Resources & Tools
Career Services subscribes to a number of tools and resources that students can access free of charge. The most notable resources are CareerBeam, InterviewStream, and What Can I Do With This Major.
Online Resources for StudentsClick or enter to reveal information below
- Career Planning allows your students to complete career assessments in order to help create a personal career plan by identifying their interests, skills, values, and ideal work environment.
- Getting The Job covers creating a pitch, cover letters, follow-up, and job postings.
- Research Tools provides your students with search aides including People Search, Industry Reports, WorldWide Company Search, US Company Search, a Salary Wizard, and E-Library (over 1,400 career resources in alphabetical order).
- Account is the section where you can personalize your search and manage your profile, such as documents, companies, job alerts, internships, contacts, and calendar.
GoinGlobal is a tool to help students find employment abroad as well as at home. It features recommended sites and detailed resource descriptions for vital employment topics such as: country employment outlook, top company listings, work permit and visa regulations, resume/cv writing guidelines, and cultural advice. Additionally, international students will find the H1B Database particularly useful - it provides extensive and detailed access to U.S. Department of Labor H1B visa application records.
Career Services and the UA Libraries have collaborated to provide "UA Interview Preparation" powered by InterviewStream. This resource helps students practice their interviewing skills in an interactive format. Students can choose from 7500+ interview questions, record the interview, and send the interview to someone else, such as yourself, for review (if they wish). For faculty members wishing to integrate interview preparation into their curriculum, assigning students to utilize InterviewStream is an excellent option.
Created by the University of Tennessee, this website helps students connect majors with careers. For each major of interest, students can find outlines of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
Disclaimer: Please note that this system is provided as a resource to students but is not maintained by the UA Career Services.
The UA Alumni Career Lab is pleased to announce the Wildcat Career Network, an online platform that connects UA students and alumni with alumni mentors for informational interviews, resume reviews, and mock interviews.
All alumni are welcome to sign up as advisers on the Wildcat Career Network. We've provided sample messaging and graphic elements to use when sharing this platform with potential alumni mentors.
Career Services staff are available upon request to present to classes and student clubs and organizations.
Presentations to Classes & Student GroupsClick or enter to reveal information below
Presentation Request Time Frames: We ask that presentation requests be made as soon as possible and within the final six weeks of the previous semester prior to the start of a new semester. Presentation requests made within this window of time will be honored when at all possible. Requests made outside of this time frame require at least two weeks notice and will be accommodated as staffing allows.
Group Size Requirements: Our goal is to provide engaging, informative, and activity-driven presentations. Our presentations work best for groups of 15 students or more. If your group is less than 15 students, please contact our office to speak with us about alternative resources you can use that are appropriate for your group size.
Presentation Location: Our workshop room can accommodate up to 40 people, or we can arrange to present at other locations on UA’s main campus.
Evening Presentation Requests: Our staff is available for presentations Monday-Friday between 8:00am-7:00pm. All evening presentations must start no later than 6:00pm and end no later than 7:00pm.
Using the four-year career roadmap, this presentation will explore the five tools students need to get started and build a personal brand: a personalized career plan, Wildcat Joblink registration, LinkedIn profile, a professional resume, and a 20-second elevator pitch.
Career Exploration (Ideal for First & Second Year Students Who May Be Undecided on Their Major/Career Choice)
This presentation will introduce resources for students to explore potential careers and assist them in creating a professional career plan.
This presentation will introduce resources to assist students in writing a professional resume. Activities will encourage participants to reflect upon and articulate professional and academic experiences gained during their time as a student.
Applying to Graduate School
This presentation will explore the factors students should consider when planning to apply to graduate school as well as tips and resources available through Career Services during their search and application process.
This presentation will focus on how to leverage your social network in order to discover potential internship and career opportunities including using LinkedIn. Methods of effective networking, professional etiquette, and strategies for fostering connections will be discussed.
This presentation will provide strategies for completing a successful internship or job search by finding opportunities of best fit through online resources, professional networking, and social media.
This presentation will identify key interview preparation tips as well as discuss how to articulate skills employers cite as most important in today’s job market using the STAR method.
Training for Faculty & StaffClick or enter to reveal information below
The training includes an overview of services, hands-on exposure to the different resources available through our website, an opportunity to become familiar with major-specific resources and information on how to make effective referrals to Career Services. If you'd like more information about upcoming events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to schedule a visit!
Career Education Resources & Online Tools
Monday, February 6th @ 12:00pm, Career Services Workshop Room, SUMC 411
Description: From interactive modules to new online tools, join us for a review of everything available to you for helping students explore their careers.
Resume Boot Camp
Tuesday, March 14th @ 9:00am, Career Services Workshop Room, SUMC 411
Description: For many of our students, the first person to read their resume won’t be a person. Come join us for Resume Boot Camp to learn the basics of crafting an effective resume that maximizes the scoring algorithms of Applicant Tracking Systems.