Career Services in the Classroom and Beyond
The University Career Center can help faculty and staff implement career development information into academic courses and campus programming. Career advisors can present on a variety of topics for classroom presentations and student organizations. We also meet individually with students by appointment.
For student organizations, having a career advisor present on a topic may also help you fulfill programming requirements. The University Career Center can also co-sponsor career related events with student organizations.
Job and Internship Postings for Students
Our Career Connection software connects all students and alumni with internships and jobs posted by the Career Center as well as our extensive employer database. Faculty who want to get students emails and view opportunities are welcome to create an account.
Career Peer Advisors
Spring 2009, we began our Career Peer Advisor ambassador program. Our team of students have been trained in a variety of career development areas and can visit your classes and student organizations to speak on career topics relevant to current students. If you would like a Career Peer Advisor to speak to your students, please contact us.
The GCCareer App
Available through the Android and Apple stores, the GCCareer App will help your students navigate the career development process while also staying informed about University Career Center events. Students can use the app to access a career planning checklist called Bobcat Tracks as well as our blog, events calendar, and social media links.
Students may not always choose to attend a workshop or make an appointment in the Career Center, so we like to bring our services to the classroom. If you know that you have time in your syllabus for a guest speaker from the Career Center, please let us know at least two weeks in advance. We can speak for 10 minutes or an entire hour on a variety of topics. Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Pam Spires, if you are interested in this opportunity.
• Registering and Using Career Connection Job and Internship
• How to Access and Use the GCCareer App
• Using the Career Center as a Freshman
• Senior Job and Graduate School Search Strategies
• What Can I Do with this Major?
• Locating an Internship
• Marketing Yourself with a Resume
• Interview Techniques
• Making the Most of a Career Fair
• Applying to Graduate School
• Creating a Professional Portfolio
• Using Your Campus Leadership Experience to Get a Job
Intern-Ready and the Backpack-to-Briefcase (B2B) Program
As of fall 2011, we will have two career development certificate programs students can complete. These programs include a variety of workshops, mock interviews, and career fairs that students can participate in to graduate from the programs. Faculty are always welcome to include these activities into their syllabi as well as to offer extra credit to students who participate. Learn more about the Intern Ready and the B2B Career Development Programs.
Many faculty use our workshops as class assignments, and we welcome this support because it greatly helps us in terms of student participation. If you anticipate more than 10 of your students attending a particular workshop, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.
Students can schedule an appointment with a career advisor Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments are from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Students who have quick questions may drop-in, but many first time visitors have several questions and would benefit from a scheduled appointment. Students can call or visit to schedule an appointment. Students may also email us.
The Career Center relies on faculty and staff to encourage their students to participate in employer networking events. Many faculty members also use career fairs as class assignments and extra credit opportunities.
Are career fairs just for seniors? Not at all. These events offer jobs, internships, summer jobs, graduate school, and most of all, career information to help them plan ahead as freshman, sophomores, and juniors! When you have a student who is unsure about career options, a career fair is a great way for him or her to gather career information straight from the professionals.