Incorporate career content, services and/or events into your classes and help your students develop career & self-development skills, become aware of campus career resources and gain critical networking and career path search skills.
To get started, tell us which service and/or event you'd like to add to your class or program so that we can ensure our staff are available for your students during your assignment deadline. Complete this Request for the Faculty Career Toolkit form.
The U of A Offices of Career Connections has curated career-related information, videos and class assignments with instructions that can be copied into your class Blackboard site. Several modules are available to choose from:
- Write a Resume & Cover Letter: Learn and practice the correct format to write a resume and cover letter for a scholarship, job, club application, internship, graduate program or reference letter.
- Interview Skills: Learn and practice how to prepare for, complete, and follow-up after a formal interview for a job, internship or professional school admission.
- Salary Negotiation: Learn how to use an online Cost-of-Living tool and Glassdoor.com to research and compare salaries among various locations and determine an applicants' value in specific industries.
- Career Conversations: Practice active listening, expose yourself to another person's career and academic experience and develop professional connections with alumni and friends of the university using LinkedIn or your own professional network.
- Using LinkedIn & Handshake: Create effective LinkedIn and Handshake profiles and learn to build and enhance your online professional presence.
- Career Services Scavenger Hunt: Students will learn about all of the career resources and services available to them through the UA Offices of Career Connections's website. Find assessments, resume templates, major & career path information, skills employers are looking for and job & grad school search tips.
- College and Career Plan for UP: Use What Can I Do With a Major In… website to explore how academic interests can parlay into different college experiences and prepare for different careers after graduation.
- Challenge Card Activity: Give students inspiration and motivation to lean into their curiosity and inquisitiveness about the connection between education and work challenges, enabling them to see the bigger picture of their own lives.
- Syllabus Day Career Activity: Connect your class learning objectives with career competencies so students understand how your class relates to their career goals.
- Require students to attend a career fair and meet with at least 3 booths. Students can practice researching employers, introducing themselves and building a professional network by attending career fairs. Career Fair information can be found on our events page or in Handshake.
- Require students to attend a career event to aid in their professional development. Dozens of career events are offered each semester. Check Handshake for the most updated options or talk with your college's career rep to identify options that relate to your course material.
- Many of our career events require business casual dress. Please ensure your students dress business casual or business professional when attending a career fair. Students can view our Dress for Success page for more details.
- Students may have their resume reviewed by a Career Peer Mentor visiting the Career Studio or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If requiring a Studio visit for your class, contact the Assistant Director - Career Studio at email@example.com to discuss assignment guidelines as well as ensure enough staffing is available before class deadlines.
- Students may have their resumes reviewed by an employer during Walk-in Resume Reviews. See the events calendar for dates.
- Faculty and staff who would like to review their own students' resumes can use the UA Resume Rubric.
*If requiring students to visit the Career Studio, give us a heads up so that we can ensure enough staffing during your deadline dates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students may complete a mock interview with a career peer mentor by visiting the Career Studio. Students will receive feedback using the mock interview rating form. If requiring a Studio visit for your class, contact the Assistant Director of the Career Studio at email@example.com to discuss assignment guidelines as well as ensure enough staffing is available before class deadlines.
- Students are encouraged to practice answering typical interview questions with peers and on their own prior to their mock interview.
- Students may complete a 7-8 minute career readiness assessment to receive a score and suggestions to improve five primary career development areas: relationship building skills, professional communication, career planning & exploration, career & self development, and internship/job search & interview preparedness.
- After taking the assessment, invite your students to visit the Career Studio to develop a plan for increasing career readiness.