Helping Faculty Help Students

In addition to supporting students, the Center for Academic & Professional Performance is committed to supporting faculty. We offer a variety of tools to help faculty help students in their academic success and career development:

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Career Curriculum Resources

The staff in the Center for Academic & Professional Performance (CAPP) is pleased to work with faculty members to enhance career-related information into the classroom. View our collection of classroom presentations for available presentations. Additionally, we offer resources to assist you in integrating service learning into the curriculum.

Many of our presentations also are available for staff development purposes. In particular the Strengths Quest and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) are very useful in team development, organizational change, and enhancing communication. Contact Pam Folger, Director of Professional Performance in the CAPP,  if you are interested in a presentation for your office or department.

Self-discovery and career exploration

Values Sort - Personal values can make a big impact on when in comes to making decisions of both a personal and professional nature. This values sort activity provides the opportunity for students to consider and rank what values are most important to them.

Lifeline Assessment - This activity allows students to explore and reflect on significant events in their lives and make connections to their impacts of these events on their personal and professional development.

As Seen on TV - This activity can help to launch a fruitful discussion regarding how careers are portrayed on television versus real life. Examining television portrayals in comparison to the detailed occupation descriptions provided through O*Net Online, students can delve deeper into their own career exploration while thinking critically about the current media landscape. To use as an in class activity, contact our office for a PowerPoint presentation you can adapt and use this worksheet.

Networking and professionalism

LinkedIn Resources for Students - This link connects you to a variety of resources you can share with your students including information on how to build a great profile to using more advanced searching techniques.

What is Your Online Identity? - Have your students use this handout to assist in exploring and evaluating their current online identity.

JobSTART 101 - This interactive workbook has reproducible content that can be used by educators and videos that help provide insight into how students can build their brand, adopt professional behaviors, and more.

Career development plan

A career development plan can help students in career exploration and developing career goals.