The most effective means we have of reaching students is through faculty partnerships. Why? The obvious reason is that when we come to your classroom we have a captive audience. Beyond that, there are other, more subtle reasons why teaching career planning as part of a course is more effective than workshops, seminars, or even one-on-one counseling.
Students learn from each other, often more effectively than from the "experts." Simply knowing that others are grappling with the same questions or issues is very empowering. They can also share ideas and resources including books, articles, websites, or contacts.
Students are far more likely to follow up with a counselor in Career Services after listening to that individual's classroom presentation, and generally, faculty are much more likely to continue to refer students once a staff member has visited their class.
In addition, we often visit classrooms to provide a general overview of our services and upcoming events (10 minutes – 1 hour). Or, you could bring your class to us! This is a great alternative to canceling class. If you cannot make your regular class time, don't cancel it. We would be happy to use that time to make a presentation.
To discuss how topics/approaches could be incorporated into your class, contact Hailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or request a presentation. Our deepest gratitude to the many faculty who continue to support our efforts to teach essential career skills to St, Cloud State students.