Frequently Asked Questions From Faculty - What You Need to Know
- Who are the staff in Career Services? - Meet our staff
- What is Career Development?
Career Development starts when a student begins to decide on a major and think about what might happen after college. We encourage students to:
- begin a process of self-exploration, learning about personal interests,
skills, personality and values
- connect their self-knowledge to majors and career goals
- gain experience through internships or volunteer positions
- launch themselves into the job market with a comprehensive set of job
- When can I refer a student to Career Services?
Our career development specialists have the training and skills to support you as you work with students making career-related decisions. In addition to counseling, our counselors often use career assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory, and the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey. Please refer a student to Career Services when he or she:
- lacks a career direction and has difficulty making a career decision
- has self-doubts or confusion, and lacks self-awareness
- loves the major, but does not know where to take it
- has a career goal, but needs help putting it into action
- wants to find an internship, job shadowing or volunteer experience
- is ready to start the job search, and needs assistance with networking, resume development, and interviewing
- Are there other Career Services events and activities?
- Fall and Spring Career Fair (participants include employers and
- Majors Fair, Networking Events, Etiquette Dinners, Job Search Boot
- On-Campus Interviewing (in which employers come to campus to
- PSYA 194 Career Decision Making
- Electronic resume critique for students through Handshake
- Daily walk-in service for students
- Career Development Week (a celebration of career development with
various activities and events)
- Are there opportunities for collaboration?
- Become a mentor to whom we can refer students deciding or changing
- Refer employers to (electronic form), so all students in your discipline
have access to the position. We have an Assistant Director who focuses on outreach to employers
- Career Services staff are available to conduct classroom presentations on
a variety of career-related topics. Call 314-977-2828 or speak to your career development specialist to schedule a presentation
- Work with our career development specialists to develop experiential
- How can I refer a student to Career Services?
Our specialists are generalists, in that they work with deciding students and students from all majors and schools. They are also specialists, working with students from a specific discipline. You can refer students to our office via phone to schedule an appointment.