Career Services assists students and alumni with one-on-one appointments and services designed to launch a career.
One of the most significant decisions you will make as a student is deciding on your major, and sometimes it can be an overwhelming decision. Career/Major Exploration helps you understand how your unique interests apply to a major and career ambitions. We want to help you not only make these important decisions now but to empower you with the knowledge and skills you will need to make future career and life decisions. Our staff members won't tell you what to do, what you should major in, or what career you should pursue. Our goal is to serve as a fellow traveler along your journey to forming your own conclusions and making your own decisions.
What can I do with this major?
Whether you are exploring several majors or looking to gain further insight into your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers.
This O*NET assessment tool is one of the most trusted FREE online instruments. This tool can help you identify and discover your interests, connect how these relate to the world of work, and brainstorm careers you might want to explore.Take this quick personality instrument to help you discover more about your individual characteristics and how they can relate to your job search. IMPORTANT: Choose the 'Temperament Mini Report' for free results upon completion. You DO NOT need to pay for a report. Explore the Keirsey website for more information on your temperament and how to connect it with possible career options.
Completing this checklist will allow you to brainstorm what you know you are good at and self-rate your skills and abilities. Print and complete the checklist to help prioritize your skills. As you research majors/careers, consider the required skills for that career or jobs in that area, and whether or not these are skills you feel you possess or could develop.
*Other ways to identify your skills include reflection on your personal accomplishments, academic performance in various subjects, previous jobs or community service projects you’ve worked on, and feedback you receive from others.
Your values are what is important to you. People tend to feel most satisfied when their work satisfies their values. Work values are the characteristics of a job that are important to you, such as salary, amount of independence, required hours, etc. Lifestyle values characterize what preferences you desire for your future, such as living in a particular location, a fulfilling family life, the ability to travel etc.
Print and complete the checklist to help prioritize YOUR values. As you research potential majors and careers, consider whether or not they will allow you to fulfill these values/life preferences.
A free, quick personality inventory based on MBTI and Jungian Typology. Your results will highlight a personality type and provide insight into why you do the things you do. Understanding your preferences and traits are important when considering careers and how you interact with others and make decisions.
Free, 50-question inventory to help you determine where you rank in 5 major dimensions of personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. *Users have the option of creating a profile to save results after finishing the assessment, but you don't have to in order to view and print results. Truity also offers additional assessments for purchase if desired by the user.
- Click on the Focus2 link above to log in
- If you are a first-time user, click the REGISTER button
- Your Access Code is: redhawk
- Complete personal details using your Southeast email.
Whether you are applying for an on-campus or part-time job while a student, applying for an internship, or getting ready to apply to your first ""real"" job after graduation, it will be necessary for you to have the skills and knowledge to write a quality resume and cover letter. Our office can provide guidance on getting your documents ready, so you highlight your skills, qualities, and experiences to get an interview!
Appointments are designed to provide feedback on formatting and resume writing guidelines tailored to your job search or current needs. Be prepared to discuss the job you are applying to or the industry you are looking at applying to during your appointment to help guide the conversation. We will not write your resume or cover letter for you. Our staff are trained to help assist you in tailoring your resume or cover letter, so you capitalize on your experience and skills to show an employer you are the candidate they want.
- Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes beforehand.
- Dress professionally and bring with you any documents or materials you think you would bring to the actual interview.
- Remember, you are doing this to reduce your anxiety, get answers to your interviewing concerns, and work to modify these, so you can rock your interview when you have to do it for real!
We meet with students and alumni to discuss how to begin searching for a job or internship. It can be hard to know exactly who is hiring in your industry, what job titles and descriptions mean, or maybe what you want to do with your major following graduation. Our goal is to help you learn about career tools and build your skills for the job search process. We do not "place" students in internships or jobs or influence the hiring processes of companies.
A staff member will need to ask you questions related to your experiences, skills, values, personality, and career goals to provide you with guidance and assistance in accessing resources relevant to your search. Depending on your needs, you could have multiple appointments, but the process will be focused, short-term, and goal-oriented.
- Whether or not you need graduate school
- Researching schools or programs
- The application process (timelines, testing requirements, interview preparation, etc.)
- Review of application materials (personal statements, resumes/CV's etc.)
- Resume/cover letter reviews
- Job/Internship search (assistance with Handshake, Career Expo preparation, etc.)
- Social media & Networking (LinkedIn photo assistance, practice of 30-second pitch, etc.)
- Interview preparation (what to wear, what to take with you, questions to ask, etc.)
To request assistance in this area, faculty will need to complete and submit the Faculty Request Form. Assistance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and, due to high demand, forms must be submitted prior to or within the first three weeks of the current semester. We will do our best to accommodate all submitted requests.
Due to CS staff availability, if a faculty member wishes to have their students complete a practice (mock) interview as a required assignment, it is strongly recommended that students are encouraged to schedule their interview as soon as possible and are provided with a minimum of 4 weeks to complete their interview.
Please contact Career Services with any questions.
Career Services OverviewComprehensive overview of the services, resources, and program opportunities available through Career Services.
Career Services Overview (First-year Student/UI100)Intended for sections of UI100, this presentation includes a comprehensive overview of the services, resources, and program opportunities available through Career Services as well as more detailed information on the FOCUS-II assessment.
Career Expo PreparationMaximizing opportunities available through career expos including employer research prior to the event, appropriate dress, creating a strong first impression, communicating relevant skills, and appropriate follow-up.
Graduate School PreparationInsight into the graduate school application process, how to identify and research schools, personal statements, scholarship and funding sources.
Internship & Job Search StrategiesAn overview of resources and strategies used in searching for an internship or full-time employment. Topics covered include setting goals, targeting and researching employers, networking, and generating interviews.
Interviewing SkillsInformation on the different types of interviews, how to prepare, making an impression, common questions, appropriate dress, and effective follow-up.
Networking & Online PresenceUsing networking tools as an effective job search and career development strategy.
Resume & Cover Letter WritingStrategies for developing a resume and cover letter that markets relevant skills and experiences to employers.
Selecting a Major & CareerOverview of the major/career exploration process including assessment tools and resources available to guide the career decision-making process.
Southeast graduates are eligible to receive full career advising/coaching services for up to one year post graduation. All alumni, regardless of graduation year, are eligible for up to four sessions of in-person or virtual coaching. Individualized services include:
- Resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile consultation
- Networking and job searching strategy
- Mock interview
- Career decision making and transition
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Canvas Online Learning Lab
Career Services is on Canvas! Enroll in our Online Learning Lab to submit resumes or cover letters for review and to access additional career resources. Have your resume reviewed by one of our staff members. You'll receive feedback on format, content, and other important factors.