At VCSU, faculty and staff play an integral role in connecting students to various activities that aid in their career development. Connections with students vary and we want to make sure all of them become career-ready by the time they become alumni. We encourage students to be proactive in their career search and development including internships, networking opportunities, and part-time employment. Please use this page to connect students to resources that help our Vikings be the sought-after graduates in the region.
If you would like to hire a VCSU student to work in your department, please contact Career Services to request student applications in order to begin conducting interviews. When you have selected a student to hire, please complete the Hire A VCSU Student form on the left.
Career Services also sponsors the Student Employee of the Month Award for students who are exceptional in their role. Nominations are encouraged and can be submitted to Kari Bodine.
Need to be gone? Don't cancel class! Use "Professor for a Day!" Career Services enjoys the opportunity to meet with all students in any academic area about various career topics. Presentations can also be customized to a specific class or current issues in the career field.
If you have students seeking services, we encourage you to send them our way! We encourage students to seek services including career exploration, on-campus employment, internships, job shadows, mock interviews, job search assistance, graduate school preparation, and more... Career Services is located in the CAVE, Vangstad 020.
Internships provide hands-on learning within a student's career field that cannot be taught through lecture. Discuss the benefits of an internship within your classes, one-on-one conversations with students, and advising appointments. To apply, direct students to the Internship Opportunities page on the left.
If you would like to host an intern in your department, please complete the Employer Internship Opportunities link on the left or email a position description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff and Faculty are also encouraged to attend the annual VCSU/UJ Career Fair, as well as encouraging students to attend. The fair exposes students to professional networks, career opportunities, and internships available in the region. In addition, faculty and staff are able to network with employers to build a standing relationship that may continue for many years. Contact Career Services if you or your students would like to request that a specific employer attend the fair.
Be sure to attend the VCSU/UJ Career Fair on February 12th, 2019 in the Student Center!