The Office of Career Development offers a number of services that assist our students in their career development process. We will be glad to speak to your department, a class, or a student organization about career development resources, resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies, and other topics pertaining to career planning.

Many student do not know what career interests them – or even what major to select.  Career Development can guide students through those decisions both through one-on-one sessions and group workshops.

 

 

  • Career Connections

–Workshops featuring faculty, staff, alumni, and employers who offer participants career preparation guidance and mentoring.

–Topics discussed include goal planning, major selection, campus involvement, networking, social media, job searching, resumes, interviewing, and professional preparation

 

  • Graduate School Information Sessions

–Participants learn about the application process and career opportunities during and after graduate school

 

  • GRE Information Sessions

–Participants learn about resources for GRE preparation and test-taking tips

 

  • Career Fair Preparation Workshops

–Participants learn how to prepare for the on-campus career fairs and how to follow-up with prospective employers

 

  • Career Fairs

–Each fall and spring semester, students and alumni can meet prospective employers and graduate programs to learn about career opportunities

 

Review this link for the employers and graduate schools registered to attend the Career Fair on Wednesday, October 18, from 1:00pm-3:30pm in the University Center Commons.  Research the companies on their websites and social media pages so that you know how your education, experiences, and skills fit with the organizations’ missions.

 

 

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  • Other Helpful Resources
    • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com    A great resource for posting your resume online, networking with current and former contacts, and for locating potential job opportunities.  Increasingly, job applicants are locating jobs via LinkedIn rather than through traditional job advertisements.
    • YouTern: http://www.youtern.com  A website focused on providing college students and recent college graduates with resources and advice about job searches
    • CareerRookie: http://www.careerrookie.com/?siteid=crfbk11 Another website focused on job searches for recent college graduates and information on transitioning from college life to professional life.
    • Careerealism: http://www.careerealism.com  A website with useful information about résumés, interviewing, networking, and starting a career
    • College Central Network: www.collegecentral.com  Follow the directions below to upload your resume and to search for potential job opportunities.  This service is free to FMU students and alumni.
    • Jobipedia.org: http://jobipedia.org/#sthash.pT3L9rN3.dpbs  A website that allows student and alumni to pose questions about their employment goals to employers from many different companies.