Career Design Info for Faculty and Staff
- Internships & Agreements
The Career Design Center offers several workshops and services for faculty to better help their students with their personal career development. Faculty members are in a unique position to advise and make recommendations to students regarding internships, graduate school, and post-graduate employment. Faculty Directors overseeing academic internships have access to the Online Internship Form in KnightJobs. KnightJobs allows you to manage your roster of student interns, review student learning contracts, and access end of the semester evaluations.
If you are new to KnightJobs, contact Career Design at email@example.com to have a faculty account established. Training on the system is also available.
- Career-Related Program Requests
Career coaches are available to facilitate, in person and online, career-related programs for your class, club, or organization. Keep in mind that we offer many of these topics regularly though our GOLD workshops. Please allow as much notice as possible so we can accommodate your request. Please complete the Program Request Form to initiate your request.
POSSIBLE PROGRAM TOPICS
- Career Exploration and Design
- Career Readiness
- Making the Most of Your Experience
- Career Design Center Resources
- How to Use Handshake
- FOCUS 2 (Assessment Interpretation)
- Resume Writing
- Cover Letter Writing
- Job Search Strategies
- Finding an Internship
- Graduate School
- Employer and Alumni Panels
If your topic of interest is not listed, please call the Career Design Center so we can learn more about your request.
- Handshake: Posting jobs and internships
Handshake takes the place of KnightJobs for posting on and off-campus jobs and internships. Faculty and staff who regularly post positions for their departments already have a Handshake account. If you need an account or are unsure if your account is activated, contact the Career Design Center.
Useful Handshake Tutorials:
- Interviewing Information
- In order to use the platform for an assignment, contact the Career Design Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- After you have been given an admin account, log in at:https://geneseo.biginterview.com/
- Steps for creating an assignment
- Step for students - navigating assignments and working through them!
- Student Development
To enhance our services to students and faculty, we provide a variety of resources that are just a click away!
Faculty Reference Letter Guide: General guidelines for writing letters of recommendation for students.
A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Employment: Guidance on unanticipated legal or ethical issues that may arise when helping students with their job and internship searches, including responding to requests for information or referrals.
Hire Student Workers: Geneseo's Student Employment Services can assist you in hiring student workers. Please also post job descriptions and applications on KnightJobs.
- Resume and Cover Letter Rubric
Enhancing the Career Design Process
Preparing students for life after Geneseo is a top priority for faculty and staff. Consider the following suggestions that can improve the career development of our students.
- Be aware of the full range of services we offer and feel welcome to refer your students to us for assistance in any career-related matters.
- Reinforce to your advisees the value of addressing career concerns early in the college experience.
- Encourage students to develop out-of-class experiences to enhance their skills and investigate different career options (GOLD Program, academic clubs, internships, directed studies, etc.).
- Not all classes lend themselves to specific careers, but when appropriate, consider allocating a portion of your syllabus to class projects or assignments that would foster career exploration.
- When possible, provide students an opportunity to help you with your research.
- Have you done off-campus consulting work? If so, encourage your clients to consider Geneseo graduates for entry-level opportunities. Also, if you are aware of employers hiring, help them to contact Career Design to take advantage of KnightJobs postings and on-campus recruiting opportunities.
- Bring students along with you to regional and national meetings, introduce them to your colleagues, and help them learn how to network.
- Take every opportunity you can to inform graduate and professional schools of Geneseo's competitive environment.