Career Competencies in the Classroom

To be competitive in today’s job market, Emporia State University students must obtain both knowledge and competence in their field of study as well as professional skills, or “career competencies”.  Career Services is committed to helping students build those career competencies that are highly valued by employers. 

We would love to partner with you to embed career competencies into your courses.  There are two ways to partner our services with your curriculum

1. Classroom Presentations
Career Services professional staff can tailor a career presentation based on your needs. 
To view a list of presentation options, click HERE
To request a classroom presentation, click HERE.

2. Course Assignments
Many ESU faculty create a course assignment that requires students to utilize the services in Career Services.  You may want to require your students to complete individual appointments with our staff members.  Examples of course assignments include career counseling, testing, mock interviews, cover letter reviews and resume reviews.  We would be glad to partner with you on this project.  To coordinate the details of your course assignment, please click HERE and complete all required fields.  

Faculty Guide to Employer Outreach and Student Referrals

Faculty are important partners in building employer relationships and sharing opportunities with students.  It is important that all ESU faculty and staff follow ethical and legal guidelines when working directly with employers and sharing opportunities with students. 

Here are two important guidelines to follow:

  • When you receive announcements about internships and employment opportunities, it is important to share the information with Career Services.  Simply email the information to Career Services at career@emporia.edu.  A Career Services staff member will contact the employer and assist them with posting that position in Handshake, providing equal access to all ESU students.
  • When sharing opportunities with your students, it is important you share the same information with all of your students, as handpicking students or referring your “top” students to an employer is illegal.  Once a position is posted in Handshake, you can promote it to students.

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) provides clear guidance on these issues in the “Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Employment” document.  Please take time to review the guidelines for working with employers and sharing opportunities with all  students.

Career Services is excited to partner with HANDSHAKE as our online career management platform. Students use HANDSHAKE to:
*Request and Schedule appointments with Career Services
*Connect and research employers, jobs and internships
*Submit applications for employment opportunities
*View ESU Career Fairs & Events
*Sign up for On-campus Interviews & Practice Interviews
*View sample resumes, cover letters and other Career Services resources

Students and alumni can click HERE to view Student/Alumni FAQs about Handshake.  When working with students, please refer them to the STUDENT LOGIN icon on the right side of our webpages. 

Part-Time On-campus Job Postings:

Beginning July, 2019, all part-time on-campus jobs will be posted in Handshake.  This allows students to use one system, Handshake, to search for all employment opportunities:  part-time, internships and full-time jobs. To post an on-campus part-time job for your department, you will need to create your ESU Handshake account, then you will post the job within Handshake.  To view screen shots of creating your account, click HERE.  To view screen shots of posting a part-time on-campus job, click Here or if you would just like a detailed list of steps to post your position, click HERE.

*If you need assistance with starting the process, please contact Career Services at 341-5407.

Career Fairs and On-campus Recruiting:

Career Services hosts professional recruiting events each semester focused on connecting students with internships and employment. To view the list of upcoming career events, click on our EVENTS tab.

Internship and Full-Time Job Postings:

Employers post internships and full-time jobs in Handshake.  This system allows students to view opportunities, upload resumes, view employers registered for career fairs, and sign up for on-campus interviews.

Internship Program:

Emporia State University strongly believes in and promotes high impact learning for students.  One of these high impact learning initiatives focuses on student internships.  Internships can be managed through academic departments as well as Career Services.  For departments that offer and manage their own internship program, students will work directly with department faculty.  For departments that don’t offer their own internship program, please direct students to schedule an appointment with Joel Ewy in Career Services for more information on completing an internship.  Students can contact Career Services at 620-341-5407 or career@emporia.edu, or contact Joel directly at jewy@emporia.edu

***All ON-CAMPUS students positions post through Human Resources

Guidelines for Providing References

What a faculty member can say or write (NACE)

Tips for Providing References

Sample Faculty Reference Letter (NACE)