Pennsylvania.
- Non-profit sector (College Advising Corps National Office, Philadelphia Futures, Bottom Line)
- Other opportunities (City of San Francisco, EAB, McKinsey & Company, US Federal Government, Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico)
Preston Kilgore: 2014-2016"Serving as a College Advising Corps Adviser has allowed me the opportunity to understand how systems work, the policy behind the systems, and how to navigate the bureaucratic processes. I continued to be inspired by the Pennsylvania Corps to continue serving people."
Kaitlin Irvine: 2010 - 2012"Over a decade after the Corps, I still use the skills I learned as an Adviser in my daily work. Even better are the relationships with my fellow Advisers, colleagues, and perhaps most importantly, former students. I am continually inspired by what they keep accomplishing!"
Aidan Wright: 2020 - 2022"My time as an Adviser was incredibly formative for my development as a young professional. I discovered my strengths and had the supports to build upon that skillset, all while making a difference in my community and the lives of students I had the privilege of working with."