Dominate your next job hunt


Brian Bauer

he Career Center is located on 715 S. Wright St. It offers students many resources free of charge.

By Ava Traverso, Special sections Editor

In the world of careers and internships, the hunt for the right fit can seem daunting at first glance. However, you are not alone in your search and you do not have to feel frightened. Along with the thousands of students who are going through the same trials and tribulations you are, it can be helpful to find resources to simplify the employment search. Here is a compilation of a few of the multitude of campus resources for job searching students.

  • The University’s Career Center
    • The Career Center, located on 715 S. Wright St., offers tons of valuable resources for students to utilize. Some of these include career and major exploration guidance, tips for writing personal statements and cover letters, health profession-specific resources and interview tips. These resources are just the ones they have on their website as well. Some of the other services that The Career Center provides in their office include 30-minute Career Coaching sessions, 60-minute Mock Interview sessions and 30-minute Health Professions advising sessions to name a few. They also have the Career Closet, which is an excellent resource that offers free gently used, professional clothing for students in preparation for upcoming interviews and job fairs. No matter what your needs may be, The Career Center can be sure to help.
  • Handshake
    • Handshake is our University’s equivalent of LinkedIn. Upon enrollment, every student at the University automatically gets access to a free account through the service; they just have to claim the account. Handshake is great because it allows you to search through jobs and internships that have been vetted by the University so that you know you are applying for a credible and legitimate position. Handshake also boasts a user-friendly interface with features such displaying “New Jobs Recommended for You,” “Positions Popular in Your Major” and a tab with upcoming events on campus showing a calendar of the career fairs and applications that are due within the next few months. All in all, Handshake is a useful and easy tool for students to utilize.
  • College-specific resources
    • Even though the University offers resources that all students can access, many colleges offer different services for their specific students. Some of these include the Gies College of Business (which offers its own specific site called Gies Groups), the Grainger College of Engineering (they offer the service of being able to book rooms for interviews) and the Humanities Professional Resource Center (which offers a specific humanities network to communicate with alumni). If your college is not listed here, there are more than likely resources for your specific college as well.

Now that you have been armed with these tips and tricks for the job hunt, it can become a less scary prospect. Going into the unknown of job searching can now be exciting and educational. Now go forth and seek the right career for you.

Ava is a junior in ACES.

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