Engage with CALS Students
The role of the CALS Career Center is to offer broad support to all students in CALS in preparation for post-degree careers. The Center’s focus is to help students refine personal narratives and identify career paths that align with individual interests and needs. The resources available support students in developing the CALS Career Competencies and entrepreneurial mindset encompassing the transferable skills that allow CALS graduates to lead and innovate in any sector or industry.What is the entrepreneurial mindset? According to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, “an entrepreneurial mindset is a set of skills that enable people to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings.” The CALS faculty recognize the importance in preparing all students to be able to lead and innovate in the jobs of the future and strive to integrate to the entrepreneurial mindset into all courses. What are the CALS Competencies? The CALS Competencies are the specific skills embodied in the entrepreneurial mindset that students can expect to develop throughout the CALS curriculum and extracurricular experiences. Students are encouraged to utilize the competency development plan to reflect on the skills, the ways in which the skills have been developed, and which skills need to be more fully developed. The CALS Career Center offers several opportunities for an organization to connect and develop relationships with CALS students. We work directly with your organization to determine your goals and create an engagement strategy that supports your vision and the career development of CALS students. Coffee Chats – Friday morning virtual sessions each week. These are meant to be informal opportunities for students to connect with employers to learn more about company culture, transition to career, skills for entry level jobs, and other topics based on student questions. Virtual Skills Workshops – Showcase what your organization does well and help students develop their transferable skills. Connect directly with students and highlight best practices, unique training and development, or host mock interviews or resume reviews to give feedback directly to students. Student Organizations – CALS is home to over 40 student organizations. The CALS Career Center can help connect you to these interest-specific groups and help support your engagement with them. Faculty Career Champions – New program to launch in January 2022. We hope to connect faculty from across the College with industry to share insights, strategize, and collaborate to best prepare CALS students for their careers. Unique Engagement Opportunities – Does your organization offer something that works well on another campus? We are open to any and all opportunities that will be bring value to CALS students and offer them unique opportunities for skill and career development. Want to learn more and discuss your engagement strategy for CALS students? Complete the form below and CALS Career Center staff, will reach out to begin planning your engagement strategy today. We look forward to supporting your vision and collaborating to support the career development of all CALS students.