Supporting Career Development in Your Class

Faculty and staff are engaging in career support in many creative ways including, but not limited to, requiring attendance at Career Center workshops or having students review their peer's resume. Moreover, faculty and staff are incorporating active learning through course design. Click or tap the resources below to explore opportunities to promote active learning activities pertaining to career development. You may also download a PDF version of our Faculty Guide to Career Services here.

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To assist with the integration of career development within the classroom, the UGA Career Center provides modules that UGA faculty and instructors can request for eLC courses. Each module presents online resources, informational videos, and potential action items in a self-paced format that does not interfere with existing course materials. Additionally, our Career Guides are essential tools for career support that may be used to supplement learning.

More about our eLC Modules

Many instructors, student groups, or leaders designing training incorporate activities that encourage students to begin drafting professional documents. Below is an example of an activity that faculty and staff can use with students. If you would like to consult on other activities that can be incorporated for your class or student group, reach out to Megan Brock (

Example: Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing Activity

  • Description: The activity guides students through creating the first draft or their resume/curriculum vitae and provides a rubric for evaluating one's resume.
  • Objective: Students will be able to create a resume and/or curriculum vitae.

Resume Writing Activity Example

Interviewing can be an intimidating for students. Moreover, planning mock interview activities or coordinating mock interview events to help prepare students can be complicated. However, faculty, staff, and students have access to "Big Interview", a platform that helps cultivated interview skills. Instructors or coordinators or programs can (a) reach out to a career consultant to create an assignment in this platform or (b) use a template like the one below to release students to use the platform for their individual career planning needs.

A Mock Interview Assignment with Big Interview

Many faculty and staff members contribute to preparing students for success beyond the Arch by requiring attendance at Career Center programming. For example, the Arch Ready program offers 40+ presentations and workshops each semester for undergraduate and graduate students. Topics range from exploring majors to preparing to building relationships with employers. Programs are offered virtually and in-person. These are interactive programs that equip students with skills and knowledge to make informed career decisions.

Students are encouraged to track their progress towards completing this Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate. After completion, students can celebrate completion of this distinction by sharing with faculty or adding to their resumes.

When incorporating activities, don't forget to communicate specific transferable competencies students gain from your hard work. Transparency in learning in and teaching, or TILT*, does not just apply to framing assignments or activities for students. Consider explicitly connecting your course activities and assignments to career readiness by articulating transferable, workforce skills that students develop as they progress in your course.

The Coursework to WorkForce Connection

Faculty/Staff Guide to Career Services Homepage