Employers look for graduates who know how to apply their strengths, interests, and abilities. Students can develop career readiness skills to prepare for the transition to the workplace – either for a part-time job, internship, or future career. Try these free, recommended resources to jump start your career readiness journey.

Technology at a Glance

  • .Focus 2 Career Website

    Focus 2 Career is a self-paced career and educational planning assessment tool that provides:

    • Career assessments
    • Information about occupations and academic disciplines
    • Side-by-side occupational comparisons
    • Action planning tool

      Learn more about Focus 2 Career

    • .Webinar Video Library Video Library

      View Past recordings of webinars from the following categories:

      • DCP Services and Resources
      • Career Panels
      • Health Professions and Graduate School
      • Interviewing
      • Job and Internship Search
      • Networking
      • Resume Writing
      • Grad Students

      Learn more about the Webinar Library

    • .CareerSpots Career Advice Videos Video Library

      Quick, informative videos on a variety of topics:

      • Be Career Ready – includes topics like career management, digital technology, and leadership
      • Internships – includes topics like preparation, internship search, the interview and your experience
      • Career Advice – includes topics like job search tips, resumes and cover letters, networking, and interviews

      Learn more about CareerSpots

    • .Big Interview Website

      Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help students improve their interview technique and build confidence through:

      • Mock Interviews
      • Interview Questions
      • Interview Feedback
      • Video Training
      • Step-by-Step Interview Answer Builder

      Learn more about Big Interview

    • .Internship Pathways Modules Career Pathways Tools

      Start your internship journey with these tools and action items

      • Before Applying – includes internship basics, exploring industries, and identifying career skills
      • Application & Selection – includes resumes and cover letters, promoting your online image, how to ace the interview, and evaluating your offers
      • During & After – includes how to standout and make connections during and after an internship

      Learn more about Internship Pathways Modules

    • .Discover • Connect • Succeed Career Pathways Tools

      These three pathways present recommended action items and tools to accomplish them:

      • Discover – develop a focus by exploring majors and career options while connecting with employers through panels and informational interviews
      • Connect – develop networking skills with alumni and future employers while building experience through internships and on-/off-campus jobs
      • Succeed – conduct company and industry research to find meaningful opportunities through fairs, employer info sessions, and on-campus interviews

      Learn more about Discover • Connect • Succeed 

    • .Handshake for Students Website

      STUDENTS can use Handshake to:

      • Find Internships and Jobs – full- and part-time, on- and off-campus
      • Connect with Employers – learn about jobs and employers through info sessions and from students who previously worked there
      • Prepare – register for workshops and advising and see which employers are coming to career fairs

      Sign on to Handshake 

    • .Handshake for Employers Website

      EMPLOYERS can use Handshake to:

      • Post Internships and Jobs – plus browse student profiles and resumes to find potential candidates
      • Connect with Students – at career fairs, info sessions, and other recruitment opportunities
      • Sign Up for On-Campus Interviewing – attract qualified candidates for internships and jobs

      Sign on to Handshake 

    • .Launch your Learning Career Pathways Tools

      Students can develop highliy-demanded skills for the workplace – either for a part-time job, internship, or future career on topics including:

      • Problem Solving
      • Oral/Written Communication Skills
      • Professionalism/Work Ethic
      • Leadership

      Learn how to Launch Your Learning

    • .My Next Move Website

      My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. This site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of wokers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.
      Learn more about My Next Move

    • .VMock Website

      Upload a PDF copy of your resume and receive instant feedback to get into the Green Zone.

      • Receive personalized recommendations based on presentation, impact and competencies
      • Improve your resume with line-by-line feedback
      • Share your resume and feedback with others outside the platform

      Learn more about VMock