Career Services

career services

Faculty Guide to Career Services

  • Career Services offers a variety of services that may benefit your students and advisees.
  • Class presentations about career-related topics are available for classes, seminars, and campus group meetings; call 796-3828 or email careers@viterbo.edu to arrange a presentation for one of your upcoming classes.
  • Questions or ideas to share?  Call 796-3828 or email careers@viterbo.edu
  • Check out the following information for ideas about when and how you can facilitate connections between a student and the Career Services office. 

Career Planning

  • Is a student considering a change of major but not sure what direction to go?
  • Is an Exploring student wondering if his or her education makes any sense without a career goal?
  • Is a student committed to a major field of study but not sure about a career path?  Or about how to develop a career path?  

  Encourage student to…  

  • Call 796-3828 to make an appointment with the career counselor.
  • Enroll in UNST 110, a career planning course for exploring majors.
  • Enroll in UNST 310, a career planning course for students who have declared a major but lack a career path.
  • Check Type Focus and the Strong Assessment out resources on the Career Services website.  

Internships  

  • Is a student considering a career path but needs more insight and knowledge to make a decision?
  • Does a student or advisee want to increase his or her marketability for employment?
  • Does a student need real-world experiential learning to demonstrate the ability to transfer classroom knowledge/skills to the workplace?
  • Does a student lack employment or volunteer work related to his or her field?

 

Encourage student to…  

  • Enroll in UNST 287, an internship for first and second-year students seeking to explore a career field.
  • Call 796-3829 to make an appointment with the Intern and Employer Relations Coordinator.
  • Check intern listings on CareerConnect.
  • Attend Workforce Job/Internship Fair for private college students, scheduled each February in Milwaukee (free bus ride).
  • Activate an internship account on CareerConnect and enroll in the departmental 487 course, an internship course for juniors and seniors.

Job Search  

  • Is a student planning to graduate and seek employment in the next six months?
  • Does the student need to increase awareness of resources to help with job search?
  • Does a student’s resume look “iffy” at best?
  • Does the student or advisee need help developing professional networks and contacts?
  • Does the student need help starting a LinkedIn account?
  • Is the student unsure of the role of career fairs in a professional job search?
  • Is the student unsure of what to expect in a professional interview?
  • Is the student a first generation college graduate without family experience, guidance, and support related to professional job search?

 

 

 

Encourage student to...

  • Participate in a resume workshop, scheduled in a class or at a campus site; have resume critiqued at scheduled campus resume review sessions. 
  • Call 796-3828 for an appointment to work on resume/cover letter or interview skills.
  • Utilize CareerConnect, Viterbo’s online job bank.
  • Attend special events, including Speed Mock Interviewing, campus presentations, the Workforce Career Fair, and other area career fairs.
  • Explore software on the Career Services website to practice interviewing; attend campus presentations and special events related to interviewing; scheduled a mock intervier with Career Services staff.
  • Enroll in UNST 410, a one-credit class focused on job search strategies and skills.
  • Network with alumni and community professionals in his or her field.
  • Start search and application process several months before graduation.