Our mission is to guide students and alumni through all phases of the career planning and decision-making process, and help them to develop, evaluate and implement comprehensive career and educational plans that will prepare them for success. As a faculty member, you play an important role in our student's career development process, thus we would like to partner with you to assist our students as they prepare for life after Bowie State University.
Here are the services that we offer that will compliment the academic preparation that you provide.
Don't Cancel That Class! Program
While planning your syllabi and working around your conference schedules, you don't need to cancel a class. We are ready and willing to visit your classroom to facilitate a standard or customized workshop to match individual class needs and assignments, for the days you need to be away.
To view a list of available topics, click here. To schedule a class presentation, click here.
Choosing a Major
Studies show that people are more successful and satisfied in jobs and career fields consistent with their skills, values, interests, and personality traits. Gathering information about these qualities is called self-assessment. We have many resources that can help students select a major that matches their self assessment. Click here to learn more.
Referring students to the Career Development Center
We invite all students, undergraduate and graduate level, in all majors and academic programs to use our services. We provide individual career counseling by appointments and walk-ins. To schedule an appointment, students can call 301.860.3825.
Referring classes or groups to the Career Development Center for Assignments
If you wish to refer a group of students to the Career Development Center, whether for individual appointments, walk-in advising or for visits related to class assignments (mock interviews, CDC tour, SIGI 3), please call us first, at least two weeks in advance, to discuss your goals and needs and the number of students involved. If you have a working relationship with one of our staff members, feel free to contact that person. Otherwise, please call 301.860.3825.
Helping Students Locate Internships
The Career Development Center subscribes to four online internship databases that list local, regional, national and international internship opportunities in a variety of fields. In addition to your network of internship sites, please encourage students to check out these databases, on our Job and Internship Resources web page.
Helping Students Prepare for Graduate School
The Career Development Center has resources that can help students identify programs that match their interests, prepare for entrance exams, and create admissions essays and personal statements. During the academic year, we offer practice exams, sponsor special workshops on the graduate school admission process, and bring a variety of schools to campus via our career fairs and information tables. Click here to learn more.
Helping Students Research What They Can Do with their Major
Wondering how to connect majors to careers? The What Can I Do with this Major website provides typical career paths associated with majors, employers that hire people with degrees in the major, strategies job seekers can do to maximize their chances of being hired, and lists of websites that provide additional information.
Helping Students Look for Employment
This is our specialty! If you find students who are concerned about any aspect of their job search, please refer them to us. We can help them locate jobs, create resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, register for upcoming job fairs, and connect with employers coming to campus. You can also refer them to our Job and Internship Resources web page.
Bulldogs4Hire is the name of the database that the Career Development Center uses to contact students, post jobs and internships, and schedule on-campus interviews. Students access the system to sign up for events, upload resumes and cover letters, search for jobs and internships, and view career advice videos and handouts. Bulldogs4Hire is powered by Symplicity NACELink.
Career Guides & Handouts
The center maintains a supply of handouts written by our staff for use as quick self-help tools by students who are career planning or job searching. Faculty and staff can request multiple copies of these handouts. Click here to view and/or download our career handouts.