In addition to directly supporting students, the Feller Center's Career Planning team collaborates with BSOS faculty and staff to develop career ready graduates. Contact Crystal Sehlke, Fishlinger Director of Career Planning in the Feller Center, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Upcoming Career Planning Events for BSOS Students (share with your students)
BSOS Career Planning Metrics
Each undergraduate BSOS student will receive the Career Planning Audit when they reach 75-89 academic credits. The Audit consists of a self-reported inventory that produces customized recommendations to help each BSOS student progress through their career development. The Career Planning Audit will be part of the existing BSOS Academic Audit, highlighting the connection between academic and career planning preparation.
The University Career Center tracks the initial destinations of UMD grads through the Graduation Survey which is administered to bachelor’s degree recipients for each graduation cohort. The survey captures career-related outcomes, as well as data on participation in co-curricular activities during graduates’ tenure at the University of Maryland. The report covers August 2020, December 2020, and May 2021 graduates.
Career Related Assignments
The Feller Center Career Planning team can assist you in this effort by developing customized assignments. Let us know your interests and we’ll work with you to meet the needs of your students. Import assignments into your course space in Canvas by joining the University Career Center’s group on Canvas Commons, an add on to the Canvas/Elms platform.
- University Career Center Canvas Commons group offers assignments you may customize as needed.
- Search for "Feller Center" in Commons to download BSOS related career assignments and edit as needed.
Additional ideas for connecting in class learning to real world applications.
Career Presentation: Alumni/Employer/Staff Led
The Feller Center Career Planning staff lead short presentations on almost any career related topic of your choosing for BSOS core classes. We focus on helping students see how their in class learning is making them more marketable for post-graduation opportunities. Get Started.
The Feller Center also has a growing list of alumni and employers who are open to visiting classes. Students love to hear how their in-class learning applies to the alum's field of work, so this 20-30 minute interaction can be very impactful. Request more information about this option from Crystal Sehlke, email@example.com.
Marketing Materials | Stay Informed
Inform your students how crucial gaining out of the classroom experiences are to define their career interests as well as the positive effect they have on post-graduation opportunities with the marketing materials below.
- Career Event Marketing Slides: Download slides advertising upcoming events to share with your class, TV Info Screens, Dept. Instagram account, etc.
- BSOS Internship Success Stories- Highlight these stories and inspire your students to engage. Note- all students have given us permission to share.
Tips for Advisors/Staff:
- Internship Search Strategies for Students, an outline for guiding the conversation
- Career Planning and Development Strategies for Students with Disabilities