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About the Temple University Career Center
Serving all Temple students and alumni, the Career Center provides a full range of services to optimize internship, employment, and continuing education opportunities in order to enhance life-long career success.
Temple Career Center Mission
The Temple University Career Center is a central resource that builds collaborative relationships among the Temple community, and empowers students and alumni through comprehensive career development services, driving successful careers.
Utilizing CAREER CENTER RESOURCES
Faculty and staff engagement is a critical component of the career and professional development of Temple students and alumni. The Career Center team values our partnership with faculty and staff, and we look forward to working with you in a variety of ways.
Refer your students to the career center
We encourage students to begin their career development in their first year. Refer your students to the Career Center so we may assist them with the following essential steps to their career success.
- Career assessment, exploration programs/resources and industry information to help you Explore your options for your major and career.
- Guidelines, strategies and expert advice on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and job search skills to help you Learn how to market your best self.
- On-line job and internship postings and on-campus recruiting through the OwlNetwork, Career Fairs and web resources to help you Connect with employers for internships, part-time and full-time positions.
- Graduate and professional school exploration and assistance with the application process.
Bring the career center to your students
- Bring careers to your classroom. The Career Center staff offers a variety of classroom presentations on all aspects of career development. You can request a Career Center Program online.
- Join Handshake. All Temple students and alumni have access to this open source platform that provides access to hundreds of job and internship opportunities. The employer partnership team at the Career Center manages relationships with thousands of employers through Handshake.
Students and recent alumni have the ability to schedule an appointment for career coaching, register for professional development and recruiting events, and apply to internships, fellowships, and jobs.
Faculty and staff can create a student user account so they can explore the system first-hand and advise students on relevant opportunities and events.
- Utilize online resources. Students and alumni can utilize online career resources for 24/7 access. Integrate these resources with your curriculum. For first-year programs, we suggest career assessment tools such as: “What can I do with a major in,” and “FOCUS 2.” You may wish to use InterviewStream to develop your students’ communication skills and to prepare them for internship/job interviews and graduate school interviews. A complete list of online resources can be found on the Career Center website under resources.
What THEY DID with a major in...
Inspire your students’ career exploration and internship/job search by informing them of the career paths taken by Temple alumni. The Career Center facilitates the first destination survey for graduating students / recent alumni in bachelor’s and master’s programs. General outcome information is added to the Temple University Fact Book and can be found in the survey section of the Career Center website. Specific information by major can be obtained by contacting the Associate Director of Assessment and Technology who will refer you to the survey administrator within your school/college.
The value of general education courses in careers
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed employers to find critical Career Readiness Competencies. Eight competencies were identified and are listed below. These competencies are closely related to Temple’s General Education Program Competencies. Providing a common vocabulary and framework by identifying these competencies in your classwork will help you to prepare your students for their career success.
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
- Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
- Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
- Digital Technology: Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
- Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
- Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
- Career Management: Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
- Global/Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.