Career Development

Career Content on your Syllabus

Consider expanding the learning objectives listed on your syllabus to also discuss transferable skills that will be gained throughout the course. Students’ academics are their best asset for internships, jobs, and graduate school, so this helps them articulate the connections between what they are learning in the classroom and their career goals.

Note major career events on your syllabus, like career fairs or departmental offerings related to possible career paths.

Add a statement to your syllabus about the importance of career planning or encourage students to activate and complete their handshake profile.

[Sample #1] Your post-MUW success is important and depends on how you use your time in and out of class. The Career Services and Professional Development Center is a resource to help you identify and pursue activities to connect your academic and career interests. You are encouraged to complete your Handshake profile, network at career fairs, take advantage of on campus interviews and career panels, and other CSPD Center events throughout the semester.

[Sample #2] Visit the Career Services and Professional Development Center for career planning, job search resources, resume review, and interview preparation.

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Handshake is the school’s official job/internship portal. Thousands of employers are hiring students on Handshake. Once you fill in your career interests, you’ll get personalized recommendations for jobs and events and direct outreach from employers interested in students like you—80% of students with a complete Handshake profile get messaged by employers!

Career Exploration Assignments

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Career exploration or planning assignments could include preparing a resume, cover letter, CV, LinkedIn or Handshake profile, or researching job and internship offerings

Reach out to the Career Services and Professional Development Center if you are considering having your students schedule an appointment or have their resume reviewed in the CSPD Center. This helps us to ensure that we can better prepare and meet the needs of our students.

The Strong Interest Inventory is a career assessment that uncovers career interests and helps to identity areas of student that are appropriate for particular fields.

Career Exploration