How the Program Works
- Referral. Candidates are referred to The Dual Career Assistance Office by the Office of the Provost, Deans, Department Chairs, Vice Presidents or department heads. Basic information about the status of a search and/or an offer of employment is given at that time, along with information about the spouse or partner.
- Initial consultation. An initial consultation is conducted with the spouse or partner to determine his or her employment interests, skills and needs. Face to face meetings are encouraged; if not practicable, initial consultations by phone, videoconference or email are also available.
- Customized assistance. The services offered through the Dual Career Assistance Program are customized to fit individual needs. Assistance is given to identify appropriate employment opportunities and networking contacts.
- Pre-offer spousal or partner consultations during the interviewing stage.
- Job search assistance.
- Networking on your behalf with our network partners and provide networking assistance.
- Access to job openings at the University.
- Resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter critique.
- Assistance with interviewing techniques and salary negotiations.
- Information about local employment demographics.
- Other information that may be useful in a job search.
An individual’s own job search efforts and follow up are crucial to the success of the program.