Career Discovery and Success’s Career Connections team offers numerous ways to to engage and connect with students. In coordination with the Auburn Career Services Network, the Career Connections team will work with you based on your recruitment goals, to engage students and build your brand through efficient and effective engagement opportunities, outside of the traditional career fair.
The Career Connections team can help you plan your visit. There are a number of ways to engage students across Auburn University’s campus, and the Career Connections team will work with campus partners and the Auburn Career Services Network to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your visit. Request and engagement consultation and planning session.
Career Connection Chats: During these in-person or virtual chats, employers make presentations on topics that include the organization's career opportunities, culture, and products or services. Offering these chats as a “Coffee Chat” or “Lunch and Learn” provides an increased incentive for students, as well as a more informal meet-up opportunity for students. Career Discovery and Success and members of the Auburn Career Services Network will market these sessions to audiences based on the information provided in the request which can be made through Handshake.
Concourse Connections: Table on the Hayley Concourse and increase the brand recognition of your company. Provide quick chats with students and provide them with information related to your company/organization, current experiential or employment opportunities, and ways that they can connect with you or apply for an opportunity. Swag is always a great way to draw students in and connect. The Career Connections team will work with the Auburn Career Services Network to market your concourse engagement to students.
Career Consultant in Residence: Provide 1:1 career consultation and/or group workshops on a career development topic. Students are eager to hear from you tips on application materials, interview preparation, creating and leveraging career connections, career competency development and articulation, evaluating and negotiating offers, and more. Career Consultants in Residence may also have the opportunity to work with faculty in the classroom and present to classes on relevant topics related course material and/or related industry special topics. The Career Connections team will work with the Auburn Career Services Network to market you as a Career Consultant in Residence, as well as work with Faculty depending on topical information and course relevance.
Provide opportunities to bring academic studies and skills to life! Experiential opportunities provide exposure to careers to careers that match students interest, skills, and academic pursuits. By providing experiential opportunities to students, you position your company/organization as a competitive choice for students seeking full-time jobs. Experiential opportunities can be short to long-term engagements that help students gain valuable hands-on experience, work with or in diverse settings, as well as reflect on their development. Connect with the Career Connections team for consultation on experiential learning information and best practices. For cooperative education opportunities, visit the Co-op Program website.
Career Discovery and Success supports NACE’s position statement regarding unpaid internships that all internships should be paid to provide students equitable access to opportunities and career success.
Micro-Interships and Project-Based Learning
BUILD YOUR BRAND
Social Media/Instagram Takeover: Expand your reach and gain broad exposure among Auburn University students and alumni. This opportunity allows your company or organization to 'take over' the Career Discovery and Success Instagram and will allow our campus partners and the Auburn Career Services Network to repost and share takeover content. During the takeover, highlight your company culture, job and internship opportunities, current employees (alumni) and projects.
Employer Partner Day on the Plains: For our employer partners, the Career Connections team will coordinate with campus partners and the Auburn Career Services Network to design a custom engagement day at Auburn based on the recruiting goals of your company or organization. In addition to coordinating this engagement day, the Career Connections team will secure rooms and venues on Auburn University’s campus to accommodate the engagement events planned for the day, as well as create a marketing plan that will begin two weeks out from the Day on the Plains to inform students of the engagement opportunities. In coordination with your company/organization, we will work with caterers to ensure food you wish to provide is procured through approved vendors for designated events. Throughout the Day on the Plains, Career Connections and Auburn Career Service Network team members will assist on site and provide support and transportation as needed during each portion of the day. To discuss a “Day on the Plains” and becoming an employer partner of Career Discovery and Success, contact Erica Stallings.