The mutual goal of our faculty and Career Services is student success. By working together, we can ensure the transition from student to a member of the work force is as seamless as possible.
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 career exploration.
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 know employers who want to know your students - At Career Services, we work directly with employers who often ask for help to target students in a particular major or discipline. Employers would like to develop relationships and provide many forms of support for faculty and students. We can facilitate that connection!
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 help students master the job interview - There is no better way to prepare for the job interview than by experiencing an "actual" interview. At Career Services, our staff 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, 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 class, just contact us and we can schedule a presentation instead.
- Examples of how we can help you incorporate Career Services into your curriculum
A Career Services counselor will visit your class for a 30-60 minute presentation on interviewing tips and what to expect during a mock interview. Students are expected to contact Career Services to schedule one-hour-long appointments during which counselors meet with them individually and conduct interviews. Students are able to receive individual feedback on their answers and suggestions from the counselor. Each student receives a feedback form that can be turned in as proof that they have completed the assignment.
Career Services offers drop-in hours for resume review everyday. If a counselor has an appointment they will ask the student to set an appointment or come back at a later time. Counselors are available during drop-in time to meet with students for brief 10-15 minute resume review sessions. Students who need help writing their first resume and those who need to have their resume reviewed outside of drop-in hours must schedule an appointment. Counselors will sign reviewed resumes when students indicate that it is an assignment.
Career Services welcomes new ideas from faculty and staff and is willing to customize presentations and/or projects for any group of students. Additional topics suitable for class assignments include career reports, career plans, job searches, and more. Please contact us to notify us of any assignments given and/or to customize something special for your students. Our office phone is 817-531-6512, and we also can be reached by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The faculty and staff section of the www.txwes.edu/careerservices contains a link to contact information for each liaison for each academic area at Texas Wesleyan University.
- Please keep in mind that, as you assign extra-credit assignments, Career Services becomes very busy with graduating students during the last several weeks of every semester. We request that instructors set assignment deadlines that are well before the last week of classes and encourage your students to schedule appointments early.
These are just some of the services we offer. Please call Career Services to determine how, together, we can achieve student success. We look forward to working with you.
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