Career Center Connect
From Education to Employment
Preparing Santa Clara University Students for the Workplace
As a University in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is at the center of schismatic changes in the education-to-employment landscape. Government, employers, students, parents, and alumni are increasingly demanding a return on investment in the form of students’ career preparation. This short slideshow introduces the history of career preparation at SCU, the pressures and disruptions facing higher ed today and what the Career Center is doing about it.
Advising Your Students on Green Careers
Wednesday, October 16, 3:30-5:00, Parlor A, Benson
About the Presenter: Green career expert, Carol McClelland, PhD, is author of the award-winning book, Green Careers For Dummies and Executive Director of Green Career Central. 60 minute presentation for faculty and staff followed by Q&A.
- Learn about emerging career trends in the green economy
- Discover the factors that shape the movement to greener, more sustainable solutions
- Understand what a green job is and what it is not
- Determine which industries are most likely to have green jobs
- Discover four strategies to help your students identify their green career
Site visit to Google for Arts & Sciences Faculty
Google is one of the top 3 employers of SCU Alumni, many of whom are our Arts & Sciences graduates. Explore what makes Google innovative and a unique place to work, find out what Google looks for in Arts & Science graduates, learn about their social responsibility initiatives, and take away information about internship and career opportunities to assist you with advising students. Space is limited. Monday, November 25, 11-3:30 (Includes lunch with alumni and recruiters at Google). If interested in attending please contact Elizabeth Krishnan, Associate Director.
Due to popular demand, our 4-week Career Preparation Boot Camps are back this fall. Open to all majors and years, students walk away from the program with industry insights, contacts, and a strategy to find their next internship or job. This fall we are offering a Healthcare and a Start-up Boot Camp with site visits to Kaiser Permanente and Guidebook to learn about the organizations and recruitment opportunities. If you are interested in joining students on one of these site visits please contact Elizabeth Krishnan, Associate Director. Space is limited!
Support for faculty integrating vocation discernment in the classroom
Join Career Center staff over a lunch forum to share and discuss the resources available to support your students’ vocation discernment. Open to all faculty teaching in the Vocation Pathway and others who are integrating discernment in the classroom. Lunch will be provided. RSVP for one of the following dates: Friday, October 4 or Thursday, October 10 (11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Jennifer Ferrari, Assistant Director.
The Career Center Launches Internship Study!
As part of a university-wide initiative this Fall, the Career Center in collaboration with Intern Bridge*, is conducting an online survey to collect critical data about our students’ internship and co-op experiences. This survey information is the basis for our work to support experiential learning, informing us of students’ needs as they prepare for the workplace, and in shaping program delivery and partnerships with the employment marketplace. Please keep an eye out for an email from us with the online survey. We greatly appreciate your support by forwarding this email to your student populations! Our goal is to capture data from all undergraduates across all academic disciplines.
*About our survey partner: Intern Bridge is the nation's premier college recruiting consulting and research firm. In partnership with 150 universities nation-wide, Intern Bridge surveys over 25,000 students annually to capture trends around internship and recruiting experiences.
Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, October 2, 4-7 p.m., Malley Center
Over 120 employers in corporate, non-profit, and government will be recruiting for full-time jobs and internships. We invite you to attend and talk with employers to learn about the opportunities for your students.