Faculty Resources

Your Career Development Office—Get to Know Us

The mutual goal of both our faculty and The Office of Career Development is student success. By working together, faculty and Career Development can ensure a successful transition from student to a member of the workforce. 

Think of the path our students take to their professional career as a camping trip. Our faculty does an outstanding job of "filling the students' backpacks" with the knowledge and practical skills they need to thrive once they reach their destination. At The Office of Career Development, we provide the maps and compasses, and serve as guides for students conducting their career exploration.
How can we help you? Below are some of the services we offer. Please call the Career Development Office to determine how, together, we can achieve student success. We look forward to working with you!

Faculty Services

We help your students find the right fit—We help students determine the right career for their interests, career goals, skills, values, and personality. During their academic careers, students return to the Office of Career Development to develop essential job search skills. We are a student's best resource for job outlook, salary, and employment trend information.

We know employers who want to know you—At the Office of Career Development, we work directly with employers, who often ask for the contact information of faculty members who could help them to target students in a particular major or discipline. Ideally, employers would like to develop mutually beneficial relationships with faculty, and can provide many forms of support. We can facilitate that connection.

Our career fairs attract many recruiters to one event—Our annual Job & Internship Fair provides an excellent opportunity for your students to meet representatives from the companies in their industries of choice and establish a network of contacts. We will help your students research the employers beforehand and provide tips so they are prepared to effectively engage recruiters.

We help students master the job interview—There is no better way to prepare for the job interview than by experiencing an "actual" interview. At the Office of Career Development, our staff or recruiter volunteers will conduct mock interviews with your students, then provide a constructive critique of their performance and effective interview strategies.

We'll bring the information to your class—We specialize in conducting presentations to the classes you teach and the student organizations you advise about a host of career-related topics, such as resume writing, jobs search strategies, and interviewing skills. In addition, we can arrange presentations by professionals.

We assist in identifying quality experiential education opportunities— Experiential education is such an important part of your students' overall educational experience. Just ask any employer. Through our network of employers, we can help your students identify internship and cooperative education opportunities that will best serve them in their academic and professional pursuits.  

Class Presentations

Don't Cancel That Class!
If you need to cancel class for some reason (illness, personal conflict, etc...), feel free to reach out to our office to see if the Director may be able to present on career topics during your class time.  We are always happy to be able to speak to a captive audience.  Some of the topics we typically are asked to present on include:  Resume  & Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing Tips, Social Media, including LinkedIn and how to use it effectively, and Job Search Strategies.    
Schedule Your Customized Class Presentation Today!
Several faculty request a customized presentation for their class and/or for a particular major/career field.  As in "Don't Cancel That Class!" above, we are happy to accommodate your request.  Please email or call the Director and she would be happy to talk about how we can assist.        

Faculty Links*

Can a Career Center Prescreen Candidates for an Employer?
Sample Faculty Reference Letter
Starting Salaries for the Class of 2014

*Courtesy of NACE