The Babb Center for Student Professional Development Center (CSPD) serves as a resource for local, regional and national organizations, assisting employers in all phases of the recruitment process of interns and full-time candidates.  Working closely with UAFS Career Services, the center provides services as such on-campus interviews, job postings, networking events, career fairs, practice interviews, resume referrals, and information sessions. 
 

To view the calendar of events, go to Calendar of Events.  To sign up to participate in an event, please contact the CSPD Office at (479) 788-7019 or Ron Orick at ron.orick@uafs.edu
 

Promoting Your Organization On Campus

Posting Jobs and Internships on CareerLink

The CSPD will promote, free of charge, internships, and full-time career opportunities to UAFS students through our on-line system, CareerLink.  Based on your specific requirements and qualifications, we will receive resume submissions from students and send their resumes to you.  You can register for CareerLink at https://uafortsmith-csm.symplicity.com/employers.  To send a targeted job via email to a specific group of students, give the CSPD office a call at (4790 788-7019.

Hosting an Intern

The CSPD encourages students to participate in internships and for employers to use internships as a recruiting tool that can help your organization staff for short-term employment and special projects. Internships provide employers the opportunity to observe student performance and evaluate them as potential future employees.  Internships can be paid or unpaid, full time or part time, requires no long term contracts and can be posted for students at any time.   To host an intern or obtain more information about hosting an intern, contact the CSPD office at (479) 788-7019.

On-Campus Interviews

On-site interview facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. CSPD coordinates the employment postings, manages resumes and schedules candidates for interviews. CSPD, working in closely with Career Services, will be happy to coordinate all aspects of your on-campus interviews. To schedule an On-Campus Recruiting date, just contact the CSPD office at (479) 788-7019.

Speaking Engagements

We strongly support student participation and leadership in student organizations as an important component of their professional development.  There are many organizations on campus that are industry specific, honors organizations, and specific interest groups that seek industry representatives to speak at their meetings.  In supporting these groups, CSPD receives requests and coordinates speakers for the groups.  If you would like to volunteer to be on this list, please contact the CSPD Office at (479) 788-7019 or Ron Orick at ron.orick@uafs.edu

Hosting "Corporate Mixer/Information Sessions"

The CSPD hosts several “Corporate Mixer” sessions during the Fall and Spring semesters.  These are informal sessions in which the students can sign up to network with a particular employer.  The recruiter has the opportunity to visit with students that are interested in their organization, provide information about employment opportunities, and “get to know” the students in a less formal setting. To sign up for a “Corporate Mixer/information Session", please contact the CSPD Office at (479) 788-7019 or Ron Orick at ron.orick@uafs.edu

Networking Events

The CSPD partners with the Career Services Office to host several networking events during the Fall and Spring semesters.  These include the Accounting Round Robin, Fall Career Fair and Grad School Expo, Spring Career Fair.  For information on these and other events, or to register for one of our events, you can do so online at the Calendar of Events.

Practice Interview Day

In partnership with the Western Arkansas Human Resources Association and the Career Services Office, the CSPD coordinates hosts a Practice Interview Day on campus in the Spring and Fall semesters. Students can sign up to “interview” for a position with a human resources professional.  At the end of the “interview”, the student receives feedback from the human resources professional concerning their interview skills, how they are dressed and their resume.  To participate in the Practice Interview Day, please contact the CSPD Office at (479) 788-7019 or Ron Orick at ron.orick@uafs.edu