Welcome to the Design Space

This collection of resources is designed for UB faculty and staff to easily implement career preparation within the academic curriculum or on-campus job and internship work. These include on-demand learning, lesson outlines, and recommended assignments to reinforce student learning outcomes, plus tools, templates, and blog resources that can be shared with students to offer opportunities for self-guided career design.

Assigning career readiness work as part of the public health curriculum.

“Career core competencies fit really naturally into my coursework. Students learn how to apply course theories to their future work, and how to talk about that knowledge in an interview. In teaching, we care about transparency—and these resources underscore why we’re learning what we’re learning.”

- Jessica Kruger, PhD, MCHES

Learn why Jessica embeds career readiness directly into her curriculum >>

On-demand resources for faculty & staff

Plug-n-play learning Blogs Activities & downloads

These self-guided activities, tools, and downloads are available 24/7 for students to start applying what they’re learning in your classes or work-study into meaningful strides down their career path.

💡 Activities + Tools

These are resources that faculty and staff can recommend to students who have questions about starting their job or internship search, or who want to dive deeper into hands-on applications of the learning webinars you’ve already shown them.

What Employers Want + How to Show You Have It

To find a job or internship, students have to know what employers are looking for. Not just the specific requirements for the job but what skills employers are looking for too.

📥 Quick Downloads + Templates

Browse and download from a collection of samples and templates that will help with resumes, cover letters, networking and interview prep; some are for faculty and staff and others for students.

For Faculty

For Students

For Faculty & Staff

Writing a letter of reference for a student

For students with little or no professional experience, professors and co-op or internship supervisors become likely candidates to write letters of reference on the student's behalf.