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Center for Pathway Experiences

Resources for Faculty/Staff

 
Paige Jones HeadshotCenter for Pathway Experiences, Program Director
 
"We want to develop students holistically, so that upon graduation, they are ready. Ready for the workforce or graduate school, and just ready for life in general. This is what Pathways can help with. We are here to help students find a pathway experience, fund summer experiences with a competitive scholarship, and finish their undergraduate degree with a graduation cord upon completing a written reflection survey of their experience."
 
The Center for Pathway Experiences is here to help you as you work with undergraduate students as they pose questions about internships and other pathway experiences. 
 

Our Services to you include:

  • Syllabi Statement For Captsone Classes OR Senior Level Classes:

    Graduation Cord Opportunity for Seniors: Have you completed a pathway experience, such as an internship, fieldwork, research, or job related to your major? Research shows that to maximize your pathway, it is important to stop, reflect, and analyze the experience. The University has developed the Pathway Reflection and Evaluation Form to help guide you through these steps. Upon completion of the form (approximately 15 minutes) you will receive a pathway cord to wear at graduation, and a chance to win a free professional headshot from the Image Center. To apply, visit www.usm.edu/pathways.
  • Faculty access to Handshake, provided by Career Services to promote internship, part-time and full-time job opportunities for students.
  • Consulting with faculty to discuss best practices for building their own internship or how to best guide and mentor students. For more information, click on the link for Best Practices for Internships, Fieldwork and Other Pathway Experiences.
  • Scholarships for Student Pathway Experiences. Encourage your students to apply for funding for summer experiences by March 1st.
  • In class or virtual presentations. Request an in-class presentation.
  • Advise students on searching for internships/pathways. Encourage your students to contact us to request an appointment time.
  • Submit a reflection & verification for graduation cords. Encourage your students to submit a reflection if they completed an experience. Please see the syllabi statement above to use.
  • Record, assess and report data/trends on internships/pathways related to learning outcomes, clarification of post-graduation goals and development of career-readiness skills.
  • Supporting and promoting student involvement in career and job fair events coordinated by the Career Services office.
  • Other ideas or suggestions for supporting your Department, faculty or students?  Contact us at pathways@usm.edu to discuss.

Want to show a video in class?

See below our student presentations from some of our past summer scholarship recipients:

Allie Estorge: Political Science

Jacob James - Business Administration

Marissa Gandolfo-Muller, Forensic Science (Biological Sciences)

Shailee Manadhar, Mathematics and Economics

Shanell Brent, Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Us

Center for Pathway Experiences
McLemore Hall, First Floor

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
pathwaysFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4976