Welcome and thank you for your dedication to Vanderbilt undergraduate students! We want you as a partner!
There are many opportunities for you to collaborate with the Career Center to work together in building meaningful relationships. Our staff members are pleased to meet with you in your department to discuss services & student needs. The coaching team is in alignment with majors; however, each Career Coach is qualified to assist all students regardless of discipline or field of interest.
The Career Center offers many programs and services for undergraduate students in your department. We strive to offer a variety of experiences that will make every student feel like they belong here.
All four years at Vanderbilt, students are making vital decisions that make an impact on their future careers. Our Career Coaches meet individually with students by appointment (and during daily walk-in hours) to discuss:
Major & career exploration
Resumes, CV’s, cover letters, personal statements
Internship and job search strategy
Career Fairs and employer hosted workshops
Managing one’s online social channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
DoreWays and numerous other online resources
Industry and city specific treks
Did you know you can have a DoreWays account?
DoreWays is the Career Center’s online resource where students, faculty, and staff can learn about and connect to professional opportunities on and off campus.
Vanderbilt faculty and staff can register for an account here.
With a DoreWays account, you can view jobs & internships available to VU students, search employers, and view all upcoming events on the Career Center’s calendar (career fairs, workshops, information sessions, etc.).
Academic Department Contacts & Event Partnership
Career Coaches are in alignment with majors. You can find your appropriate contact here. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate or sponsor a program with your department.
Our team hosts hundreds of events and programs for students throughout the year. Many of these connect with specific industries and majors and provide significant opportunities for departmental alliance. Click here to download our Career Program Menu.
Wondering what has been done in previous years?
- Weekly Office Hours in the MHS Dept.
- Career Center Table representation at the Foreign Language Edge Event
- Wandering Map presentation and activity in an HOD class
- 20-minute Meet-ups for English, History, and Communication Studies majors
- Resume Blitz at the Blair School of Music
- Drop-ins in the Managerial Studies Dept.
Always feel free to contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org with a student referral. You can also reach out to the appropriate coach directly. When we receive outreach emails, we’ll then work with the student to decide next steps and schedule an appointment. Students can also schedule a coaching appointment through their DoreWays account by logging in and selecting ‘Schedule a Coaching Appt.’ from their shortcuts menu.
Take a look at Our Services to view all of the offerings we provide to Vanderbilt students.
Refer Potential Employers
Often, employers reach out directly to University departments with job postings. We encourage you to forward these requests to us for potential inclusion in our database. This ensures that all students have equitable access to opportunities.
DoreWays allows us to establish and maintain relationships with organizations who wish to advertise opportunities or resources for students and alumni. If you are contacted, feel free to provide them with a link to the Employers section of our website. Here, they can learn about posting opportunities, on-campus recruiting and events.
Employer Relations Team
If you have any questions about posting opportunities for students, please contact our Employer Relations Team at email@example.com – We look forward to assisting you!
Does the Career Center serve graduate students?
We do not currently serve this population. Graduate students should contact Ruth Schemer.
Does the Career Center help students with scholarship and grant applications?
Yes, our staff is equipped to help students with the entire process.
For presentations & activities, can a coach come to my classroom, or somewhere besides the Career Center?
Absolutely! We welcome the opportunity to get out on-campus.
How long are your presentations & activities?
As long as you want them to be; we want to be cognizant of your time with students. We can do anything from 10-60 minutes.
What if I want to find out if a specific company recruits Vanderbilt students?
You can look on DoreWays under ‘Employers,’ or you can contact our Employer Relations Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities to connect include:
- Presentations to your advisees, classes, or student groups on a variety of topics related to their post-graduation plans. Topics can include: Making the most of your ____ major; deciding on a career or major; and finding internships and other short-term experiential opportunities.
- Special treks, programs, or events catering to a career field, employment, or internships related to your major or subject of interest.
- Contact with career coaches assigned specifically to your major or department
- Participation in department-based events, open houses, new student receptions, etc.