Undergraduates

Undergraduates

HELLO underGRADUATE STUDENTS!

The Career Center provides the following resources and service to undergraduate students. These services are designed to meet the career development and job search needs of students attending undergraduate programs at the University.

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE YEAR:

  • Attend workshops and career fairs to develop skills, learn about internships, and get contacts for employment.
  • Build your resume through targeted work experience and assess skills.
  • Clarify short and long term career goals and update your career plan by meeting with a career counselor.
  • Develop skills and build your resume through volunteer work and part-time employment.
  • Explore, research, clarify, and set goals by meeting with your academic advisor or career counselor.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to declare you’re major.
  • Select three areas that you would like to improve related to academic or career interests and discuss them with your academic advisor and career counselor to turn them into goals and activities.
  • Research careers and make notes on academic preparation and skill requirements for specific careers.
  • Schedule a meeting with career counselor or advisor to discuss interests and related majors, clarify goals, assess skills, and develop a career plan.
  • Schedule an appointment to take the Myers Briggs and the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory for exploring interests and understanding work style.
  • Schedule a meeting with a cooperative education coordinator to prepare for internships.
  • Use online career assessment tools and job postings to determine your interests and to get jobs.

JUNIOR YEAR:

  • Apply for a cooperative education or internship experience to build your resume, gain skills, learn new concepts, and find mentors.
  • Assess your skills related to career interests and technology and write three related goals and activities.
  • Attend employer workshops and Career Fairs.
  • Develop a list of contacts for references, internships and job opportunities.
  • Develop a resume for cooperative education or internships.
  • Get involved in clubs, volunteer work, and community service to develop leadership skills.
  • Meet with career center staff to update your resume, to review career plan, to prepare for graduate school admission and to assess skills.
  • Research Companies, Explore Choices, Network, and Prepare for professional Opportunities and Graduate School.
  • Request information on graduate schools, certification programs, and training programs for continued learning.
  • Use the Career Center resources to research companies that interest you and review hiring areas, practices, and requirements.
  • Use online career development programs.

SENIOR YEAR: 

  • Apply for graduate school and send support documents, e.g., transcripts, essay, test scores, and recommendations.  Research financial aid and graduate school assistantships.
  • Attend public sector, industry, and education job fairs. Complete a second cooperative education or internship experience.
  • Complete the Senior Packet for job placement, recommendations, and placement referrals. 
  • Contact employers, administrators, and faculty for recommendations.
  • Continue to develop your resume through co-op experiences, volunteer work, Internships, practicum, part-time employment, and community service.
  • Create a portfolio of recommendations, leadership experiences, awards, and work.
  • Fill out forms for graduation clearance
  • Meet with employers, faculty, and staff to request recommendations for jobs and graduate school admission.
  • Research organizations and industries for potential employment and preparation for interviews
  • Review and complete application requirements for graduate school.
  • Review and complete Senior Packet Forms: Part I: Senior & Graduate Job Placement Registration Materials, Part II: Instructions, Resources, Career Planning & Job Placement Services for Seniors & Graduates.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to develop a job search plan, to review short term and long term career goals, to do interview preparation, and to revise your resume.
  • Schedule mock interviews online and with a career counselor.
  • Update your career plan and resume.
  • Use CollegeCentral, Internet Listing, and Career Center Postings to assist with your job search.

CAREER CENTER SERVICES:

  • Alumni network and mentoring
  • Calendar of Events
  • Career Assessment
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Library Resources
  • Career Fairs
  • Career Counseling
  • Cooperative Education and Internships (PlacePro)
  • Credentials portfolio
  • Graduate School Information
  • On-campus Recruiting
  • Online Career Development Information and Job Postings
  • Placement Services: Job Postings and Online Job Searches
  • Resources for Job Search and Job Prep
  • Workshops on Job Search Skills, Professional Development and Industry Topics
  • Internship Opportunities, Information on Fellowships, and Research Opportunities

ONLINE SERVICES:

Online services enable you to schedule an appointment, research information, and develop your skills at times that meet your busy schedule.

  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles: Research careers, job descriptions, salary, and related careers.
  • EABSCC: Schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
  • College Central: Database for part-time and full-time job opportunities.
  • GradProfiles.Com: Provides graduate school profiles, expenses, and additional information.
  • Job information links by major.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Provides career information and includes job descriptions, earnings, working conditions, skills required and related web sites.
  • One Wire: Provides job and career information for finance and accounting majors.
  • Perfect Interview: Provides mock interviews online.
  • PlacePro: Helps you to research internship opportunities.
  • SIGI: Assists with clarification of goals, interests, and skills.
  • Strong Campbell Interest Inventory/Myers Briggs  (Career Interest and Personality Assessment)
  • Vault: Provides information on jobs, careers, top employers, educational programs, job search advice, and salary information.
  • Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers.


 

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