Published: Feb. 22, 2024

ClassroomMany students worry about what will happen after they graduate. As faculty and staff at CU Boulder, you can help students gain confidence and feel ready for life after graduation. Career Services partners with you to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed. 

Here are ways you can help students connect what you are teaching them in your classes to the skills they need to launch their careers.  

Canvas courses 

Career Services created an entire Canvas course with plug-and-play modules. The Career Readiness Canvas course includes assignments, discussion board questions and video instruction designed to help your students navigate their early career journey. It is also easy to import into your classroom. 

The course provides foundational information as students consider what job or career to pursue, how to build experiences and skills during their time at CU Boulder and how to search for jobs. The newest module, Preparing for the Career Fair, helps students prepare for and successfully navigate virtual and in-person career fairs. You can request access to use this course with your students. 

Interactive classroom presentations 

You can also bring Career Services to your class through interactive classroom presentations. There are a range of topics tailored to support career development for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

A career advisor can facilitate in-class activities to augment student learning and boost their confidence. We can work together to help students prepare for their career transition. Engaging in career conversations before graduation is key to being prepared for post-graduation plans. Students who have exposure to the world of work and education in industry knowledge are much more confident and effective during their time in school and after college, regardless of their plans. You can request a presentation for your class or student group. 

MySkills resources 

Today’s hiring focuses on a candidate’s skills. Helping students identify and effectively communicate the skills you’ve taught and guided them to build in their classes, internships, campus jobs and extracurricular activities can give them an advantage in their job search.  

You can encourage students to build career-relevant skills through the MySkills program. Career Services offers ways to increase awareness about skill-building and equips you with resources to use when working with students. 

You can incorporate MySkills into your classroom by requesting a presentation from Career Services using the MySkills Canvas course module in your class or even adding a link on your syllabus for the list of foundational skills.