Your Career Center—Get to Know Us
Try It Become It
The mutual goal of both our faculty and career center is student success.
By working together, faculty and career services can ensure the transition
from student to a member of the work force is as seamless as possible.
Click here to view our mission statement.
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 career services, we provide
the maps and compasses, and serve as guides for students conducting their
How can we help you? Following are some of the services we offer:
- 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
career services to develop essential job-search skills. We are a student's
best resource for job outlook, salary, and employment trend information.
- 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, job-search strategies, and interviewing skills. In
addition, we can arrange presentations by professionals (many of them
alumni), who can relate their experiences and how their major has helped
them in their careers. We also can help out in a pinch: If you need to or
are considering canceling a class, just contact us and we can schedule a
- 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.
- We know employers who want to know you—At the career center, 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. We also have resources to help
faculty understand their ethical responsibilities toward students. (See
the Faculty Guide
for further information.)
- Our career fairs attract many recruiters to one event—Our
career fairs provide excellent opportunities 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
- 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 career center, our staff or recruiter volunteers will
conduct mock interviews with your students, then provide a constructive
critique of their performance and effective interview strategies.
These are just some of the services we offer. Please call us (3-6075) to
determine how, together, we can achieve student success. We look forward to
working with you.