The mutual goal of the School of Education’s faculty, staff and the Career Center team is student success. By working together, faculty, staff and the Career Center can facilitate the career and professional development of students to ensure that they make informed career decisions.
The Career Center career consultants are always eager to pursue new ways to reach students, and are happy to collaborate with you on ideas for programs or class presentations. Employers are also often interested in meeting with faculty members to learn more about current fields of study and to discuss trends and needs in the workplace. Please let the Career Center know if you’re interested in meeting with employers.
Help Your Students Reach Their Career Goals
Refer students for career assistance. Career consultants are available to assist students in exploring their career options, gaining experience in their chosen fields, creating job search strategies, polishing their self-marketing tools and interviewing skills, as well as connecting to employers and school systems.
Request a presentation. Arrange for a class presentation about the Career Center’s services, as well as on a broad range of topics including résumés and cover letters, job search strategies, and networking and interviewing strategies.
Announce upcoming events. Keep students up-to-date by sharing valuable job search and workshop opportunities that are available throughout the year. Visit the Calendar of Events for specific details. Like our Facebook page: UW-Madison SoE Career Center for other current information and event promotion.
On-Campus Interviews, Career Fairs and Workshops. The Career Center hosts on-campus interviews and coordinates K-12 Fall Fair and the Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair (WERF) job fair as well as collaborates with other career offices on campus to provide access to all-campus fairs for students. Visit the Workshops and Events page for information about scheduled events.
BuckyNet, is the UW-Madison online student and alumni résumé and job posting and fair information site.
Resources You Can Use
Portfolio Project. The Portfolio Project link serves as a launch point for all things related to using the Portfolio Project framework to help students grow in reflective practice and fulfill certification requirements. To establish a portfolio account and gain access, contact the Career Center.
PI 34. Use the PI 34 link to read the School of Education’s Vision and Mission statement and link to the Standards and Competencies, Subject Area Content, Certification Programs and Portfolio Project for teacher certification programs.
Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring. Faculty are often asked for letters of recommendation, job leads, or to supervise internships. While these are invaluable and greatly appreciated services you can provide to students, each of these situations has the potential for legal problems if you don’t know the rules.
Writing References. Faculty are often asked for letters of recommendations. While this is an invaluable and greatly appreciated service, the request has potential for legal issues if you do not know the rules.
Can a Career Center Pre-Screen Candidates for an Employer? Faculty are often asked to prescreen candidates and provide a list or resumes of the top individuals. However, prescreening and referring candidates has legal considerations.