To support you in your career search, the following sections provide resources that can help you in researching careers, developing the skills to present yourself effectively, and dealing with logistical issues such as summer housing or other internship-related issues.
Some students may know the exact career path they wish to pursue, while many others will be undecided. Whether you are just starting the think about career options or you have already started down a path, students are invited to take one of the UCS Career Assessments. These tools assist undergraduate students to gain a better understanding of their skills, interests, values and personality traits, and how those align with career options. Students are encouraged to visit the many UCS resources available to Research Industries, including a number of Career Videos / Tutorials that discuss both career paths and application materials.
As you begin your job application process, take the time to review the UCS sample Resumes, Cover Letters, tips on References and Additional Correspondence, including thank you letters. Keep in mind that many job opportunities are not advertised through a formal posting or interview program, so Networking is a vital piece of every successful job search. An important part of networking is your online profile, so please visit our tips on creating and maintaining a Professional Online Identity.
As you advance to the interview stage of your job search process, review our Interviewing resources as well as UCS tips and policies related to Job Offers. Finally, upon accepting an opportunity you can provide valuable insight and assistance to your peers. Tell us about your experiences on and off campus by completing our Surveys / Forms.