GVSU Career Center
Ways to Partner with the Career Center
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Incorporating career language into your classroom will help students better understand and think about career possibilities.
Sources for papers/projects, case studies, guest speakers
Bringing employers or alumni into the classroom can really help students see how what they are learning in your class translates into a professional setting. Employers/alumni can also make great sources for research papers or projects and provide real-world case study examples. Because we work with employers on a daily basis we’d be happy to help you find someone who would be a great fit for your class.
Classroom Presentations & Workshops
We would be happy to speak with your classes regarding the career process. Topics can be as general or specific as you like and fit within the timeframe you have available. Feel free to contact your Career Center liaison or fill out the Career Workshop/Presentation Request Form. Sample topics may include a Career Center overview, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, and job/internship search strategies.
Major Specific Career Events/Opportunities
Throughout the academic year, the Career Center hosts numerous events and programs for students within various disciplines. Previous events include panel presentations, field fairs (check out our Careers In series) and workshops. We’d welcome you to bring your class, place these events on your syllabus, or even participate in the planning and marketing of these programs.
Emp loyer Development/Outreach
If you have employers you’d like to see recruiting your students please let us know! While we have a strong relationship with numerous employers, we are always looking to expand opportunities for GVSU students. We’d welcome the opportunity to partner with you in bringing specific companies to GVSU.
Promote Experiential Learning Opportunities
Experiential learning is helpful not only for employability, but for entrance into many graduate programs as well. An experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, allows students to connect what they are learning in their classes to a professional setting and helps students identify if a specific career path is a good fit. Please refer to our Faculty Resources page for more information.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-331-3311 – we look forward to working with you!
Page last modified January 2, 2013