Faculty and Staff
There are many opportunities for Lasell College faculty and the Office of Career Services to work together and build collaborative relationships that will benefit all Lasell students, graduate and undergraduate. Career counselors are delighted to meet with faculty members in your department to discuss our services.
Like you, we want Lasell students and alumni to be successful. Our role is to inform and advise students about career development and their eventual transition from college into the world of work, and presenting them opportunities to meet with employers. Below are services we offer you to assist students in their career development.
To support your efforts, feel free to refer students to contact us for up-to-date information around career-related topics. We help students explore major options and develop action steps based on their interests, skills, values, and preferences. During their academic careers, students use Career Services to develop essential job-search skills. We help students access the resources for job outlook, salary, employment and hiring trend information.
We will bring the information to your class. We specialize in customized and standard presentations to classes and student organizations about a host of career-related topics such as resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills, and “What Can I Do with This Degree?" We can also arrange presentations by professionals (many of them alumni), who can relate their experiences and how their major has helped them in their careers.
Mock Interview Class Assignment Option
Assignments are always a great way to get students to engage in the career development process. The most neglected part of the job search is also the most important: the interview. The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice. Career Services is offering mock interviews to help students gain experience in the practice of answering questions similar to the traditional and behavioral ones asked during an actual interview.
Career & Self-Assessment Tools
What are my interests? Is my personality a good “fit” for a certain career? Will understanding my core values help me with choosing an academic major or career choice? Career assessments are one tool that can help answer these kinds of questions. Experienced career counselors will help your students interpret their results. We offer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Strong Interest Inventory, Values Exercise, and Skills Card Sort.
We have a variety of career-related handouts available online and in our office for you and your students. Anything from learning about what to include on a resume, how to write a cover letter, how to prepare for an interview, what to include in a personal statement for graduate school, and much more! Please encourage your students to learn more about the career development process and the information available to them through our handouts.
Career Fairs, Seminars, & Other Events
Be sure to mark your calendar and attend the Spring 2015 Career Fair on April 8th, from 1-4 p.m., and find out which employers want to hire Lasell students and alumni. Career fairs provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet with representatives and establish a network of contacts from companies and industries that you can connect with your students. Oftentimes, Faculty and staff will encourage their students to attend the career fair and sometimes offer extra credit as an incentive.