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Career Services and Faculty Partnerships

Career Development Services and all academic departments at Winston-Salem State University share a similar mission: to prepare our students for meaningful and productive careers beyond WSSU. Whether students are gearing up for graduate school or the workplace, they will benefit from the partnerships that are forged between Career Development Services and your department. Here are some concrete ideas on how we can work together for the mutual benefit of our students and academic departments.

How Career Services Can Assist Your Department and Students

Alumni Speakers

We help with identifying alumni speakers, panelists or corporate presenters.  

Career Coaching

Our staff can help your students explore their choice of a major and identify appropriate jobs and internships. 

Career Planning

Students can utilize Focus2 the Career Development Services Online Career Planning Assessment to develop a career action plan, identify their interests, skills, and values; and see how they relate to WSSU majors and jobs obtained by WSSU graduates with those majors. We recommend a follow-up career counseling session. 

Class Presentations

"Don't Cancel Class!"  Our professional staff can make 15-50 minute presentations in class on a variety of career-related topics, including job hunting, resume, writing, and interviewing.  You may request a speaker by completing our convenient online reservation form.  

Employer Contacts

We can provide employer contacts that may lead to part-time jobs, co-op and internship opportunities, and service learning prospects for your students. 

Graduate School

We assist students with their graduate school applications through our annual graduate admissions fair, graduate school seminars, GRE test prep seminars, and personal statement critiques.

Internships

Our staff can help students find internships, which can enrich their academic experience and coursework. 

Online Jobs

Students can search for jobs through our RAMTRAK database. 

Student References

The following links may be useful when you need to develop letters of recommendation for your students:

Tips for Providing References

Sample Reference Letter for Faculty


  

How Your Department Can Assist Career Development Services

Alumni Career Network    

Invite alumni to become members of the Alumni Career Network.  A group of graduates available to provide career information and advice.

Alumni Contacts

Send us information on the alumni of your department and where they work.  Also invite them to recruit at WSSU.

Career Services Website

Encourage students, employers, and faculty members to visit Career Development Services.

Core Competencies

Send us information on the core competencies that your students develop through their curriculum so that we can better promote them to employers.

Employer Referrals

Refer employers to Career Development Services and encourage them to participate in on-campus interviews, events, and career days.

Jobs and Internships

Encourage employers to post jobs, internships, and service learning opportunities through Career Development Services.  Contact us at 336-750-3240 or careersvcs@wssu.edu.

NACE Guidelines on Faculty Candidate Referrals

Adhere to the guidelines established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) on the do's and don'ts of referring students to employers.

New Majors, Courses, and Programs

Inform us about new majors, courses, and programs so that we can update students.

Student Referrals

Refer students the Career Services for career assistance, resume critiques, finding a job or internship, interview preparation, or applying to graduate school

Surveys

Send copies of any formal or informal surveys that you have conducted of recent graduates.  Send to Monica Boyd at boydm@wssu.edu.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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