Career Services offers various research tools for you regarding your future career. We provide information that will help you succeed as a you prepare to enter the workforce. Explore these different tools to learn things that will help develop your career.
Whatever your career questions and needs may be, you will find staff in the Career Services Center dedicated to helping you find answers and learn procedures for pursuing your career path. To help you get started, here are some suggestions for
Career Exploration and Research Stages
Stage 1: Getting Started
- Explore interests, values, and skills by taking a variety of classes.
- Take the interests assessments ans self-assessments surveys available on Alaska Career Information Systems.
- Get involved in student clubs and campus activities around UAA or clubs and organizations in the community to continue developing leadership skills.
- Participate in volunteer programs.
- Plan a summer work experience to investigate a career interest.
- Get a part-time job to develop skills.
- Begin developing good relationships with faculty and advisors.
- Focus on making grades a priority.
- Start putting together a resume.
Stage 2: Career Exploration and Development of Marketable Skill
- Get involved in leadership positions around campus or in the community.
- Decide on a major.
- Continue building relationships with faculty and mentors.
- Seek out job shadowing opportunities through the Career Services Center's Career Pathways program.
- Perform informational interviews with various professionals to research career options.
- Take elective courses to develop marketable skills.
- Plan for an internship.
- Refine your resume.
Stage 3: Build Experience & Network
- Gain additional leadership experience.
- Explore internship opportunities with various companies in your career path.
- Start investigating your options if you are considering graduate school.
- Build you resume by meeting with a staff member of the Career Services Center.
Stage 4: Job Searching Skills
- Develop strategies for finding a job or getting into graduate school.
- Develop interviewing skills by attending workshops and doing mock interviews.
- Attend resume and cover letter writing workshops.
- Hone networking skills to assist in the job search process.
- Attend the career fairs that Career Services Center hosts in the fall and spring semesters.
- Begin a list of target employers.