Having Career Conversations with Students
In your role as a faculty or staff member at Georgetown, it is likely students will come to you with questions about majors, career paths, networking and mentorship, as well as internship and job opportunities.
5 Things to Know When Having Career Conversations with Students
- Encourage your students to meet with us. Students can come to the career center no matter where they are in their career development. Whether a student is trying to figure out what they want to do after graduation, or they have known what they wanted to do since preschool, or they’re somewhere in between, we can help. Feel free to refer them to us. We’re located across from the bookstore in the Leavey Center.
- Major ≄ career. When we look at the relationship between careers and majors, it becomes clear that a student’s major does not define what they do after graduation. Why? Because a major is just one aspect of a person’s career story. And because most liberal arts majors are not designed to be pre-professional. All Georgetown students have experiences and skills that could fit well in many different types of jobs. The key for every student is to identify the skills they have cultivated in their Georgetown career, then to communicate those skills in language that an employer will understand/will resonate with an employer .At the Cawley Career Education Center, we focus on helping students embrace a life-long career strategy that promotes meaningful work, experiential learning, and a sense of purpose that positions students for personal success and careers that serve the common good. This means we do not offer job placement services. However, we do work closely with students when they need help preparing for and submitting applications.
- A life-long process. At the Cawley Career Education Center, we help students embrace a life-long career strategy designed to help them find experiential learning opportunities, meaningful work, a sense of purpose, and personal success in careers that serve the common good. We do not offer job placement services. However, we do work closely with students when they need help preparing for and submitting applications.There are a few key resources that can be helpful when having career conversations with students. Take a look at the resources below
- Engaging with employers. Georgetown students get jobs, internships, and experiences in many ways. They can connect with employers through a variety of programs and events, including career fairs, employer information sessions, alumni career panels, symposiums, and employer visits. One way you can help your students is by talking to them about the importance of building relationships with professionals and professors in their chosen field.
- Resources. There are a few key resources that can be helpful when having career conversations with students. Take a look at the resources below
- What can a student do with their major?
- Post-Graduate Outcomes
- Handshake (where students can search for opportunities and make appointments with a career center staff member)
- Industry Guides
- Cawley Sponsored-Opportunities