Faculty & Staff
Faculty Internship Supervision
Many faculty act as academic internship supervisors for their department. This important
role ensures a positive experience for both the student intern and internship organization.
In order to support faculty supervisors, the Hart Career Center provides a Faculty Manual
with academic standards and best practices for internships. Refer to our Student Internships page to find the forms for academic credit.
Michael True, a national expert on internships, provided the following guide on the best practices for academic internships.
Career Assistance for Courses
The Hart Career Center collaborates with faculty in preparing students for their careers
by offering services alongside course instruction. We can support classes through
various programming, such as:
- Gateway Presentations: gives steps to First-Year students on how to jump-start their
- Targeted Course Presentations: customized per request on any career-related topic
- Alumni Speakers: set up a Titan Career Chat through our alumni network
- Employer Recruitment: bring in a recruiter to talk about their organization
- Workshops: hands-on instruction covering a specific topic (i.e. resumes, cover letters,
internship/job search, graduate/professional school, and more)
- Resume Reviews: require each student in your class to get their resume reviewed as
part of an assignment
- Practice Interviews: require each student in your class to practice their interview
skills and get instant feedback to improve
- and more! Need our support? We would be happy to work with you to develop a presentation
or workshop for your course!
Interested to know where students from your department land after graduation? Check
out our Graduate Outcomes page, which represents data from the First Destination Survey the Hart Career Center conducts
each year following NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) guidelines.
Being a Reference & Writing a Recommendation Letter
At IWU, faculty make valuable connections with students and are often asked to serve
as a reference or write letters of recommendation. References and recommendation letters can
make (or break) an application for a student, but also reflect upon the issuing person
and institution. Here are some helpful articles on being a references and writing
a letter of rec: