Many students begin their college career with no established plan or goals. Knowing what direction to choose can be a daunting task to take on alone. Career Services assists students and alumni in their journey through the career process. If your student is still deciding on a major or career path, we provide self-assessments to help with decision-making.
Explore Major/Career Choice
Career counselors are available to meet with students individually by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Counselors review personal interests, strengths and aptitudes with the student as a preview to career planning. In-depth assistance helps the student clarify career direction or determine occupations of interest. The Career Exploration Class, University 103
, is offered by our counseling staff each quarter. This course helps prepare students in the selection of a major and career path and is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Some majors offer internship credits for students wishing to experience the real world view of their field; these are 290 classes listed in the course catalog
CS recruits employers to campus who are hiring for permanent positions throughout the year. Our goal of helping students secure employment with reputable, cutting-edge companies is reflected in recruitment efforts.
Counselors are available to advise on the graduate and professional school application process, including review of personal essays, exam study guides and registration material.
We encourage students to obtain career advice from alumni and other professionals working in diverse fields by conducting informational interviews. A student can gain professional experience and growth in the career choice through a Cooperative Education or internship
during the junior and/or senior year.
Employers report that students who complete internships have the qualities that they want and are more likely to get hired than those who do not get involved in the internship experience.
Assist Students with Securing a Permanent Job
Our counselors critique the content and presentation of resumes
and cover letters
. Mock interviews
, conducted by career counselors, are also available to practice interview techniques and strategies.
Career Services hosts events throughout the year that offer forums to network, gather information and meet employers.
Career intelligence is a way of understanding yourself and the world. It means being attuned to your internal, personal world: what engages you, what you care about, what gives your life meaning. Only by knowing yourself will you be able to make the right decisions about your career-decisions that reflect your most important personal values and concerns rather than being driven by external measure of success such as status or income.
- Barbara Moses, author of Career Intelligence