Our office will be open virtually on Mondays and Fridays during the summer.
Resume drop-in hours will resume in the fall.
Have a great summer!

Welcome to the Career Champion Resource Page!

Career Champions are faculty and staff who are committed to student success by supporting students’ career development both inside and outside the classroom.   The office of Career and Professional Development created this community to recognize the important role of these faculty and staff and to support them as they advise, teach, and mentor students.
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Benefits of becoming a Career Champion

  • Be better informed in how to assist students in pursuing their future professional and career goals.
  • Access to training that highlights the latest resources and best practices in career development.
  • Activities and assignments you can use to add career-related content to your classes.
  • Monthly newsletter with curated resources related to current Career and Professional Development opportunities.
  • After completion of the Career Champions Challenge, receipt of a certificate and badge you can display in your email signature.

Take the Challenge

The Career Champions Challenge is a brief and flexible training program that you can do at your own speed.  It includes material to read and demoes of Career Resources you can use with students.  Complete all 8 quizzes to receive a Career Champion Challenge certificate and a magnet to display in your office.  The challenge is available  here as an asynchronous online training program.  We periodically offer a more synchronous version, delivered daily via email over 2 weeks.  Join the Career Champions program to be notified of the next Challenge.


Careers in Bloom- fun had by all

On May 14th, the Career Champions Admin team hosted the “Careers in Bloom” event to honor our recent Challenge finishers and announce our next challenge. We will host another event in the Fall, so stay tuned!

Want to join us …

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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Announcing the Fall 2024 Industry-Focused Career Fairs!

Please see below for the dates of our 2024 Industry-focused Career Fairs! Please encourage students you work with to attend. Students in all class years will find this experience valuable.

Part-time job fair- August 28th|11am-3pm|ETEC lobby

Business fair- September 10th …

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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First Destination Survey is live!

As you continue to mentor, guide, and support our newest alumni (class of 2024), please encourage them to take the first destination survey! This survey empowers student to share their post-graduation plans with the University.

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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Faculty Resources:  Helping students preparing for an interview.

Each month we will be highlighting one of the many career assignments and exercises you can incorporate in the classroom.  Today’s focus is on helping students prepare for interviews.  We have an online tool called Big Interview that allows students …

By Cathy Parker (She/Her)
Cathy Parker (She/Her) Associate Director of Career Education
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Announcing our next Career Champions Challenge!

The Career Champions Team is excited to announce our next synchronous challenge from August 5th-16th!

The synchronous challenge gives you daily email reminders to complete that days module.

Register here!

Can’t wait until August? You can do our asynchronous challenge …

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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Featured Resources

Career Readiness Competencies

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) came up with a list of eight Career Readiness Competencies that employers …

This infographic gives tangible advice for first-year students on how to create and optimize their resume (regardless of experience!)

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