Career Services Resources for Faculty/Staff

Located in THE SPACE behind Room 222 of the Student Success Center
Phone: 608-785-9440
Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Virtual evening hours available by request
Appointments Preferred
For a Zoom or phone appointment please click here.
For a face-to-face appointment in the SPACE (Student Success Center, Room 222), email us at: OR call 608-785-9440.

Career Services Supports Western Faculty and Staff in a Variety of Ways:

  • Presentations: See our list of presentations (PDF), we can customize to the needs of your class.
  • In-Class Assignments: Career Services can support you in your resume, cover letter, and interview assignment. Some instructors choose to require that students request a service from us, others leave it up to the student. It depends on an instructor’s expertise in the area of resume preparation. Feel free to use our Career Readiness Handbook (link below) to familiarize yourself with what an effective resume looks like and the skills it takes to create one. Copy and paste this link for your students as well!

    What we need from you in order to assist you with an assignment (in cases where you are going to require the student(s) to see us):

    • Contact us at Provide the approximate # of students, the date you will give the assignment, the due date for the assignment.
    • Provide students with a copy and paste of the above bolded information that includes links for how to make an appointment with us, as well as the link to our Career Readiness Handbook as a resource for them to help them do the assignment.

    Students can request an email review of their resume at any time by using this email address:

  • Grading Rubrics: Cover Letter Rubric (PDF); Resume Rubric (PDF); Mock Interview Rubric (PDF)
  • Career Services Web Page: Full of job-seeking resources –
  • Career Readiness Handbook: – Interactive PDF | Accessible PDF
  • Handshake: A job search platform for Western students –
    • Note: Employers are required to post open positions on Handshake before instructors can share the opportunity with students. Feel free to send employers to Career Services for help in creating a Handshake account and posting jobs. We use the following language in our communications with Employers:
      “Posting in Handshake ensures that job openings are fairly advertised for all qualified students and graduates in accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. Once you have your positions posted on Handshake, we are happy to pass them on to the appropriate program instructors to advertise to students directly in class.”
  • Workforce Resources: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Labor Market Information Resources and links

Career Exploration Resources

NACE Resources – National Association of Colleges and Employers

Labor Market Information

Networking Websites

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