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Welcome UIS Faculty and Staff

The common goal of UIS faculty, staff, and the Career Development Center is student success. As stated in the UIS mission statement, “UIS provides its students with the knowledge, skills, and experience that lead to productive careers in the private and public sectors.” Therefore, the Career Development Center would like to formally invite the UIS staff and faculty to partner with us in promoting career development to students to ensure a seamless transition from college to the work force.

UIS CareerConnect for Faculty and Staff

New feature for fall 2012 – Use UIS CareerConnect access for faculty and staff to see which employers are posting job, internships and other opportunities for UIS students. On your first visit, you will need to register. Please allow up to one business day for us to approve your account. Once you receive your username and password, just login and begin viewing our employers and current job, internship, and career opportunity postings.

Login or Register for UIS CareerConnect Faculty & Staff

How can we help you?

Invite us to give a presentation to your class.

Our CDC staff is available to present to your class or student organization on many career and professional development topics. Not sure what topic you would like us to present on? Review the customized presentation menu below. To request a Classroom Presentation, complete the Career Presentation Request Form 3-4 weeks prior to the requested date and indicate the presentation of interest. The form will allow you to indicate the allotted amount of time you would like for the presentation. Contact the CDC directly to explore presentation options.

Presentation Topics

  • GOALS on the Go: Career Development Process and You
  • Best Kept Secret on Campus: Overview of CDC Services And Resources
  • Who You Are Impacts Your Career Satisfaction
  • Options to Explore: Career Investigation
  • Career Opportunities: You and Your Major
  • Career Decisions Making: Just Do It
  • Online Career Resources: Your Competitive Edge
  • Graduate School: Should I Go?
  • Resume 101
  • Mastering Your Master Resume
  • Marketing Yourself with a Power Resume
  • Identify Your Transferable Skills
  • Cover Letters Still Matter
  • Networking: Uncovering Opportunities
  • Successful Interviewing Strategies
  • Job Offers and Salary Negotiation: More than Just Money
  • Job Shadowing and Informational Interviews: Valuable Connections

Consult with the CDC on ways we can support your curriculum

Faculty and staff may want to consult with the CDC staff about integrating career-related topics and career resources into their curriculum and assignments.  Using CDC online and library resources will increase your students’ career development. Find out more about available online resources.

Curriculum integration example: Use the GOALS Program as a resource for class activities– The GOALS program was developed as a user friendly tool to engage students, staff and faculty to assist students in becoming more proactive in career development. Since the program reflects a comprehensive approach to career planning, the information can be easily integrated into classroom and extra-curricular activities.

Contact the Career Development Center to schedule an appointment or consultation.

Bring your class to the CDC for a career field trip.

Consider bringing your students to the Career Development Center for a hands-on career learning experience. Providing this opportunity will allow students to identify how the CDC can assist with their career journey. The CDC Staff will accommodate and tailor the visit to your class needs. Past Career Field trips included actual resume building, transferable skills identification, 60 second elevator pitch, orientation and registration for online resources, and more. Contact the CDC directly to explore Career Field trip options.

To request a Career Field trip, complete the Career Field trip Request Form 3-4 weeks prior to the requested date.

Encourage student involvement in CDC events and workshops.

Help your students enhance their professional and career development by encouraging students to take advantage of the many services and programming provided by the Career Development Center. Our annual Collegiate Career Fair provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet representatives within a variety of industries and establish a network of contacts. We are available to assist students with advance preparation so they may effectively engage recruiters. Consider offering extra credit or making it an assignment for event participation. We will keep you posted about upcoming special events and workshops by email. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in tracking student attendance at these events for purposes of providing extra credit.

Let us know if you would like us to post a sign-in sheet for any of your classes, in order to verify student participation. View the list of Upcoming Events.

Refer a student

Student Alumni Referral Form

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to refer students to the Career Development Center.  We work with students at every academic level from the first year through graduate school level.  Our services and resources cover a wide range of career development issues and professional preparation including:

Career Counseling is available in-person or on-line for one hour appointments, to discuss individual career needs in a private setting. Students may call, email or come to the office to schedule an appointment.

Critiquing Services during Walk-In Hours. These services provide an opportunity to help students get started in our office with resume and cover letter critiquing, personal statement reviewing, and using career online resources.

Learn more about all of Our Services and resources

Employer-Faculty Connection

An important goal of the CDC’s Employer Relations Department is to connect students to jobs, internships, job shadowing, and networking opportunities within their field. Employers are frequently invited to campus for recruiting events, and faculty will be notified of on-campus recruiting related to their department. Your support and encouragement of student attendance at these events is always appreciated.

At the Career Development Center, we work directly with employers in an effort to build effective recruiting partnerships. Our business and community contacts can assist you in facilitating classroom presentations on topics related to your coursework. Employers recognize the competitive academic edge of the UIS student, and are willing to share the time and talent of their most astute professionals. These presentations can provide an inside look at particular jobs or career paths, while offering the shared knowledge of an experienced professional and an unprecedented networking opportunity. We welcome the opportunity to assist you with these arrangements. To request a Career Speaker, complete the Career Speaker Request Form 3-4 weeks prior to the requested date.

An important goal of the CDC’s Employer Relations Department is to connect students to jobs, internships, job shadowing, and networking opportunities within their field.

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