There are several ways to begin investigating career options and finding a job. Doing some self exploration, interacting with alumni and recruiters and getting hands-on experience will assist you in exploring the endless variety of industries, career tracks, and job opportunities within your chosen major. Discover what you enjoy doing and the skills and talents you possess. Match these skills and talents with career possibilities. Pick a variety of career fields you would be interested in and investigate them. Research companies and career paths.
Career assessments can aid students in the process of exploring and selecting a major, general occupational interests or a specific career field. The University of Arizona Student Engagement & Career Development office offers
- CareerBeam is a state-of-the-art program to help you in your job search. It is a self-paced process for implementing a strategic career search using web-enabled exercises and research tools to guide your process.
Did you know?
Employers responding to NACE's 2017 Internship & Co-op Survey have consistently identified the following competencies as crucial for intern hires to possess:
- Information processing;
- Decision making/problem solving; and
- Verbal communication.
Do you have these proven skills/qualities? Are they evident in your resume? Could you give examples to prove these qualities in an interview? If you need to improve these skills/qualities what will you do between now and graduation to excel in these areas?
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