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Career Center Practicum Opportunities

The Career Center hosts practicum students from a graduate level program (typically counseling and student development). Two options of practicum experiences are available to qualified students. 

Practicum Experience Option 1

Past experiences have included the opportunity to:

  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students for resume development and cover letters
  • Shadow Career Center advisors
  • Perform drop-in interdisciplinary one-on-one advising
  • Learn about Career Center operations and staff roles
  • Participate on the Career Center advising team
  • Develop and implement programs
  • Assist at Career Center events
  • Complete projects based on practicum student interests and office needs

Practicum Experience Option 2:

Past experiences have included the opportunity to:

  • Initiate career assessments in one-on-one advising sessions
  • Co-teach EDCEP 120 (a one credit-hour career planning class)
  • Attend in-depth training for advising and career assessments
  • Learn about Career Center roles and programs
  • Complete projects specific to practicum student and center-wide needs/interests

Requirements

  • Available for some drop-in daytimes from noon - 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
  • Adhere to an agreed upon schedule with some flexibility.
  • Interest in pursuing career opportunities in career services or related field.

How to Apply

If you are interested in pursuing a practicum at Career Center, please follow the link to the Practicum Inquiry Survey.

Testimonials from Previous Practicum Students

“Career and Employment Services was the ideal place to complete my practicum. I was able to gain hands-on experience working with students through advising appointments and presentations, learn about the general operations of the office through staff interactions, and had the chance to develop special projects based on my personal interests. The staff was welcoming and friendly making me instantly feel a part of the team! I would highly recommend this site to anyone who wants to make the most of their practicum experience in a fun, informative, and engaging environment!”

S. Hyland, Fall 2014

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"Being a practicum student for Career and Employment Services (CES) was a great opportunity for me both personally and professionally. Throughout my practicum experience I was personally able to connect with other professionals within the office, learn about their career paths, and experience what their style looks like in advising students. There were so many professional opportunities for me to experience as well within the office. I was able to advise undergraduate and graduate students, helping out with setting up their “My CES Account”, cover letter and resume critiques, and assisting with mock interviews. The CES staff also wanted me to make this experience unique to me and my interests, which allowed me to help with other unique opportunities such as presenting information about what CES had to offer to student groups, special career focused programs directed towards student athletes, and helping with career fairs. I was able to lead an individual project in which I looked closely at the CES website compared to other top universities' career services websites and make recommendations and area of improvements for CES’s own website. There were so many opportunities while working with a flexible staff that I was able to complete my practicum hours early in the semester and kept seeking out new experiences!"

P. Neuman, Spring 2014

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"While serving as a practicum student I was given a variety of experiences that included participation in Career Closet, Late Night Resume Madness, and Dining Etiquette programs; preparing resource documents; facilitating presentations on resume basics, CES services, and internship searching; and providing students with resume critique and advisement during Walk in Wednesdays. I sincerely enjoyed my time at CES and found it tremendously helpful in preparing me to facilitate advising appointments and expanding my knowledge of career exploration."

A. Tennant, Fall 2012