The Career Center partners with faculty and staff in providing career readiness resources to students through several activities and initiatives.
The Andrews University Career Center provides workshops and presentations to classes, student organizations and other small groups on career development and career readiness topics including career exploration, document preparation, creating a professional digital presence and customized topics to fit your needs.
Workshops can be requested via our Workshop Request Form. Workshop request forms must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event. Once the request has been submitted, a staff member will connect with the contact person identified on the form to confirm details and to make the final arrangements.
The Career Center subscribes to the eight Career Readiness Competencies from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which defines career readiness as, "a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management."
We invite faculty members to use this language in their classroom and to seek to infuse the competencies in your syllabi and coursework.
A detailed description of each competency and sample behaviors that students should display to show mastery can be found here.
Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of this open-access resource, which provides 100% free self-paced virtual work experiences for students. Faculty may join the platform by creating a profile and get information on how to integrate scalable projected-based learning from world-leading companies into their curriculum and internship programs in just a few hours. JOIN TODAY as an educator and provide meaningful experiential learning for your students!
Encourage students to participate in paid, remote, micro-internships. Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects that provide opportunities for career exploration, skill development, and networking. Projects range from 10-40 hours in duration and can take place year-round, often with a remote-working option. Refer students here to learn more.
Handshake is the number one way for college students to find jobs and internships. Handshake allows students to discover and land jobs and internships, get direct messages from employers who want to hire you, connect with employers to learn more about their company, and get expert help from career-building resources and employer recommended by the Career Center. There are over 750 thousand employers actively searching for students on Handshake!
On Handshake students can:
Refer students here for detailed instructions on how to claim their free accounts and start building their profiles.
Occupation Insight offers a suite of programs that empowers students to prepare for post-graduation by infusing career exploration and preparation throughout their time at Andrews University through easy-to-understand visualizations and having information at their fingertips. It also enables advisors to help students see how the skills they acquire will prepare them for the careers they want.
Faculty and advisors can use two reports for career exploration with students:
Career Explorer: Using the Career Explorer tool, students can explore careers to learn more about the employment landscape and what they need to prepare for their future. Students can search by industry and occupation title to find out salary potential, education requirements, job outlook, and skills required.
Active Job Postings Dashboard: The Job Postings dashboard provides regularly updated job postings from national databases for thousands of occupations across the United States. It also provides links to the direct job posting and applications.
Get detailed instructions on how to access and use Occupation Insight with students HERE.
Require students to visit the career center
The Career Center provides services in:
Make it a part of your course requirements to have students visit the Career Center to use these services. We will coordinate with you to track students' progress/attendance. Students can book appointments for any service here.