Faculty and Staff

Welcome Faculty & Staff!

There are several ways to partner with the Career and Community Engagement Center to ensure your students are career ready and civic minded. Below is a list of successful partnership ideas. Please contact Victoria Kerr or Sarah McDowell, Director and Associate Director, to discuss a personalized plan for your class, (717) 477-1484.

Classroom Presentations

Throughout the academic year, we offer a variety of classroom presentations on diverse topics, including resumes, cover letters, interviewing, graduate school search, etc. If you are interested in requesting a workshop, please complete the form under “Request a Workshop” or call (717) 477-1484 for assistance.

Mock Interview Module

SHIP Career Connection offers students a Mock Interview Module with over 1,500+ questions they may be asked during an interview. Students are able to practice and record their interview answers and receive feedback from a Career Counselor, faculty member, or staff member. Mock Interviews can be tailored to specific majors, classes, and areas of study. For further assistance, please call the CCEC at (717) 477-1484.

Service Learning Projects

The CCEC partners with faculty members and their classrooms to deliver career focused service learning projects within the community. Whether it’s a semester-long project or a one-time endeavor, the CCEC is here to help! Contact our office for additional information at (717) 477-1484.

Thank you for supporting the civic engagement and career development of SU students. Before you complete the request form, please take a minute to review our guidelines.

Request Guidelines:

  • A minimum of three weeks advance notice is requested to allow time to arrange for a presenter. For immediate requests, please contact Center Director: vmbuchbauer@ship.edu.
  • Workshops outside of regular office hours (8 am- 4:30 pm, Monday- Friday) may be accommodated depending on staff availability but are not guaranteed. A minimum of 10 attendees is required for evening/weekend presentations.
  • Requests may be limited to one workshop per organization/course per semester.
  • Instructors: Please contact the Career and Community Engagement Center prior to including a career assessment (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest) in your course/syllabus as there are costs associated with these instruments that may necessitate payment by the requesting department.

Format Guidelines:

  • Schedule workshop to start at the beginning of meeting or class
  • Workshops run between 30 and 75 minutes depending on topic
  • Maximum two topics per workshop

Requestor Responsibilities:

  • Reserve a room (Career and Community Engagement Center conference room may be available for groups of up to 20 students)
  • Provide AV equipment (most workshops require computer/internet access, projector, and speakers)
  • After you receive confirmation, communicate with the presenter by email about your goals for the workshop
  • Email presenter about any changes in location at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop

Note: If a workshop needs to be rescheduled once it has been confirmed, a new date will be accommodated only if the presenter's schedule permits.

Events

The CCEC offers a variety of events throughout the academic year that contribute to students' career success. Our events are tailored to the needs of current students and support their development at every stage during their time at Shippensburg University. Our events continue to be successful based on the recommendation to attend by faculty and staff members. Please see upcoming events [link to http://www.ship.edu/Career/Upcoming_Events/] for a full schedule of programs.

Resources

The CCEC has a variety of resources for students, alumni, and faculty regarding career exploration, resume/cover letter development, graduate school and job search, and more. Below are helpful handouts that have been offered to students, alumni, and faculty/staff in the past.

  • Career Exploration
  • Student Employment
  • Job Search Tools
  • Graduate/Professional School

There are several ways to recruit top talent from Shippensburg University. The list below outlines some of the most popular methods. Please contact Sarah McDowell, Assistant Director, to discuss more information regarding hiring SU Students, samcdowell@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.

Post Vacancies on Ship Career Connection

SHIP Career Connection is a free, online job, internship, and volunteer opportunity database that offers recruiting services for students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff. Some of the great services available through SHIP Career Connection include: internship and job search, volunteer opportunity search, post your resume for employers/organizations to view, on-campus recruiting, career event registration and more.

To create a SHIP Career Connection Employer account, please visit the employer login page. Complete the required fields, and create a username and password. You will need your username and password to access your account in the future. If you have forgotten your password, please see the Employer FAQs. The employer reference sheet is also helpful in creating your account.

Career Fairs & Volunteer Networking Expos

Held each fall and spring, Shippensburg University's career fairs/volunteering expos are a great way to connect with Shippensburg University students. Please see upcoming events.

On-Campus Recruiting Program

Our on-campus recruiting program helps you connect with students and alums to fill full-time jobs and internship positions by interviewing for those positions using our office space. Dates are available in September, October, November and February, March, April each year.

To reserve a date, login to Ship Career Connection, click “On-Campus Recruiting,” then click “Request a Schedule.”

For more information, contact Sarah Shupp, smshupp@ship.edu or (717) 477-1595.

Information Table

Reserve the Career and Community Engagement Center Information Table available Monday- Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Information Table is located inside Shippensburg University's Ceddia Union Building, located in a high traffic area right outside of the Raider Room, campus dining.

To reserve a table, login to Ship Career Connection, click on “Events,” then “Information Sessions,” then on “Add New.” You can then select “Information Table” from the first drop-down menu.

SHIP Career Connection is a free, online job, internship, and volunteer opportunity database that offers recruiting services for students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff. Some of the great services available through SHIP Career Connection include: internship and job search, volunteer opportunity search, post your resume for employers/organizations to view, on-campus recruiting, career event registration and more.

A SHIP Career Connection faculty/staff account can assist you with advising students looking for internships and jobs. You can log in here using your Shippensburg University single sign-on credentials.  If you have forgotten your password, please see the Faculty/Staff FAQs. Also, the faculty reference sheet can assist you in creating your account.  If you would like to use SHIP Career Connection to hire a student, you will need to create a separate SHIP Career Connection employer account.