Faculty Services

Faculty and staff partners are a crucial part of helping facilitate career development at UNCA. The Career Center actively seeks opportunities to better support faculty and staff in and out of the classroom. Below are just a few ways that faculty can leverage Career Center resources and support.

Classroom Presentations/Workshops

The Career Center is happy to offer a wide range of classroom presentations and workshops that faculty can request. This is a great option if you want to incorporate a guest speaker, special topic, or have a day where you can’t attend class.

Learn more about presentation topics

Request a presentation here

New “Drag and Drop” Assignments for Your Class

No need to re-create the wheel! The Career Center now offers faculty a Moodle Page with pre-created career and professional development assignments that you can copy into your own Moodle pages. This page also includes classroom activities, resources, and a list of our upcoming events.

To request access, email Lauren DeHaan at ldehaan@unca.edu

Tech Tools for your Class

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Big Interview

This is a platform where students can practice interviewing and receive immediate feedback through the use of AI or instructor feedback. One of the great features about Big Interview is that assignments can be created and given to groups of students. To use this in your class, please email us at career@unca.edu and we can help you login and set up your assignments.

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Ask a Bulldog

Many students find it very beneficial to connect with UNCA alumni to network and learn more about different career journeys. Reaching out to alumni is easy with Ask a Bulldog. Students can login and ask alumni any question about career development and an alumni will personally reach out and answer. This is an easy way to encourage your students to start networking!

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Going Global

For any of your students who are interested in gaining international internship/work experience, this is the ideal tool. This is a job search platform that connects students with international work/internship opportunities and includes guides for the application process in different countries. Students and faculty can access this tool within OnePort or login here.

Curriculum Integration

Many UNCA faculty consider a wide range of ways to integrate career into their course curriculum. Below are a few strategies that other faculty have used:

  • Extra credit for attending Career Center events and workshops
  • Visiting the Career Center during class
  • Assignments requiring resume or cover letter review by the Career Center
  • Connecting with employers for panels or guest speakers
  • Adding Career Center information in course syllabi

There are many more ways to integration various career related topics into the curriculum, and we look forward to supporting you in the process. Reach out to us for more ideas and support.

Contact career@unca.edu for more information

Career Readiness Champion Award

Starting in 2023, the Career Center is now offering the Career Readiness Champion Award. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and bring recognition to faculty who embed career readiness into their classrooms via curriculum integration or programming. The call for nominations for 2024 will be announced during the spring 2024 semester.

Congratulations to our 2023 winner, Brian Graves!