On June 15th we will be transitioning from TommieCareers to Handshake for our services. Students will begin the transition on May 3rd, and must save/transfer any documents (resumes, cover letters, transcripts, etc.) they need from their TommieCareers accounts. On June 15th, those documents will no longer be accessible.
WE'RE MOVING TO HANDSHAKE!
Request for Presentation
Incorporating a career education element into your course adds great value for your students. We are happy to work with you to meet your individual needs!
Career Educators can present information on the following topics:
- Career fields relevant to your discipline
- Resume Content - activities that educate and, will impress foster skill development and influence employers
- Resume & Cover Letters – how to write
- Interview preparation
- Networking and Internship/Job Search strategies
- Graduate School – considerations and the application process
Career staff appreciate being informed if you bring in external speakers to discuss their industry & career history!
Integrate career topics within your syllabus:
- Have students conduct Informational Interviews with a professional
- Your career liaison is happy to consult and brainstorm appropriate career-related assignments
- Bring in an Alumni and/or Employer Guest Speaker – career staff can help you locate
- For individualized and tailored career advising, please refer students to professional staff in the Career Center.
- Bring your class to Career Development Center workshops and events, or provide incentives to encourage them to attend career-related programs.
Use the links below to help guide and advise your students.
- Student Academic/Career Timeline
- Self Assessment
- Major and Career and Exploration
- Job and Internship Search Strategies
- Company Research
- Resumes, Cover Letters and Thank You Notes
- Salary and Negotiating Offers
- Graduate/Continuing Education
- First Destinations
- Career Model
- Online Tools
The First Destinations of Undergraduate Alumni is assembled annually by the Career Development Center in an effort to provide accurate and useful information to students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community about the post-graduation activities of our alumni.
Find Alumni on LinkedIn/St. Thomas Connect
Using LinkedIn students can easily see the places where alumni work and live, what they studied while at St. Thomas, and more. St. Thomas Connect, a free online community for networking and mentoring that's exclusive to St. Thomas alumni and students can also be used for this purpose.
Resources for Faculty
- Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring (NACEWeb)
- Legal issues regarding faculty referrals
- Writing Letters of Recommendation (Berkeley Career Center)
- Tips for Providing References (NACEWeb)
- Sample Reference Letter for Faculty (NACEWeb)
- Advising students reporting harassment while on internship
Do You Have Contact With Employers?
Refer employers to our Employer Services. They will find information on resume books, posting a job or internship and other services we provide.