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About the Office of Career Success
Gallaudet University’s Office for Career Center works with hundreds of employers each year to optimize internship, job and career opportunities for their students and alumni. We also partner with faculty to integrate career readiness into the academic curriculum.
Our employer relations specialists and career educators do the following:
Liaison with faculty, employers & alumni
Coordinate networking and professional learning events
Empower students in seeking resources and creating connections
There are multiple ways that our office facilitates connections among faculty, staff, students, alumni and employers. If you are interested in talking with us about how we can partner together, please contact us.
Connecting students and alumni with employers, both in person & virtually.
Working with faculty to deliver highly interactive lectures or lessons.
We visit you to provide training on how to elevate the working experience for Gallaudet interns and future hire.
Relating to a topic that falls within the employer’s area of expertise:
Dialogues (presenting a problem or issue for open dialogue)
Panel (students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers)
Mock interviews (interactive, hands-on practice for student interviews)
2023-2024 Strategic Priorities for the Office for Career Success
The Office for Career Success will establish uniform, campus-wide standards and learning expectations for internships across all academic undergraduate and graduate programs.
Using the Career Champions task force group, create an internal roadmap for succeeding with this priority.
Synthesize variations and similarities of each academic program’s internship program by collecting and recording their programming expectations. Obtain research on evidence-based practices.
Issue recommendations that align with the newly created 4-year career milestone pathway for undergraduate students and describes how faculty, staff, students, alumni, and employers can create success for the student's internship.
Execute full rollout with university executive leadership, faculty, staff, and OCS team.
Rationale: Our Career Leadership Collective consultants recommend increased intentionality to ensure career-related experiences. This allows Gallaudet University to truly impact students by requiring two career-related experiences prior to graduation. The campus is already primed for such a requirement given the high number of students employed on campus and the proximity to world class internships in Washington, D.C. Each academic program would still retain autonomy in defining specifics around the requirements for these career experiences.