Smith Career Center
The Smith Career Center assists students in exploring and defining career options, developing job search strategies, obtaining career-related work experience, and identifying and connecting with prospective employers. Innovative services respond to current trends and economic conditions affecting the job market and career opportunities. These include:
- individual career advisement
- job search preparation
- resume development and review
- career seminars
- job fairs
- graduate & professional school fair
- campus interviews with employers
- one-credit course in job search strategies
- opportunities to network with employers
The Smith Career Center provides a number of free online career development tools for students and alumni. Available via the MyBU portal, BRADLEY eRecruiting is an online job source providing over 5,000 listings annually for campus jobs, Peoria-area part-time jobs, internships, and post-graduate opportunities. In addition to reviewing job postings, students can also use the site to post resumes to a Bradley Resume Book, research job fair employers, and sign-up for campus interviews. Additional resources available on the Smith Career Center website include products to explore career options for a major, develop a resume, and practice for an upcoming interview.
The Smith Career Center encourages students to gain a competitive advantage by participating in career-related work experiences prior to graduation. Through internships, cooperative education, and summer or part-time employment, the Marjorie and Bill Springer Center for Excellence in Internships provides students with opportunities for professional development that integrate classroom theory with supervised work experience.
Over 350 employers visit the Bradley campus each year to consider Bradley candidates for internship, cooperative education, summer, part-time, and full-time jobs. Students have the opportunity to meet employers during special presentations, job fairs, and on-campus interviews.
Employer Testing Services uses personnel assessments to assist businesses with human resource decisions and uses career assessments to support adults from the community with vocational planning. The Smith Career Center staff provide intelligence testing for children from the community and to support Washington Gifted School.