Faculty and Staff
Career Services is eager to partner with Bristol faculty and staff to enhance students’ career education. Consider engaging with Career Services in one or more of the following ways:
Refer Students to Career Services
We offer students many tools and resources to help them through the career development process. We encourage you to refer your students to us for:
- Resume support
- Job Fair opportunities
- Individual Career coaching
“I am convinced after viewing my revised cover letter and resume that you are a magician and I am in awe of you. You brought in all of the information that I had provided to you, simplified it, and made it into something I would be proud to submit to a potential employer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for seeing me for who I am.”
-Alicia R. '99
Share Employer Contacts
Employers are often interested in engaging directly with faculty and existing curriculum. Career Services staff are happy to refer employers to faculty and hope faculty will also refer them to Career Services! Referring an employer to Career Services encourages them to consider Bristol as a resource to find talent. They have the ability to post jobs, participate in job fairs, set up a recruitment table, or work with Career Services staff to organize a presentation, conduct on-campus interviews, and more.
Attend Career Events
Career Services welcomes faculty and staff to all recruiting events as an opportunity to network with employers and to see students in action. Upcoming events are listed on our Events and Workshops Calendar.
Focus 2 Career Assessment Tool
Focus 2 is the primary career assessment tool for students. It can help students select a major based their interests and aspirations, discover occupations that match their personal preferences, map out career plans and make informed decisions.
We invite you to watch the video tour for students, below.
New Focus 2 Module: Am I Career Ready? The new module is based on the NACE Career Readiness Competencies and is now Live in your Focus 2 Career account! We suggest you view the recorded video tour or join a live webinar to learn more about using the new module, customizing options and running detailed reports.
Take Advantage of VoiceThread for Student Access
Career Services is using a creative tool that will greatly enhance the way students access and consume its programs and services and assist students with career readiness by using VoiceThread.
VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
Voice Thread is allowing Career Services to reach a much broader audience. Faculty, staff and students can access this information anytime and anywhere. From an open VoiceThread, you can listen to comments, record comments of your own, and even access the settings for that VoiceThread.
Here are the Titles of each VT that’s been created along with the Share URL. You can access the Voice Thread by clicking on the URL listed below.
- Career Planning Overview
- Dressing for Success
- Resume Writing
- Work-Life Balance
- Cover Letters
- Networking & Job Search
- How to Ace a Job Interview
- Job Fair Success
- Focus 2
Assign Career Development Activities
Career Services in the Classroom
Career Services has created a list of resources and materials for you to easily share with your students in the classroom.
Here are some scenarios on how faculty can use Career Services resources in their classrooms:
Explore jobs with a specific major
- The College Central Network (CCN) has a Document Library to assist with career exploration
- Go to CCN and click on Career Document Library > Career Exploration & Research > Career Exploration Tools.
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net Online provide accurate information on occupations.
College Central Network (CCN) serves as Bristol’s primary access point to opportunities, resources and tools for identifying, preparing for, and pursuing career goals. It provides access to jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and a broad range of tools and resources that support a full range of career planning and job search needs. CCN is available to all students, alumni and faculty.
Students have been pre-registered for College Central Network, they simply need to Activate their Account the first time they go to the page.
Support Resume Writing Basics
- College Central Network has sample resumes to view by major.
- Visit CCN and click on: Dashboard > My Resume > Resume Builder.
- View sample chronological resumes by major so that students have a visual to use when creating their resumes.
- Upload resume to CCN.
- Once the student has completed a resume, they can upload it and a Career Coach will review it.
- College Central Network has several downloadable career guides and podcasts on a broad
range of topics, including interview preparation.
- Go to CCN and click on ‘Career Document Library’ to view career articles.
- On the Dashboard, click on Career Podcasts to also view podcasts.
More In-Classroom Activities
- Research a Company
- Informational Interviewing
- Career Networking
- Activate College Central Network account
Remember, we are here to help!
Our staff is here to assist and support you. We are available by email, CareerServices@BristolCC.edu, and via phone 774.357.2959 if you have any questions or need help getting started. The above are a few easy examples of infusing career readiness into your classroom.