Take Charge


From the earliest days on campus, students make decisions that impact their career trajectory. Much of that decision-making happens outside of the career center’s reach.

Compass Point works with you to bridge the gap between your students’ academic and professional lives, demystifying next steps, building momentum, breaking down unrealistic expectations, and challenging assumptions.

Nicolette collaborates with career centers, faculty, staff, student groups, programs leaders, affinity groups, corporate sponsored events, study abroad, and more to propel students into action!

We partner with Career Center teams to expand programming and consider new ways to engage students in immediate job searches and long-term career management. We design custom solutions to build engagement at multiple touch points across a longer continuum.
Establishing the student relationship earlier and more profoundly provides students a longer runway to explore options, become more self-aware, and develop stronger accountability throughout the process.

Compass Point can:
– Develop custom programming to enhance student engagement
– Advise on existing programming
– Design career development curriculum
– Lecture in class, at events, in person, or via web
– Provide career center web content (articles, posts, videos, etc.)
– Support career center employees with professional development
– Offer situational coaching for students and staff
– Establish on site or virtual office hours

Establishing on-campus or virtual coaching or office hours gives your students direct access to answers to their most pressing questions on an ongoing basis. Programs can extend career center or student group engagements or stand alone, giving your students real-time insights to inform actions to help students build careers.

  • Establish weekly, monthly, or quarterly, office hours
  • Supplement Q&A sessions
  • Support ongoing career programming tentpoles
  • Provide holiday and post-graduation job search support
Student groups bring Nicolette to campus for a wide range of events.

Nicolette’s unique perspective about defining personal success, exploring professional contribution, and building a roadmap for the future helps students take charge of their career.

Bring Nicolette to Campus to:

– Speak at events
– Conduct live or virtual Q&As
– Participate in student group meetings
– Host a training
– Design a custom student engagement



Yifei Chen, Smithsonian Enterprises

I had Nicolette as a guest speaker on campus about LinkedIn profile. She is amazing! She talked about not only how to maximize the use of LinkedIn as a professional communication tool, but also shared her very own experience with all the students. And in fact, seats were not enough as people continued to enter the conference room. I cannot wait to have her on campus again!


Will Ellingson, United Airlines

Nicolette was able to provide excellent advice when it was needed most: when my confidence faltered. Her keen ability to create a sense of structure out of a seemingly chaotic situation allowed me to refocus efforts that I knew would advance my career in my current position and beyond. It’s thanks to her that I have a reinvigorated focus on a wealth of personal goals.