Faculty and Staff Involvement
Students often turn to faculty and staff as they explore and build their careers. As a Boise State faculty or staff member, you support high-impact career experiences – such as internship coordination, graduate school application help, research participation, on-campus jobs, class projects, and more.
We appreciate your support and recognize the vital role you play in integrating and promoting career readiness. Use this resource page to navigate opportunities for you and your students to engage with COBE Career Services.
Reasons to Refer a Student
Throughout the academic year, we see a high volume of students who have been referred to us by a faculty or staff member. We value these referrals and know that you are always on the lookout for when to refer. Here are some reasons you might refer a student to COBE Career Services.
- Exploration of careers within COBE majors and possible graduate programs
- Search for jobs/internships/experiential learning opportunities
- Career networking or mentoring
- Development of online professional presence through LinkedIn and other social media sites
- Resume and cover letter review
- Interview practice
Ways to Collaborate
Below are popular ways that faculty and staff have collaborated with our office in the past.
During the first few weeks of each semester, we enjoy visiting COBE classes to talk about Career Services. During these visits we invite students to participate in our events throughout the semester. We know that in-class time is valuable, so we keep our pitch to less than 3 minutes. Watch for an email request to drop into your class(es) early in the semester. Give us permission to visit by responding with a time/date that works best.
Our staff is available to present in your classes on current professional development topics. Topics include resumes, cover letters, interviewing, LinkedIn, networking, etc. All presentations align with NACE career readiness competencies. If you are interested in scheduling a classroom presentation, please complete the form below.
Classroom Panel Discussions
Every semester we invite employers onto campus to participate in panel discussions (typically 2 – 4 professionals per panel). This is an excellent, interactive learning opportunity for our students. Plus, we take care of all the logistics! If you would like to host an in-class panel, please register below at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Does your curriculum lend itself to a career development assignment? Would you like help implementing that assignment? If yes, we are here for you. Contact us prior to the start of the semester to plan the logistics of your assignment and share with us any requirements or rubrics you have developed. Below are different examples of shared assignments.
Resume + Cover Letter Review
Our staff regularly facilitates resume and cover letter reviews. Students can make an appointment with our office and we will provide feedback on their resume and/or cover letter. Each student will receive appointment verification, typically a signed or stamped business card.
Our staff can coach students through mock interview assignments. Learn about our mock interview process and be sure to encourage your students to complete their interviews before the final week of classes. We will help tailor your mock interview assignment to meet the needs of your class.
Extra Credit Verification
Want to offer your students extra credit? Have them attend a Career Services Workshop or Event. We will track and confirm attendance if you provide us with a roster prior to the workshop or event. Email your roster(s) to email@example.com and specify which events and workshops count as extra credit for your class.
Career Treks and Other Events
Join us at an event, or take a field trip to one of the employers with whom we partner. We always welcome faculty and staff at our events and love volunteer help, if you feel so inclined. Check out our events to learn more.
Need a quiet, professional space to hold a video conference or phone call? You and your colleagues are welcome to schedule time in our Skype Room. Faculty and staff frequently use the Skype Room for hiring committees, virtual office hours, personnel meets, webinars, and more.
Additional Campus Resources
- Student Employment Guidelines
- Handshake for Faculty and Staff
- Internship Application Login
- Student Organization Advisor Handbook
- Employee Development
- Center for Teaching and Learning
Faculty and Staff Takeaways
For more personalized faculty and staff support, please contact our career coordinator, Brandon Armstrong, by calling (208) 426-3854 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.