Career Services provides information and services you can use to effectively attend to your student's needs. Our staff would be more than happy to meet with you and your department to discuss our services. We look forward to collaborating with you on student success!
Whether you are a seasoned Faculty Advisor, or a new faculty just assigned this duty, our Faculty Advisement Handbook is designed to serve as an overview and helping guide in assisting your advisees with their career exploration and exploration of pursuing a graduate program. Please contact us if you would like a PDF version of this handbook emailed to you.
Something comes up and you need to cancel class? Let us fill in! Check out our information on scheduling a presentation.
Our staff welcomes every opportunity to partner with faculty and staff members to schedule class presentations. We are flexible, whether you want a short presentation or one that lasts the whole class. We can present on an overview of our office or on the topic of your choice.
Sample topics include, but are not limited to:
- Exploring Self, Majors and Careers
- Graduate School: Explore the Process
- High-Demand Skills
- Interviewing Skills
- Job Search Strategies/Networking
- Internship Search
- Marketing Yourself/ Resumes / Cover Letters
- Overview—Career Services
- Overview—Online Resources
By partnering with us, we can help you assist your students in accomplishing the following tasks in their career development process:
Explore and define career goals
- Send your student to career services to explore career options related to there major or to take career assessments t0 learn about careers that are compatiable with their current interests, personality, skill sets and values. Online tools including Career Explorer (formerly Sokanu), CandidCareer and What Can I do With my Major? are great places to get started with Career Exploration.
- We offer assistance with exploring graduate school options, preparing application materials including resumes and personal statements, and host Kaplan information sessions on graduate admissions testing for GRE/GMAT/MCAT/LSAT.
Enhance job search skills
- We offer a variety of resources and services to assist students with preparing their job search documents including resumes and cover letters. Students writing their first resume or looking for help with an existing one can visits us in Rakov for our Career Express drop-in service Monday-Friday noon - 3 pm for help with resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profile development.
- Students who need help with translating their academic experiences into language relevant to an employer could benefit from practicing their interview skills in mock interview with a career counselor or speaking with the Quinn, the A.I. facilitator in Quinncia
Experience through jobs, internships, and networking
- We know that students seek your advice and guidance when it comes to finding jobs and internships. Encourage your students to search our online database of jobs. We list all current job and internship opportunities, as well as on-campus jobs on Eagle Connect powered by Handshake
- Beyond and online job search we can help students develop successful job search strategies including how to network at professional events and how to connect with professionals for an informational interview.
- To help students transition to the world of work remind them to gain experience while they are in college through the variety of applied learning experiences here on campus including research, student employment, leadership development, and more!
Writing Recommendation Letters
It is common practice for students to request letters of recommendation from faculty to add to their professional portfolios or to submit with a graduate school application. The National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) has provided some helpful resources to assist you in working with a refering students:
- An Introduction to Writing Reference Letters
- Faculty Reference Letter
- Tips for Providing References
- Writing a Reference Letter
- What Can a Faculty Member Say or Write?
Hiring & Supervising Students
When faculty are serving as supervisors to students and are in a position to hire research assistants, teaching assistants, or other student employment opportunities it is important to follow ethical and legal standards. The National Association of Colleges & Employers has provided a A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring we recommend all college supervisors read before hiring students for an open positions.
For more information on hiring students please visit our Student Employment Page.
Share Student Success Stories
- Within a few months after commencement, The College at Brockport surveys our graduates to determine their success in the job market or in graduate study. Help us improve our data by providing infromation about recent alumni's success in furthering their education, finding employment, or making a difference.
- Brockport students have been successful in obtaining employment and entering graduate schools after graduation. To learn about our student success you can review past First Destination reports.