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How We Can Help Your Students

You as a faculty member can assist the GRU Career Services Department in developing relationships with your students by referring an employer, alumnus, or a student that may benefit from our services. Here are six distinct ways that we can assist your students once a connection with the career center is established:

  1. We help your students find the right fitWe help students determine the right career for their interests, career goals, skills, values, and personality. We help them explore their options and encourage goal setting to correspond with career and academic planning.  We challenge students to ask and answer the following:

    - Why are you here at GRU? 
    - Where are you want to go with your degree from GRU? 
    - What are you doing NOW to ensure that your short and long term goals are met?

    We are a student's best resource for career exploration, job outlook, salary, and employment trend information. Students use our services to clarify their career plans, to develop essential job-search skills and to seek resources for employment.
  2. We help students connect to employersIn Career Services we work directly with employers who would like to develop mutually beneficial relationships with faculty, and who can provide many forms of career development support to students in a particular major or discipline. We can facilitate that connection. We enjoy helping to develop employer internship relationships for your intern program, bring employers to your classrooms, and provide career spotlights to showcase career options in our majors at GRU.
  3. We host career fairs that attract many recruiters to one event—Our career fairs provide excellent opportunities for your students to meet representatives from the companies in their industries of choice and establish a network of contacts. We will help your students research the employers beforehand and provide tips so they are prepared to effectively engage recruiters.
  4. We help students master the job interviewThere is no better way to prepare for the job interview than by experiencing an "actual" interview. At the career center, our staff will conduct mock interviews with your students, then provide a constructive critique of their performance and effective interview strategies.  We also provide online mock interview services to help students sharpen their skills.
  5. We'll bring the information to your classWe specialize in conducting presentations to the students you teach and advise about career-related topics such as resume writing, job-search strategies, and interviewing skills. In addition, we can arrange presentations by professionals (many of them alumni), who can relate their experiences and how their major has helped them in their careers.
  6. We assist in identifying quality experiential education opportunitiesExperiential education encompasses applied academic learning, such as Cooperative Education, Internships and Service Learning.  Experiential education is such an important part of your students' overall educational experience. Just ask any employer. Through our network of employers, we can help your academic programs and your students identify internship and cooperative education opportunities that will best serve them in their academic and professional pursuits.

These are just some of the services we offer. Please call the Career Services Department to determine how, together, we can achieve student success. We look forward to working with you.*

*(Information source: National Association of Colleges and Employers. All rights reserved. )

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