Why Faculty & Staff Should Use CES
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 CES, we provide the maps and compasses and serve as guides for career exploration.
How can we help you? The following are some of the services we offer:
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’re a student’s best resource for job outlook, salary and employment trend information.
At CES, we work directly with employers. These individuals often ask for the contact information of faculty members who could help them target students in a particular major or discipline. Ideally, employers would like to develop mutually beneficial relationships with faculty and can provide many forms of support. We can facilitate that connection. We also have resources to help faculty understand their ethical responsibilities toward students.
Our career fairs provide excellent opportunities for your students to meet representatives from the companies in their industries of choice. This helps them establish a network of contacts. We will help your students research the employers beforehand and provide tips so they are prepared to effectively engage recruiters.
There is no better way to prepare for the job interview than by experiencing an actual interview. At CES, our staff or recruiter volunteers will conduct mock interviews with your students. Then, they will provide constructive feedback about their performance and tips for improvement.
We specialize in conducting presentations to the classes you teach and the student organizations you advise about a host of career-related topics. We cover topics such as résumé writing, job-search strategies and interviewing skills. In addition, we can arrange presentations by professionals, 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 a class, just contact us. We can schedule a presentation instead.
Experiential education is such an important part of your students’ overall educational experience. Through our network of employers, we can help your students identify internship and cooperative education opportunities. Such experiences will be invaluable in their academic and professional pursuits.