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Faculty and Staff

Excellence in Career Development

The Excellence in Career Development Award recognizes and celebrates faculty who work hard to contribute to the career development of Miami Students.

Faculty and staff are vital members of Miami’s Career Community and are encouraged to assist students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to formulate and conduct a successful career plan. Each academic division has a Career Services liaison to advise students. Each maintains office hours and can serve as a career resource in the classroom. We invite you to learn more about our services, programs, resources, publications, and look forward to partnering with you to meet the career needs of our students.

What Employers Are Looking For

According to the results of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers are looking to hire candidates with outstanding communication skills who are team players. Students must be able to communicate the value of their degrees to employers.

Other desirable skills include:

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems

  • Ability to obtain and process information from a variety of sources

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

  • Ability to analyze quantitative data

  • Ability to sell or influence others

How Can I Help Support Student Career Development?

  • Encourage students to visit Career Services as early as their first year

  • Invite a Career Services liaison to your classroom to discuss customized career topics

  • Internship, internship, internship! Start talking to students about the power of finding an internship—Career Services can help

  • Add Career Services industry-specific resources to your Niihka site

Refer your students to Career Services for:

  • Individual Career Counseling

  • Major Exploration Assistance

  • Career Assessment & Interpretation

  • Resumé & Cover Letter Review

  • Interview Practice & Networking Tips

  • Job & Internship Search Advice

  • Job & Internship Search Resources By Industry And Major

  • Career & Industry Information

  • Graduate School Resources

  • Job Search Preparation Workshops

  • On-Campus Recruiting Activities

  • Career & Internship Fairs

  • Detailed Action Plans For Success

  • LinkedIn & Social Media Training

  • Connecting With MU Alumni Mentors

Connect with Career Services

Career Services provides a variety of online resources to help guide students in their professional development that you can incorporate into your curricular and advising efforts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to have a Career Services staff member visit your class to speak on career and employment-related topics or to develop materials for your syllabus or Niihka site. Please schedule in advance so we can customize our presentation to your particular class.