Career services professionals are not the only members of the Cal community to assist students with their career development needs. Many UC Berkeley faculty and staff members go above and beyond their call of duty to help students in all facets of development.
We know that faculty and staff play a key role in student’s success during and after college, and that they often reach out to discuss career goals with you. We have provided this information to help you guide students to resources on campus.
As faculty and staff you may have students that are struggling to define their career goals for post-college, a career services coach or advisor can help a student clarify those goals and put together a plan. If you have a student who is looking for career advice, please direct them to the career coaching team. You can also refer employers who are interested in recruiting for jobs and internships to Recruit@Cal as well as refer students who are candidates for such positions.
We invite faculty and staff to join us in helping students develop the skills, insights and professionalism needed to navigate the process of career decision making, job and internship searching, and applying to further education.
Assisting Students in the Hiring Process
In many instances, students can benefit from the involvement of faculty and staff in their job search. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) offers assistance on writing reference letters as well as understanding FERPA guidelines.
A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring
Staff members in career services, admissions, development, alumni relations, and you, the faculty, have a direct investment in their achievement. The role you play in the employment process complements the role played by career services. Occasionally, however, helping students in their job search can result in unanticipated illegal or unethical actions. NACE has a more in-depth guide about this here.