Help Prepare Your Students for Meaningful Careers
One of the main priorities of the College of Letters and Science is to support faculty and staff in helping students to increase their career-readiness. We know that you are an essential partner and your relationship with students is critical to their success. In partnership, we can help students understand the relationship of their majors to careers. We can help students be less focused on "what can I do with this major: and instead immerse themselves in their academic pursuits while simultaneously planning for a productive future. We hope the following resources will be helpful.
Get to Know Your Career Center
Refine...resumes, cover letters, networking, Linkedin, interviews, grad school applications
Develop...skills and network with alumni and employers
Launch...internships, career opportunities, and grad school admissions
Selected services we provide:
- A robust and comprehensive website: L&S Career Services
- One-on-one support from experienced career advisors and career community advisor.
- Job search preparation: resume/cover letters, interviewing, networking and Linkedin.
- Events and career programs: Employer Panels, Alumni Panels, Career Fairs, & Workshops.
- Coordinate on-campus interviews and job and internship database (BuckyNet).
- Social Media Tool Kit: Downloadable resources for sharing with students via social media.
- PowerPoint Slides: Share these featured announcements with students at the start of class.
- Events Calendar: Add these upcoming events and deadlines to your student-facing communications and schedules.
- BuckyNet Brochure: On BuckyNet, students can post their resumes, search and apply for internships and full-time employment opportunities, sign-up for on-campus interviews, learn about employers, and access additional resources.
Faculty and Department Best Practice Examples
The L&S Career Services office has been collaborating with faculty and department staff over the years. Below are some examples of how professors and staff have worked with the L&S Career Services Office (or have developed resources on their own) to promote students’ career development and job search success.
Help Your Students Reach Their Goals
- Don't Cancel Class! We have staff from our office to stand in for you in case of an emergency. Contact Leslie Kohlberg if you need to be away from your class this semester. We have a variety of topics that your students would find helpful.
- Request a presentation by contacting email@example.com to arrange for a class presentation about our services, as well as on a broad range of topics to include resume building, job and internship search strategies, networking and interviewing.
- Announce upcoming events: Use this link to keep up on career fairs and events. View Fall 2016 career fair attendance by major.
- Encourage students to register for the Inter LS-210 L&S Career Development: Taking Initiative course. This course helps students reflect on their skills, apply for an internship and decide a career path.
- Refer students to meet with a Career and Internship Communities Advisor: If your students want to talk with a career advisor about their internships and job search strategies, connecting to employers or hone their self-marketing tools (resumes, cover letters, networking, and interviewing)
- Direct students interested in internships to the L&S Badger Internship Program, where students can receive guidance and resources to help them be successful as an intern. They can also earn academic credit by enrolling in Inter LS-260.
How to help student relate their major and classes to career and marketable skills:
- What Can I Do With This Major? A listing of majors that outlines common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
- Skills and Qualities Employers Seek: Something to consider using in presentations to students.
- Value of the Liberal Arts Degree: The Association of American Colleges & Universities provides articles, reports, and presentations on the topic.
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