Informational Interviewing – Participating
in informational interviews is a great way to help UNK students without having
to be at UNK. An interview can be done
via phone, email, Skype, or in person.
Our hope for these interviews is that students will be able to gain
‘real-world’ knowledge on careers of interest, as well as have an opportunity
to ask a professional about his/her background and experience.
Shadowing - By
allowing a student the opportunity to spend time with you on the job, you give
him/her a view of the daily responsibilities of someone in your field. It creates a picture of how the knowledge
students gain in the classroom applies to the work they could do after
Career Professional Development Workshops
- Workshop participation could include serving on employer panels, presenting
as a guest lecturer for UNK classes or other professional development
opportunities on campus. These events prepare students for their transition
into the workforce while also providing employers contact with some of UNK’s
best and brightest.
Events – Networking events help students take
the next step in their professional development by making them more comfortable
interacting with people in a professional setting. An example of this type of event would be the
pre-career fair networking reception that takes place annually on the evening
before the Spring Career Fair.
Tours/Presentations for groups of students
– Company tours are a great way to introduce students to a professional work
environment and present to them about the positive aspects of working for your
organization. Employers are able to interact with the students in a way that
could be beneficial to both the student and the employer.
Career Mentoring - This option could
entail a number of things: informational interviewing, critiquing the students
resume, providing advice on conducting a job search, etc. We would work with you to develop a monthly
communication plan that could include emails, phone calls, skype or in-person
Field Experience - Participating
in an ongoing field experience is similar to job shadowing, but on a consistent
basis over an extended period of time.
For example, rather than simply shadowing you for one afternoon, a
student could shadow you for two hours per week over the course of a couple
months. Over time, the student might be
able to contribute, as opposed to just observing. Although this would be more of a commitment
than a one-time job shadowing experience, it would not be as much of a commitment
as an internship.