Welcome, Faculty and Staff!
While the world around us has changed, the mission of the Career Development Center remains rooted in student and alumni support. We appreciate and enjoy collaborating with faculty and staff in support of our students’ career education, and invite you to learn more about CDC resources to use inside and outside the classroom.
Refer a Student
The Career Development Center serves all Saint Joseph’s University students, as well as alumni. The Career Development Center is located in the tan brick building behind the Wolfington Maguire Welcome Center (Admissions at 5800 City Avenue), across Cardinal Avenue from the Sourin/Campion parking lot.
Students are invited to login to Handshake to schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor.
Drop-in hours are held in the Career Development Center from September through May. Students can obtain resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile critiques, as well as assistance with quick questions.
Students and alumni are also welcome to engage assistance via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
of students surveyed after career counseling appointments would recommend the service to their friends.
Source: 2019-2020 Post Counseling Appointment Survey
Career Development in the Classroom
There are two options for bringing Career Development Center workshops into your classroom.
Option 1 - In-Person: Complete the CDC Presentation Request Form a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your requested dates to have a Career Center staff present to your class.
Option 2 - Self-Guided Assignments and Presentations: These assignments were developed for incorporation into your classes including presentations you can facilitate with discussion guides. Please see details below and contact Trish Shafer at email@example.com with any questions and NOTE: all assignments are written for you to easily copy and paste into Canvas.
Presentations with Discussion Guides and/or Knowledge Checks:
jobs and internships posted on Handshake
Handshake is more than just our job (and internship) posting site. It’s a one-stop shop for students to find details for career events, interact with other students and alumni on the platform for company reviews, get “noticed” by employers, and schedule appointments with a career counselor (and much more!).
All students are issued a Handshake account and can use their SJU login credentials to access their account at https://sju.joinhandshake.com/.
Refer an Employer
When you learn about job opportunities and forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org, the Career Development Center’s Employer Engagement team will orient the employer to the Handshake posting process. This gives all qualified students access to the posting and we’ll do all the leg work.
Curious about the types of opportunities posted on Handshake? Email email@example.com to request a Handshake account providing your: First & Last name, email address, department you work in, and what year you want to be identified as in Handshake (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, grad student).
internships posted on Handshake
Whether students are discerning what types of internships will advance their career goals or need help with the internship search process, the Career Development Center supports students via 1:1 counseling appointments, videos and resources on Canvas, and postings on Handshake. If your department is exploring the development of an internship program, we can walk you through best practices and how the Career Development Center can support your students. To schedule a meeting, contact Trish Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title IX Requirements: Employers who post positions on Handshake are required to abide by Title IX policies surrounding any allegations or complaints of harassment. Click here to see the Title IX statement.
NACE Resources: The National Association of Colleges & Employers offers resources for universities and faculty who support internship programs. Check out these articles below:
- The Impact of Undergraduate Internships on Post-Graduate Outcomes for the Liberal Arts
- Unpaid Internships and Early Career Outcomes
- Understanding the Impact of Unpaid Internships on College Student Career Development and Employment Outcomes
- Faculty Guidelines for Pre-Screening Candidates for an Employer
Career Development Center's Student Learning Outcomes
The NACE Career Readiness Competencies provide a foundation from which to demonstrate employer-identified core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management. The eight career readiness competencies include: Career & Self-Development, Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Professionalism, Teamwork, and Technology. Each competency profile includes a definition as well as sample behaviors students can engage in to advance their competence.
careerTracker Monthly Emails
Using the NACE Career Readiness Competencies (above) as a roadmap, the Career Development Center communicates monthly, developmentally-appropriate action steps via careerTracker emails. These monthly touch points help students advance their competency in these eight areas across four years. To help reinforce with your students the messages contained within each month’s careerTracker, access to each month’s communication will be provided on this page, from September to May.
SJU Graduates’ Outcomes Data
Each year, the Career Development Center surveys all graduates to determine their post-graduate activities. We achieve a minimum 70% knowledge rate, analyze the data we collect, and share the results in our Career Destinations report and on our interactive Outcomes page, which includes detailed information on graduates’ employers, industries, average salaries, continuing education and much more. The Career Development Center staff can provide you with the following support related to outcomes for your department:
- Major Overview Sheets: created for every undergraduate major for which there was enough data collected, this resource provides an overview of outcomes for your department and can be used for admissions events. Overview sheets are currently available for the Classes of 2018 and 2019. For access to your Overviews, please email Scott Rappaport at email@example.com.
- Data Request Process: if you are completing reports or applications requiring more detailed data than your Major Overview Sheet provides, please send a request to Scott Rappaport (firstname.lastname@example.org) containing the following information:
- Data points needed
- Year(s) requested (data is available for the Class of 2016 to present)
- Due date (a minimum of two weeks’ notice is requested)
- Your contact info for potential follow up
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