How to Collaborate with the Career Services Center

The Role of Faculty & Staff in Student Career Development

As faculty and staff, you have a powerful impact on the career paths of your students. We recognize and appreciate the unique relationship you have developed with your students and welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with you to meet their career development needs.  Here are a few ways that the Career Services Center can support your efforts and also engage you in ours:

How the Career Services Center can help

  • Career Services advisors can deliver outreach workshops at your departmental, college or area programs on a wide range of career and professional school preparation topics. Request a Speaker to learn more about topics available.
  • At a faculty member's request, a Career Services advisor can present to a class or senior seminar. Advisors speak with students about career issues related to their studies or offer targeted programs on career options for their major/discipline. Contact Roxanne Farkas for details.
  • The Career Services Center provides meeting space. If your department or program is looking for well-appointed meeting space, we have two rooms available. Our Horizon Room (seats up to 80, lecture style) and Round Conference Room (seats up to 25, conference style) which are both equipped with up-to-date media equipment. Additionally, a Career Services staff member can provide a brief presentation at the beginning of your meeting describing how UC San Diego career services works collaboratively throughout campus. Please contact Guest Services at (858) 534-3750 for more information.

How you can help

  • Speak at a Career Services Center panel or networking event. We sponsor a variety of events each year including career panels, targeted industry networking nights, and academic career conferences that could benefit from faculty and staff participation. 
  • Identify alumni who may want to participate in career panels/events. Students love to hear from and interact with successful alumni in their fields of interest. Please refer any alumni from your program who you think would be good speakers for career-related events, and we'll follow up with them. 
  • Meet with employers interested in hiring your students. Employers periodically express interest in engaging key faculty from a variety of academic departments. Let us know if you'd be interested in such employer interactions and we will make the connection happen. 
  • Encourage your students to use the Career Services Center. Many students seek out their faculty for career guidance. Please encourage them to take advantage of the wide range of resources and programs we offer.
  • Talk to interested students in your field about professional school options they might pursue. Help students identify schools and programs where they can further their studies.  Support graduate and professional school candidates with strong letters of recommendation

Resources for Academic Advisors

  • Find tools to help students select a major and see possible career options for those majors on our Choose A Major webpage.
  • Refer students interested in professional or graduate school to the Career Services Center for in depth preparation and application guidance, resources, workshops and tools.