Collaborate with the Career Education Office
At Earlham, career education is much more than just helping students find jobs; it's about helping students grow and develop their life's work in meaningful ways. The Career Education Office can help faculty find creative and engaging ways to integrate career education into the classroom experience. Our Career Coaches can:
- Visit classrooms for presentations on career-related topics.
- Facilitate workshops on resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and more.
- Help organize career-related events for students in your department.
- Connect your students to alumni in their fields.
By combining the expertise you have in your field with the career knowledge and skills of our staff, we can provide students with meaningful opportunities to learn and engage in career education.
Request a Program or Presentation
If you have an idea for a career-related program or would like to bring a Career Coach to your classroom, please fill out this form to request a program. A Career Coach will then contact you to plan and confirm your workshop.
Handouts and Worksheets
Our Integrated Learning Guide can help guide students in their educational and career growth while at Earlham. It provides detailed information about how students can build a foundation for their own unique 10-year mindset, whether they are in their first or last year of college. Provide this handout to students to help them consider:
- How their co-curricular activities integrate with their academics.
- When they should start planning for graduate school and careers.
- How to leverage internships, service, and other experiences to further their vocational aspirations.
Our Career and Lifestyle Goals Worksheet can help students begin to think holistically about their career development as it relates to other areas of their life. Use this worksheet to spark discussion about:
- How our occupation may or may not connect to other areas of our lives.
- How and why we prioritize different aspects of our lives.
- How we identify and understand our values and interests.
The LinkedIn Scavenger Hunt is recommended for students in the second year or above. It can help start a classroom conversation about:
- How to communicate professionally through digital platforms.
- How to navigate LinkedIn and use it as a tool for meaningful connection.
- The value of creating and maintaining a professional online presence.
- The value of being “good online citizens” who contribute to scholarly and professional discussions in their fields of interest.
These resources can help faculty integrate career education into the classroom and provide useful information to students.
Handshake is Earlham's online job posting and application system. Students can upload resumes and cover letters, create a profile, and apply for a variety of opportunities, including student employment and work-study, Earlham internships, and jobs and internships posted by outside organizations. Supervisors looking to post jobs for on-campus employment should log in at app.joinhandshake.com.
Looking for ways to engage your class in the community? Explore the profiles of local nonprofit agencies and their needs by logging into Earlham Engage. Community-based projects can be a great way for students to gain hands-on experience and develop a sense of place.
Our Resource Toolbox provides links to online resources that can help students with career planning, graduate school applications, and job/internship searches. Some resources require a password or access code; our office can provide you with this information.
Our office uses Pinterest to keep track of helpful websites, resources, and opportunities that students and faculty may find helpful. You can find us at www.pinterest.com/EarlhamCareers. If you come across websites or online resources that you would like us to share with other students and faculty through Pinterest, please let us know.
Help your students explore possible career paths with this resource.
Career advising isn't limited to the Center for Career and Community Engagement--at Earlham, it can happen anywhere. Faculty who are engaging in career-related conversations with students may find the below resources helpful.
Oftentimes, asking a positive, open-ended question can help a student see their future in a whole new light. Here are a few to try:
- What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
- What kinds of activities make you lose track of time?
- When have you been at your best?
- What can you do today to start working towards your goal?
Students sometimes need help identifying the gaps between where they are and where they want to be. Having them work on a SWOT analysis can help them align their expectations with reality, understand their strengths, and identify opportunities for growth.
To make a quick SWOT analysis, divide a sheet of paper into four quadrants labeled "Strengths," "Weaknesses," "Opportunities," and "Threats." The student will then jot down ideas in each category. Strengths and Weaknesses are internal factors the student has some control over, while Opportunities and Threats are external factors that the student may have less control over.