For Faculty and Staff

Students using anatomage tables to learn about muscle and bone systems in the human body

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 towards all class years.  Topics range from discovering your strengths/skills to practical job search skills. Contact Joanna Miles jamiles@umass.edu for more information.

Create a career related writing assignment. Especially useful for classes with a writing component (JYW, Capstone etc.). Create a resume and/or cover letter writing assignment. Our trained Career Ambassadors provide individualized critiques/feedback for each student in your class. We have resume/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. A full listing of our upcoming career-focused programs can be found here. The SPHHS Spring Career Fair will be held virtually via Career Fair Plus on Monday, March 1, 2021. 

Share your connections. Invite your contacts to participate in career fairs, be a panelist, or connect them to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz aimeegl@umass.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. Especially our semester-long credited internships with housing available at the Mt. Ida campus in Newton. Direct students to use Handshake, our campus wide career platform for undergrad, 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. 

In-service training for groups. We are happy to meet with undergrad/grad students, lab teams, departments or staff/faculty working groups of any kind. In addition to all career related topics we can also administer the personality assessment Myers Briggs Type Indicator or Clifton Strengths Finder assessment to better understand ones personality or strengths and how to then work productively and efficiently in teams.