Faculty Resources

Career Development Information for Faculty and Campus Partners

Career Development, part of the Center for Student Experience and Career Development, provides FSU (Framingham State University) students and alumni with resources to support their career readiness, as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness guidelines.

Career development is a lifelong process that we encourage students to begin exploring as soon as possible and continue to build upon throughout their time at FSU. We are happy to work with you on classroom presentations, career-related assignments, and career development events to support your classroom learning outcomes, while sharing our experience and expertise across multiple industries to foster career success for FSU students and alumni.

Career Development can visit your classroom or club/group meeting to provide career development presentations on topics such as:

  • Creating a Resume
  • How to Write an Effective Cover Letter
  • Interview Preparation
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Introduction to LinkedIn
  • Introduction to Handshake
  • Internship/Job Search
  • The Washington Center for Academic Internships Presentation
  • How to Network
  • Other

Please request a classroom presentation using the (updated) presentation request form.

If you are unable to fit an in-person Career Development presentation into your classroom syllabus, we have also created a set of on-demand presentations on our career development topics. 

Please also consider incorporating a career assignment to your classroom, such as resume creation, scheduling an appointment with a career counselor or required attendance at an event hosted by Career Development. We have many resources that you can use to support these efforts. Please contact our office at careerdevelopment@framingham.edu for more information on incorporating career assignments into your curriculum.

Please encourage your students to attend our events or incorporate attendance into your syllabus. Faculty and Staff are invited to attend and connect with employers at these events.

We would also be happy to work together to plan a career-focused event in collaboration with your department. Examples of prior events include STEM networking night, government career panel, and employer site visits.

If you would like a list of events for the semester, or to work together on a career event, please email careerdevelopment@framingham.edu.

Handshake is the leading college-to-career job board and is the best place to share work opportunities with the FSU community. FSU students and alumni can use their free Handshake account to find relevant roles, connect with employers and find career development resources and events.

Faculty and staff can also access Handshake. Signing up on Handshake will allow you to receive updates from Career Development and gain a better understanding of the platform. To learn more about Handshake, check out this short presentation for faculty and staff.

Please email careerdevelopment@framingham.edu to let us know if you come across great opportunities for us to share with students. On-campus employers can post work study and student positions on Handshake

Career Development can help with:

  • Individual career counseling appointments on topics such as career exploration, resume reviews, internship, job, and work study search, cover letters and interview prep. Students can schedule a 1 on 1 appointment through Starfish.
  • Drop-in career counseling hours
  • On-campus recruiting events, such as job fairs, workshops, and panels
  • Career interest assessments using the Strong Interest Inventory
  • Suitable Solutions Professionalism Program which offers students the chance to earn a $100 gift card to develop their professional wardrobe
  • In-classroom and student group presentations
  • Printed copies of our resource guides are available on Handshake and in our office
  • Handshake platform, the nation's #1 college-to-career job board. Handshake is the best place to share work opportunities with the FSU community.
  • SUII (State University Internship Incentive) Funding Program
  • Project OnRamp
  • The Washington Center- Academic Internship Program

One-Page Career Development Guides
Cover Letters
Job and Internship Search
Elevator Pitch
Informational Interviewing
Graduate School

Faculty, please consider adding Career Development as a campus resource to your syllabus using this sample text.

We appreciate your time in collaborating with our office and sharing information on our events and services to your students. If you are interested in learning more about our services or if you would like training in how to learn more about what we do, please email careerdevelopment@framingham.edu.