Career Guides

Career Center guides are designed to help students explore career paths, build experience, and successfully launch after graduation. Each interactive PDF guide provides templates, resources, and targeted tips based on topic. Feel free to download, print, or share as needed.


Explore Your Options

The Guides below are a great place to start if you’re still exploring majors and/or careers of interest.

Start here if you’re still exploring majors and/or careers of interest.

Review the 4 essential milestones and steps you can take for career success.

Explore 100+ major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities.

Self Assessments

As you evaluate your major and career options, it’s helpful to also take inventory of your personality, interests, values, and skills to help prioritize what is most important to you in your career journey.


Build Experience

The Guide below will help you find ways to build professional skills and engage in networking and mentoring opportunities both on and off campus to ensure you’re career-ready by graduation.

Identify your existing skills and strengths, and discover the various way to build new career-related skills through co-curricular programs, internships, and volunteerism.


Launch

The Guides below will help you find a job or internship, craft a resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, and learn about graduate school.

This guide covers: starting your search, networking with employers, attending job/internship fairs and info sessions, utilizing LinkedIn, and more.

This guide covers: resume basics, resume samples by interest area, online resume review (VMock), cover letter basics, and more.

This guide covers: interviewing basics, common interview questions, interview attire, and more.

This guide covers: exploring graduate school, types of graduate degrees, application requirements, and more.

This guide covers: the types of opportunities for graduate students, how to find opportunities, how to utilize LinkedIn, and more.

This guide covers: building your LinkedIn profile, networking, and strategies to leverage LinkedIn for your job search.


Identity & Special Topics

The Guides below will help provide additional career resources for international, undocumented, and graduate students.

This guide covers: the job/internship search process, resumes, networking, interviewing, understanding cultural differences, and more.

This guide provides information about attaining experience, disclosing status, preparing for graduate school, etc.

This guide covers: the types of opportunities for graduate students, how to find opportunities, how to utilize LinkedIn, and more.