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Career Services

Partner with Career Services

Career Services desires to partner with departments and offices on-campus to provide the highest quality services to UW-River Falls students. You will find information on how to partner with our office, post jobs and internships, and where to locate resources you can use to better assist students.

If you would like to partner more with our office, please watch the short video below on "The State of Career Services."

Classroom Presentations

Career Services staff members present in more than 100 classrooms each year on a variety of topics.  We are happy to come to your class to present on a variety of career topics, or provide a short introduction on our services and resources. We ask you to provide as much notice as possible for presentations to increase the likelihood of booking your first-choice date, but minimally ask for three-weeks advanced notice. To proceed with scheduling your class presentation, complete the online presentation request form.

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Please note: Our office can accommodate one class presentation per class with a maximum of two topics covered. In addition, LinkedIn presentations will no longer be an option to request due to offering this information during planned events (see event schedule for more information). 


Share Pre-Recorded Content in Your Classes 

If you are unable to host Career Services in your class for a presentation, your class is online, or you have already had Career Services come to your class and you would like to share more, consider sharing pre-recorded video presentations. Career Services has created pre-recorded video presentations on a variety of topics including:

  • Resume + Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Offers + Salary Negotiation
  • Job + Internship Searching

Please know that these video presentations provide a general overview of the topics listed above. 

To receive access to the video links, please contact our office at career.services@uwrf.edu.

In addition, here are some great resources on LinkedIn:


Encourage or Require Attendance at Events 

Each semester, Career Services hosts a variety of in-person and virtual events for students to attend. Consider encouraging, or requiring, student attendance at career-related events as part of your curriculum. 

Events include: 

  • Resume workshops
  • Virtual Career Treks
  • Career and Graduate School Fairs
  • LinkedIn Workshops

To view a list of upcoming events, see the events webpage here


Assign a Mock Interview via Big Interview 

Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve interviewing techniques and build confidence.

Big Interview offers a variety of tools including:

  • Mock interview practice and recording tool
  • Written and video curriculum covering the entire job search and interview process
  • Mechanism for sharing videos externally/internally for feedback
  • Resume curriculum

If you’d like to learn more about Big Interview, watch a few short videos here

Students will have access to Big Interview through their Handshake account. Instructions on how students can access this resource can be found on this webpage.

One of the greatest features of Big Interview is the Assignments Module. In this module, we’re able to create assignments with custom interview question sets (based on industry, competencies, etc.). Once an assignment is created, it’s given an individual code that students can then put into their Big Interview account. With this code, students can complete a series of mock interview questions by recording their answers and submitting the assignment. Big Interview will utilize artificial intelligence to provide feedback on the student's answers, and the students are able to share their answers externally via email or through a single link (which they can then upload to Canvas). This is a great way to encourage interview practice. 

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Internships taken for academic credit are work experiences designed, conducted and evaluated within an academic context. Students earn academic credit while working in a professional setting. Ongoing communication, feedback and evaluation among students, faculty and work supervisors ensure that educational and work goals are met.

Participation in an internship or experiential learning opportunity prior to graduation is strongly encouraged for ALL students regardless if it is, or is not, a requirement for graduation.

Please visit the academic internships website to learn more about the process.

The faculty and staff at UW-River Falls are important partners in helping students and alumni find careers, internships and meaningful futures. If you are working with a student you feel can benefit from career counseling and/or internship or full-time employment assistance, and you would like to make a referral, please contact our office at 715-425-3572 or e-mail career.services@uwrf.edu.

Career Services staff members are available to meet one-on-one with students and alumni to discuss:

  • Career assessments
  • Choosing or changing majors
  • Researching majors and careers
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock interviews
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Job and internship searching 

Handshake is UWRF's campus-wide electronic job posting system for full and part-time jobs, internships, on-campus employment, and volunteer opportunities. Career Services invites you to post your department's student worker positions. To post student worker positions, please create an employer account in Handshake. Please use the video and/or print tutorials for on-campus employers within the Handshake link above when creating your employer account and/or posting positions as there are very specific instructions included.

You might be asked to write letters of recommendation on behalf of students (typically for graduate school or scholarship applications, less common for other opportunities). Some organizations will have specific criteria for these letters of recommendation, and/or you might be asked to fill out some sort of evaluation form assessing the student. Other organizations may provide very loose guidelines.

Students should convey the process and details when asking you to serve as a letter of recommendation writer, as well as provide you with a copy of any helpful materials (i.e. resume, personal statement, etc.).

The following are a few resources to help you navigate the letter of recommendation writing process:

Please encourage students graduating this semester to complete the First Destination Survey on the First Destination Survey Website.

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Career Services
career.services@uwrf.edu
715-425-3572
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
187 Rodli Hall

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