Welcome Faculty

At the CEDAR Center we see our faculty as vital partners in preparing our students for their transition into today's complex and competitive job market. Below are some suggestions of creative ways you can partner with us beyond sharing job and internship information with students.

Invite a CEDAR Center Staff Member or One of Our Employer Partners into Your Classroom

If you are considering innovative ways to compliment your syllabus, consider inviting a member of our staff, or a professional from one of our employer partners to present a career related topic in your classroom. Presentations can include:

  • Career Planning
  • Workplace Simulations or Exercises
  • Myers-Briggs Training
  • Field Specific Success Strategies
  • Resume Writing

Give Students Assignments or Credit for Attending Career Related Activities

An excellent way to assist students in making the connection between their academic studies and "real world" work place issues is to give them assignments to attend career development activities.

Many faculty members assign students to attend career fairs, career development workshops, employer information sessions, and lectures given by workforce leaders. See our calendar of events for current listings of events and activities.

Partner with CEDAR by Joining the Faculty/Staff Community on BisonCareerLink

This year we have added a Faculty/Staff Community on BisonCareerLink - the web-based Career Management System used by CEDAR to connect students with employment opportunities, participate in career fairs and training workshops, and sign up for on-campus interviews. While in the past this service was limited to student users, Faculty and Staff of Howard University can now be actively engaged in this Career Services Community to serve as Faculty Career Mentors, have access to jobs and internships specific to your disciplines and refer these opportunities to your students.

The Faculty/Staff Community on BisonCareerLink is our newest addition to our list of partnership initiatives to bring all Career Services stakeholders together in one common place. To be a part of this community all you need to do is:

  1. Sign up for access here.
  2. Select the option on the right to Register
  3. Enter your Howard University email as your User Name
  4. The initial password is: hulink
  5. Complete the registration form
  6. Submit your request.
  7. In case you have difficulty setting up your account, click here to access the Faculty User Guide for step by step instructions through the process.
  8. Your account will be processed and notification sent within 24 hours of submission

Once we have verified your association with Howard University as a member of the Faculty or Staff we will issue you access to this new world of career opportunities for your students.

Assist Employers in Connecting with the CEDAR Center

Some of the greatest employer contacts in the CEDAR Center have come from faculty members who have advised employers to work with our office.

Suggested Ways to Assist Employers In Connecting With the CEDAR Center:

  • Have the employer review our website at www.howard.edu/careerservices to provide them with a comprehensive overview of our office and its services.

  • Advise the employer to contact our Campus Recruitment Coordinator (OCR) at 202.806.7513 or via email at cedarrecruiting@howard.edu. The OCR Coordinator or another team member will assist the employer in scheduling an on-campus recruitment initiative, advise employers on upcoming career fairs, suggest recruitment strategies, and advise employers on other campus activities they may participate in.

  • Advise employers to register with the CEDAR Center through BisonCareerLink to post jobs and internship listings to Howard University student community. Employers may also email these postings to cedarrecruiting@howard.edu for email distribution, but this process requires manual listing which will reduce the length of time students can have access to the opportunities.