Faculty & Staff
Career Services would love to come visit your class or club meeting!
We have several presentations from five to forty-five minutes (+) on all topics administered in the Career Center. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Using YCareers
- Job Preparation
- Job Search
- Career Fair & Interviews
- Career Expeditions
Contact your Career Services Program Manager for your college at Meet the Staff.
Faculty + Career Services = A WINNING EQUATION
Faculty partnering with Career Services combines our strengths and resources for the benefit of the students.
Faculty are often the first source students seek out for help with major selection and career decisions. This can sometimes be a difficult task given the rapidly changing work environment due to technology and the global nature of work today. Keeping up with the vast quantity of information that affects the work world and how it will ultimately impact your students is difficult. Career Services can help. Placement Report hires or grad school admissions.
The university needs your help to track graduate placement. If you receive an email or letter with updated employment, graduate school or contact information for recent grads and other alumni, please share that information with us. You can do this by reporting a hire (or grad school admission) on the YCareers system.
Want to help your students get hired for an internship, career job or accepted to graduate school?
Let us help you integrating basic career skills into your course curriculum.
For ongoing career success here are 5 basic skills that will propel a student to career advancement and success. Here is a table of skills and suggestions for their in-class or teacher's assistant application:
Develop Career Skills in the Classroom
|Career Search Preparation||Career assessment, resume, cover letter, "Me in 30 Seconds" and interview skills are necessary pre-career search skills taught by Career Services.||Assign students to complete one or more of these skills one-on-one at the Career Center or by attending weekly Career Center Workshops. Use in-class communication skill development techniques (i.e., presentations, oral quizes, group discussions, student-to-student dialogue, etc.)|
|Bedrock Basic Career Skills*||Reading, writing (comprehension), analytical (math, reading simple charts and forms), basic keyboarding, basic computer knowledge and other modern tools: fax, copy machine, basic work processing.|
|Team and Interpersonal Skills||How well does the applicant speak? Do they answer questions in a positive manner? Do they get to the point? Can they demonstrate good customer service skills? Although not everyone needs to be outgoing can the applicant communicate well with coworkers, other team members, management and customers?||Require professional formatting for assignments, papers, emails|
|Ongoing Job Search Achievement||A successful job search is a process that requires a high level of dedication. Employers are seeking employees who are positive and show enthusiasm and knowledge of the industry and companies they approach.|
|Job Performance||Employers are constantly adding and subtracting employees and operations depending upon the marketplace. Beyond the numbers, it all comes down to performance. By demonstrating your worth, taken the initiative and otherwise developed into a valuable employee you have less chance of being downsized than those will average performance. This superior performance will also lead to other successes as you move up the career ladder.|
|Career and Job Development||This is a planning skill. Setting career goals both short and long term and reaching them will be of great assistance in climbing your career ladder. A key ingredient to career development is learning new skills, updating established skills and applying new concepts. People who demonstrate this trait are keeping themselves marketable as employers are always looking for people who have the up to date training and skills to handle new challenges.||This is a planning skill. Setting career goals both short and long term and reaching them will be of great assistance in climbing your career ladder. A key ingredient to career development is learning new skills, updating established skills and applying new concepts.|
For more information or help integrating these or other ideas into your classroom, contact the Career Services Program Manager for your college at Meet the Staff.
*Table inspired by content from John Groth, a career coach, and his website Career Development Ideas.