The University Career Services Office shares a mutual goal with faculty in every college and department. We all want our students to be successful. Working together, we can help to ensure that the transition from student life to work or graduate school is as seamless as possible.
Our faculty does an outstanding job of transmitting the knowledge, skills and information our graduates will need to thrive once they reach their destination. Regardless of student major or the department in which you teach, you provide students the opportunity to develop the attributes employers care about. Consider for a moment the skills and characteristics employers look for when making hiring decisions about new graduates. Based on survey research and direct feedback, the following top the list:
These attributes do not belong to a particular major. They are cross-disciplinary and relate to the growth and development students experience in many classes and activities during their years at ETSU.
At University Career Services, our goal is to help students and alumni develop the specific skills and materials they will need to convey their value to a prospective employer. Naturally, this includes the things we all think about like resumes, cover letters, researching employers and job opportunities and preparing for the interview. We also work hard to help students develop accurate perception of job search and understanding of effective communications with employers to help them succeed.
How can we work together to ensure that our students have what they need to achieve at their highest level of ability? Two basic approaches are referral and outreach.
If you have an opportunity to refer a student or class to University Career Services, please contact us. We often work with students to provide information for class reports and will “follow them” to classes to provide more information if asked.
Invite us to speak to a class at any time. We can provide an overview of our services, the job search process, or any career-related topics you think are most appropriate.
If you advise a club or organization on campus, we will also be pleased to present a program for them tailored to their needs and interests.
Phone us at 439-4450 to make your request, or e-mail:
We also welcome faculty visits, and are located in the ARC Center on the 2nd floor of the D. P. Culp University Center.