We are committed to complementing the academic preparation you provide by fostering student growth and development in the classroom.
As students seek your help in career-related areas and you integrate career development elements into your syllabi, we encourage you to contact us to explore services that can support your efforts.
We offer comprehensive services to assist in the process of career development. As faculty or staff at LSU, all of our services are available to you as your own career develops. An individual appointment is a great place to start.
Absent Professor Program
If you are unable to be in class, consider using the Absent Professor Program to schedule an LSU Olinde Career Center staff member to meet with your class and provide a 15– to 60-minute presentation on any career-related topic (including an overview of services offered). Before our presentation, we can take care of pertinent administrative tasks, such as checking roll or making announcements.
To schedule a speaker or "substitute" for your class, complete the online speaker request form.
Our liaison program is designed to strengthen communication and collaboration between the LSU Olinde Career Center and various campus constituencies. This program connects our department with administration, faculty, staff, and students in each college and school, as well as with several special populations.
As you integrate career components into your courses, our staff members are available to present career information on any aspect of career planning. Popular topics include:
- Career Decision-Making -- career assessments, career counseling
- Experiential Education -- internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, summer jobs, volunteer experiences
- Job Search -- resumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking
- Graduate & Professional School Preparation -- admission considerations, timelines
- Employment Services -- on-campus interviewing, one-day recruitment programs, job referrals
Interfolio recommendation manager
The most widely used and trusted confidential letter of recommendation service, Interfolio offers a secure and efficient way to submit and manage recommendations for students and colleagues.
Ethical & legal standards in student hiring
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated, provides a set of ethical standards for guiding the job-search process. The Principles for Professional Practice for Career Services & Employment Professionals provides a set of standards based on notions of fairness, equal opportunity, truthfulness, non-injury, confidentiality, and lawfulness.
The university formed the LSU Internship Council to create a more diverse and comprehensive internship program with input from faculty, staff, administrators, community leaders and students. Today, this council works diligently to increase the number of students with strong skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving and effective communication as outlined in the university's strategic plan.