Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty & Staff Resources

Career Services has put together a variety of resources to help support faculty embed Career Development into their coursework. Our staff are available to assist you in tailoring career related content to your industry preparing students for the working world. Students are coming to college not just to learn. They are attaining a degree with the hopes of laying a solid foundation for their future career. Let us help you in supporting students in this process!


Career Services presentations may be requested by NSU faculty and student groups, including Greek Life, NSU Athletics, and other student organizations. Career readiness topics are listed below. If you do not see the topic you are looking for, please select "Other" when filling out the appropriate Presentation Request Form.

Presentation Request Forms


Outlined below are common presentation topics. Don't see one you like, we can customize a presentation for your class. Email us at careerservices@nsuok.edu or fill out our Presentation Request Form and someone in our office will contact you. 

Career Services Overview

Career Services provides assistance and resources to all NSU students and alumni. In this presentation, a staff member will visit your class and discuss how to connect with Career Services as well as provide a thorough overview of all that is currently offered.

Introduction to Handshake

Handshake is our NEW online Career Services platform. The goal of this presentation is to provide an overview and walk-through of the Handshake platform, instruct on how to activate an account with Career Services, and demonstrate how to use it.

Paper Impressions: A Guide to Resumes and Cover Letters

First impressions matter! The goal of this presentation is to provide students with up-to-date best practices associated with the development of professional documents, including resumes and cover letters. An overview of Optimal Resume may be provided if time allows.

I just can't get enough! Grad School: Deciding & Applying

Pursuing further education in the form of graduate school is a decision a large number of NSU students make. In this presentation, Career Services staff discusses methods for how to decide if grad school is the right choice, how to choose a graduate school, and how to apply.

It's time to buckle down and FOCUS... 2!

The FOCUS 2 assessment can be accessed via the Career Services website. In this presentation, a staff member will describe the benefits of the assessment, how to register for the assessment (free of charge), and how to get the most out of reviewing their results.

Don't blow this! Interviewing to Impress

Interviews can be nerve-wrecking. Interview prep and appropriate follow-up that will leave a top notch impression will be discussed in this presentation, as well as general do's and don'ts.

How LINKEDIN are you?

More than just an "online resume," LinkedIn is a powerful networking and professional development tool. In this presentation, Career Services staff demonstrates the ins and outs of maximizing a LinkedIn profile, connecting with professional groups and researching career opportunities.

Beyond the Classroom: Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning covers the how to's of finding an experience, such as job shadowing or internships, as well as how to communicate the relevance of out-of-the-class learning experiences on a resume or in an interview.

Nice to meet you... Now what? A Guide to Networking and Professionalism

The goal of this presentation is to guide a discussion of networking: what it is and how it benefits aspiring professionals, as well as provide tips on etiquette for various professional settings.

Ready, set, SEARCH!

The job search can sometimes feel like, well, a job! In this presentation, a staff member will cover tips and strategies for a successful search, including: when to look, where to look, and what to do.


Career Services offers a variety of career related assignments. Points can be tracked multiple ways! Our staff can track completion points for students by tracking across class rosters and sharing a Google sheet after your designated due date. You can request they write reflections on their experiences in our office. Or provide links and screenshots of completed modules to our multiple online resource tools!

Examples of class assignments can be found below and stay tuned for our Blackboard Organization page for these examples and more!

Create a Career Counselor Approved Resume & Cover Letter. 

Career Services offers resume and cover letter reviews via in-person, phone, zoom, and email mediums. To submit their document they can email it to careerservices@nsuok.edu. Career Services will review and provide feedback on their documents within 72-business hours. Our office has a rubric that we use to review these documents. Students documents have to 'Meet Expectations' to be considered approved and to utilize our free printing services.  

Conduct a virtual mock interview in Optimal Resume and send you the URL for review.

Your students can use OptimalResume to learn and practice their interview skills, whether they’re interview for a job or graduate school. If you desire interview feedback, instruct them to video record their response and share the link with you.

Review a sample job description to identify key words, skills, and abilities to tailor their resume

A wealth of information is contained within job descriptions which provide insight into what knowledge, skills, characteristics and competencies employers are looking for in qualified candidates.

For this assignment, instruct your students to search for one or multiple job postings of their choosing and review responsibilities, functions, and requirements. Using key words from the posting, have your student update their resume in order to tailor it to specific job postings or employers. For example, if an employer is seeking someone who is skilled in leading others and managing projects, and the student has related leadership experience their resume should include Leading others and/or Project Management specific to speak the language of the position.


Each undergraduate college has a designated liaison in Career Services who serves as your point of contact for all career related needs. Find your liaison below to get connected! 

College of Business & Technology

Shannon Schwaebler 


Tahlequah CASE Lower Level

Shannon Schwaebler, Director Career Services Photo

College of Education

Mikah Vaclaw

vaclaw@nsuok.edu|918-444- 3112

Tahlequah CASE Lower Level

Mikah Vaclaw Headshot

College of Liberal Arts

Lyndie Benton


Tahlequah CASE Lower Level


Lyndie Benton

Gregg Wadley College of Science & Health Professions

Shannon Schwaebler

schwaebl@nsuok.edu |918-444-3112

Tahlequah CASE Lower Level

Shannon Schwaebler, Director Career Services Photo