By using the Career Center’s services, students learn how to take control of and manage their career development.
The Career Center’s role is primarily educational: students learn career-planning and job-search techniques that they will use not only during college and immediately after graduation, but throughout their career life. While the Career Center guides students in locating resources, it’s up to the students to continue their research and networking after they leave our office.
Unfortunately, many students wait until their senior year to use the services, thus missing the benefits of increased career awareness and job-search skills. Early career planning equals career success.
Our services cover three main areas: career counseling and major exploration; internship and cooperative education; and career recruitment and employment.
Career Counseling and Major Exploration
- Individual appointments with career counselors
- IDS 120: “Approaches to Career Life Planning” course
- Job Shadowing
- Occupational information and trends
- Careers related to academic majors
- Goal-setting and decision-making assistance
Internship and Cooperative Education
- Individual appointments with coordinators specializing in the different colleges within the University
- Internship/cooperative education postings on JobTracks, a web-based resource for jobs and on-campus recruiting
- Skill exploration
- Practice interviews
- Resume/curriculum vitae development
- Job-search letters assistance
- Portfolio development
- Information on the world of work
- Employer/industry research
Career Recruitment and Employment
- Customized appointments with coordinator
- Assistance with job-search materials
- Job-search assistance
- Interview assistance
- On-campus recruiting
- Full-time job postings on JobTracks
- Graduate school preparation assistance