Faculty & Staff Resources
Working Together For Our Students
We are pleased to collaborate with you to help students with their career decisions and job and internship searches. The mutual goal of faculty, staff, administration, and Career Services is the success of our students. By working and collaborating together, we can ensure that the transition from student to the world of work is seamless.
Best Resources and Practices for Assisting Students
If you have a student or advisee that needs assistance with deciding on a major, resumes or a cover letter help, interviews/mock interviews tips, the job or internship search, or needs more career information, please feel free to walk the student over or provide us with the student’s information and what they want assistance with. Schedule a quick tour of our office to see what we have to offer. It's a great way to introduce students to resources that can help with their studies at Mary and their future careers.
Job Search Video Podcast Library
Short 1-2 minute videos on career and job search topics that are accessible 24/7.
Are you going to be out of town and away from your class at some point during the semester? If so, there is no need to cancel class, contact career services to arrange for a director to speak to your students.
Handshake allows access to employer information as well as job and internship listings. This is a great tool to direct students and employers to use.
If an employer sends you information on a job or internship position, send it to Career Services to be entered into Handshake. Career Services will be able to then direct inquiring students to those opportunities.
If you want to connect your students with potential employers, we have a few opportunities available for you to take advantage of. Have them meet and network with employers at career fairs or invite employers to speak in your classes or student organization meetings. Consider incorporating career fair attendance as part of your course requirements.
Here are some great resources to assist you in writing reference letters. If more assistance is needed, contact Career Services directly.
Sample Faculty Reference Letter
How To Write Reference Letters: Suggested Guidelines for Reference Givers
It is important to understand the ethical and legal standards involved with the student hiring process. naceweb.org offers "A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring".
Each year Career Services surveys the previous year’s undergraduate graduates to determine their career outcomes after college. Information from previous years is listed on the Alumni Resources page. Share this information with prospective students visiting the University of Mary and with students who are concerned about employment after graduation.