Career Planning: For Faculty and Staff
The Office of Career Planning is eager to partner with faculty and staff to meet the career development needs of our students. Below are some ways to partner with us.
Bring the Office for Career Planning to class: Have a scheduling conflict? Don’t cancel class; call us instead! We offer a variety of presentations geared toward all class years. Topics range from discovering your strengths/skills to practical job search skills. Contact Mary Ellen LIseno meliseno [at] umass [dot] edu for more information.
Create a career-related writing assignment: This is especially useful for classes with a writing component (JYW, Capstone etc.). Create a résumé and/or cover letter writing assignment. Our trained Career Ambassadors provide individualized critiques/feedback for each student in your class. We have résumé/cover letter rubrics as well as supporting materials to share.
Assign extra credit: For attending career fairs, panels, or workshops and we will keep track of attendance and report back.
Share your connections: Invite your contacts to participate in career fairs or to be a panelist, or connect them with Aimee Gilbert Loinaz at aimeegl [at] umass [dot] edu to discuss hosting an intern in their office. Post a job, internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunity.
Share your own career story: Students are curious to know how you got started in your field and what challenges you faced. Take some time in class to discuss your background with them.
Promote experiential opportunities: Our semester-long credited internships with housing are available at the Mount Ida campus in Newton, Mass. Direct students to use Handshake, our campus-wide career platform for undergrads, grad students, and alumni.
Stay current on hiring trends: The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) maintains ethical and legal standards in student employment for all faculty and staff to follow.