SUU’s CareerNet Connects Employers and Students with EaseAugust 25, 2008
Category: Community Outreach
As Southern Utah University’s campus once again fills with students, the University’s Office of Career Services would like to extend its newest services to the local community to help connect talented students with those businesses currently looking to expand their employee base. Beginning this fall, a new online resource for Cedar City employers and SUU students, CareerNet, will help expand the professional networks established across the community.
According to SUU Career Services Director Susan Linder, CareerNet is an online job database SUU’s students gain access to upon enrollment at the University. Considering that many of SUU’s students leave home to come to school, a new academic year introduces many new prospective employees into the Cedar City and surrounding communities. In short, CareerNet aims to collect all of the job listings in the area into one convenient place.
This free service allows any employer to post a job opening for part-time, full-time and/or internship positions they wish to open to University students. Students can then submit resumes and apply online through CareerNet, or the employer can simply list their contact information and manage the hiring process from there. According to Linder one of the goals in implementing this new system was to make it as flexible and easy to use as possible.
With SUU’s enrollment anticipated to exceed 7,000 students this year, and considering that a large majority of those students eventually work with the University’s Career Services to find employment, CareerNet promises to be a great opportunity for employers to maximize the exposure for their job listings. Additionally, the more widely this resource is used by local business owners, the more beneficial this service will be for SUU students, as CareerNet has the potential to provide one of the most comprehensive employment listings in the area.
In addition to posting job openings, employers can also register for SUU’s semi-annual career fairs through CareerNet. They can also search through hundreds of online student profiles for qualified candidates. Though still in the early stages of implementation, Linder anticipates CareerNet will be a great way to satisfy the needs of local employers, as well as those of jobless students.
Joining CareerNet is easy, and can all be completed online. Interested employers may visit www.suu.edu/ss/career/employer.html to add their company's employment opportunities to this new student employment database.