Why use the career center?

The Career Center’s role is primarily educational: individuals learn career-planning and job-search techniques that they will use not only during college and immediately after graduation, but throughout their career life. Career Center staff members guide students in locating resources and developing career management skills.

Students who use the Career Center's services benefit from increased career awareness and job-search skills. Early career planning equals career success.

Our services cover three main areas: 1) career counseling and academic major exploration; 2) internships and relevant experience; and 3) job search, graduate school, and the world of work.

Career counseling and academic major exploration

  • Individual appointments with Career Resources Specialists
  • Self assessments and inventories such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory
  • Career course—IDS 120: Exploring Majors and Careers
  • Occupational information and trends
  • What Can I Do with This Major?
  • Goal-setting and decision-making assistance

Internships and relevant experience

  • Individual appointments with career resources specialists who specialize in the different colleges and schools within the University
  • Handshake, an online resource for full-time jobs and internships, which is free to students and alumni
  • Skill exploration
  • Mock interviews
  • Assistance and review of résumés and cover letters
  • Portfolio development
  • Employer/industry research
  • Networking

Job search, graduate school, and the world of work

  • Customized appointments with Career Resources Specialists
  • Assistance with the job-search process
  • Review of application materials
  • Interview assistance
  • Full-time job postings on Handshake
  • Assistance with applying for graduate or professional schools
  • Information on the world of work