Faculty & Staff - Career Services
Career Services aims to support every Western student in achieving their career of choice upon graduation. We'd love to collaborate with you to incorporate career development efforts into course curricula, co-curricular engagement or classroom presentations. Have a suggestion or question about how we can work together? Contact us!
Ways Faculty and Staff Can Support Students' Career Development
Faculty are one of the most influential groups on a student's career development process. University staff often have the most regular contact with many students, especially those who work on campus. Here are some ideas on how you can effectively support your students' career development during their time at Western.
Help students to get involved on campus. Students who are actively engaged in co-curricular pursuits on campus are more likely to succeed academically, develop valuable interpersonal skills and boost their resumes.
Give students feedback. An important part of the career development process is personal development and self-understanding. Share your students' strengths with them and offer constructive feedback in a timely manner.
Grow students' networks. Help students connect with alumni, colleagues, community members and other students who may share similar interests or different perspectives. Invite students to connect with you and encourage them to connect with other faculty and staff.
Encourage students to visit Career Services early in college. Students who interact with Career Services during college are more likely to land a job quickly after graduation, to make a higher salary and to refer future students to the institution.
Guide students toward valuable experience. Internships and community engagement lead to stronger professional networks, improved town-gown relationships, better student outcomes and a sharpened career focus. Help students find and secure these opportunities early and often.
Support Career Services. We offer many services, resources and events throughout the year, and we depend on the support of faculty and staff across campus to engage students, provide quality advice and achieve student career outcomes after graduation.