Show these videos during your class periods for quick career discussion starters.
The Career Center exists to help students navigate the sometimes murky and confusing waters of deciding on a major/career, seeking internships and employment, and applying to graduate school. We hope the information below will help you partner with the Career Center in assisting students.
What services, as faculty, can I advise students to take advantage of at the Career Center?
The Career Center offers many services on a walk-in basis including: resume and cover letter critiques, job search and internship search assistance, a library of major, career, professional development and graduate school resources, and major/career decision making. Some services are available on an appointment only basis including: mock interviews, career coaching, and personal statement critiques.
What services does the Career Center have that I can take advantage of?
The Career Center offers a variety of programs to assist faculty and staff in supporting students. This includes, but is not limited to, classroom presentations, targeted programming for student organizations, and large scale programming focusing on career and professional development. Additionally, if you would like for students to be required to utilize any of the services offered by the Career Center, we can verify their participation.
What types of programming does the Career Center offer? How do I request programming?
Programming offered by the Career Center can be found below. Please click on each item to obtain more information. Large scale programming can be found on our Programs/Events tab.
To request programming please complete and email the Programming Request Form or contact the Career Center at 785-4353. We will respond to you as quickly as possible to schedule your program.
What events happen during Career Week that are important to promote to my students?
All events during Career Week are pertinent to assisting students with their post-undergraduate experience. Such events include SCORE Mock Interviews with retired executives, Etiquette Dinner, Career and Graduate School Expo, and many employer information sessions.
How do students sign up for services?
For those services that require an appointment (i.e. Mock Interviews, Career Coaching, Self-Assessments, Personal Statements) students can sign up for an appointment by visiting the Career Center.
Do you visit departmental meetings?
Yes. To schedule a professional staff member to visit/speak at your departmental meeting, please contact the Career Center at 785-4353.
What is Experience?
Experience is an online job board utilized by the Career Center to post all internship and job opportunities sent to us. All students have an account and receive an email at the beginning of each semester with their log on information. This site is also utilized by employers to post jobs and receive application materials for some positions. Furthermore, this program is also used in scheduling some employer's on-campus interviews.
What resources are available to students to help them find jobs?
Every student has an Experience account, our online job board. All internship and job opportunities sent to the Career Center are posted on this site. Additionally, students may utilize their network of professional contacts, the alumni network, and the professional staff in the Career Center for assistance in locating a job.
Can I refer alumni to the Career Center?
Yes! The Career Center offers the same assistance to alumni as it does to currently enrolled Truman students.
What should I tell students when entertaining a job offer? Is there room to negotiate? What is the proper protocol?
Salary negotiation takes tact, skill, and research. Don't forget that salary is not the only factor in taking an offer. Benefits, cost-of-living, geographic location, work environment, and corporate culture also need to be considered. Make sure you look at the whole picture. While doing your research, you need to also figure out what you're worth before you start to negotiate. In order to evaluate your options, you should clearly identify what you want and what you need.
Here are some aspects of the job to weigh:
Successful and realistic negotiations embrace five principles based on the knowledge that the salary you begin a job with reflects your value to an organization and typically determines future salary increases. These five principles are:
Recognition of Mutual Needs
Evaluation and Communication
You may also direct students to the Job and Salary Negotiation Handout available from the Career Center.
With your assistance, we can help Truman students navigate their way through college, internships, employment and/or graduate school.