Engaging first-year students in career services can be a challenging undertaking. Following are several recommendations for making critical connections with these students.
The first step to establishing effective partnerships between career services and faculty is to adopt an attitude that faculty can be important allies.
Georgia State University’s (GSU) career services office holds its Career Carnival, designed to engage first- and second-year students in career services and introduce them to career development constructs in a fun way.
Career services operations should have a clearly defined employer relations strategy and corresponding activities.
Approximately 200 students from 40 student organizations and representatives of approximately 100 employers participated in the Rutgers Reverse Career Fair. The reverse career fair is like a networking event between employers and student leaders.
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