5 Ways The Career Center Can Help You

We know the classroom is where CofC students are gaining marketable knowledge and skills sought by employers and graduate schools.  The Career Center is here to help students learn how to package that knowledge and those skills, along with their co-curricular experiences, to reach their career goals.  We are here to help you help students, too!

1.  Classroom Presentations

Our professional staff is available to make presentations to your students on career-related topics, including but not limited to:

  • Career Center Overview
  • Self-Assessment Interpretations (FOCUS2, Strong Interest Inventory, or Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Gaining Career Related Experience (internships/volunteer/part-time/summer jobs)
  • Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn 101
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • Careers for Specific Majors

Topics may be combined, or we can work with you to develop a specific program for your group. Most of these presentations require a minimum of 30 min to an hour. A minimum of 2 weeks advance notice is required. To schedule a class presentation, please complete the Presentation Request Form.

2.  Faculty and Staff Toolkits

We have created a library of pre-recorded presentations, handouts, and activities related to our most commonly-requested career topics. This is a great alternative to an in-person presentation. Our current toolkit offerings include:

  • Introduction to the Career Center
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Searching
  • Networking and LinkedIn
  • Choosing a Major
  • Career Fair Preparation
  • Interview Preparation
  • Internships and Experiential Learning

To access one of our toolkits, follow the instructions below:

1. On the OAKS Homepage, click on View All Courses under My Courses.
2. Under Filter choose the semester category and select 0000 Ongoing Non-Credit Sections.
3. Select the Career Education: Preparation for Success course.
4. TO PIN COURSE FOR EASY ACCESS: Mouse-over the course image and click on the three dot icon, then choose Pin.

3.  Career Center Visits & Assignments

Many faculty choose to assign projects, such as requesting a resume or cover letter review, writing a research paper on careers of interest, conducting informational interviews with professionals/alumni in career fields of interest, and/or attending the Career Center's seminars or events, in order to engage students in the career decision-making process while enhancing their academic skills.

Request a class assignment involving the Career Center using this Class Assignment Request Form.

Please note: If you are requiring your students to visit the Career Center to complete an assignment, please notify us of the deadline in advance using the form above, and remind your students to plan ahead! We may not be able to accommodate all students if they come in the day before the assignment is due.

4.  Post a Job

If you and/or your department hire student employees, the Career Center posts these types of positions through Handshake, which is accessible to all currently enrolled students. For additional information and instructions, go to Employer Resources for On-Campus Employment.  

5.  Employer Inquiries and Requests

When you receive employer inquiries or requests for student referrals, please consider referring the employer to the Career Center so that we may follow up and offer assistance. For important legal issues related to making student referrals and serving as a reference, you may wish to read the Faculty Guide to Legal Standards in Student Hiring.