The Career & Co-op Center values the opportunity to work with faculty and staff partners. We have options available that allow you to directly share career development information with students or you can invite us to meet with students.
Faculty are often viewed by students as trusted advisors in the career exploration and planning process. This gives you a unique opportunity to encourage students to engage in relevant career development activities, and, perhaps to even make these a required element in your courses.
There are many ways to embed career development in your classes and these can take as little as 5 minutes of class time:
- Invite an alumnus/a to visit (perhaps via Zoom) to give a brief overview of their work and allow for student questions (15+ minutes)
- Host an employer who talks about a topic such as how to stand out in the interview process or their company culture (15+ minutes)
- Have our career advising team deliver a presentation on a relevant topic (15 to 45 minutes depending on topic); submit a presentation request
- Utilize one or more of our ready-made career-related classroom assignments as an in-class activity or as a homework assignment (5+ minutes)
- When discussing assignments with your class, let students know what NACE Career Readiness Competency they will build through the assignment (5+ minutes)
- List NACE Career Readiness Competencies on your syllabi, in Blackboard or both (no class time)
- Collaborate with the career advising team to host a career panel during class that showcases alumni from a variety of career paths (45 minutes)
These are just a few ideas to get you started. We’d be happy to discuss ideas with you on how you can integrate career in your class. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in contact with you.
Our team annually delivers nearly 100 presentations by invitation from faculty, staff and student leaders. These presentations bring career development directly to students who might not yet be aware of our office or have not yet had a chance to meet with us individually. We value this opportunity to connect with students.
Interested in having us visit? Please submit a presentation request.
Due to high demand for class visits, individual career advising, and other events our office runs, we strongly encourage submitting requests at least two weeks prior to the preferred presentation date.
If you are contacted by an employer who has an interested in recruiting students, please email Jim McGonigle, assistant director for employer relations, at email@example.com. Jim will follow-up with the employer.
Interested in having an employer speak in class? Jim can also be of assistance in locating an appropriate employer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let Jim know about your interests.
As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center adheres to NACE’s ethical standards in recruiting and holds recruiting employers to ethical standards, as well. These guidelines for faculty outline ethical standards for faculty involvement in recruitment of college students.
We have a robust career fair schedule and would be thrilled to have you and your students attend the fairs. Our schedule for the year is as follows:
Fall 2023 Career Fairs
Careers in Business Fair – Thursday, September 28: 3:30 – 6 p.m.
Careers in STEM Fair – Thursday, October 12: 4 – 7 p.m.
Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair – Thursday, October 19: 3 – 6 p.m.
Careers in Healthcare Fair – Monday, November 6: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Careers in Human & Public Services – Tuesday, November 7: 1 – 4 p.m.
Spring 2024 Career Fairs
Co-op Connection – Wednesday, Feb. 28: 6 – 8 p.m.
Spring Career Fair – Thursday, March 21: 4 – 7 p.m.
Careers in Criminal Justice & Security – Thursday, April 4: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
We welcome the opportunity to visit faculty and staff meetings so that you can learn more about the services and resources we offer to UML students. These meetings also give us the chance to better understand the career development needs of students with whom you work. To arrange a meeting time, please contact Kerry Willard Bray, director of career services, at 978-934-6085 or by email: email@example.com.
Please be sure to reach out to us if we can be of assistance.