We value our relationships with faculty and staff and the support you provide in mentoring Oregon State University students from college to career. There are a number of ways you can partner with the Career Development Center to build classroom experiences that will help students reach their professional goals.
The Career Development Center frequently responds to requests for in-class presentations on a range of career topics, including résumé preparation, job searches, interviewing skills and networking basics.
Some OSU courses devote part of a class period to a site visit at the center. Presentations may be as brief as 30 minutes or as long as an hour if you wish to include an in-class activity. You may also request a custom workshop that integrates with a theme in your course, or a short 5- to 10-minute introduction to the resources offered through the CDC.
A number of courses at Oregon State integrate career development activities into their syllabi, often as part of a graded or extra-credit assignment.
The Career Development Center has prepared a suite of career assignments that OSU faculty, staff and instructors can download and incorporate into their own courses. More downloadable assignments on additional career topics will be added through the 2023-24 academic year!
Looking for an assignment on a topic you don't see listed here? Contact the Career Development Center team, and we can work with you to consult on a custom assignment for your course.
Some assignments can be based around using Oregon State's online career development tools. For example, students may be asked to draft a résumé and have it reviewed by the center or through VMock (an online tool that provides personalized feedback on résumés or CVs), or conduct a practice interview using the interactive video platform StandOut.
For more information about online tools available to faculty, staff and students, please reach out to the Career Development Center staff.
Employers are looking for new graduates who know how to articulate their skills, talents, interests and strengths. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified eight key career-readiness competencies that employers look for, regardless of degree. You can help students understand what they are experiencing in the classroom or in co-curricular activities — and learn how to communicate effectively about these experiences — by incorporating the NACE language into your coursework and providing opportunities for students to reflect.