Career Development Month

November is recognized as National Career Development Month by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).  In celebration, UAA students, alumni, and community employers are invited to explore, develop, and connect through career development programming, including the annual Fall Career Fair and a variety of workshops and presentations.  

Register for the UAA 2020 Virtual Fall Cair Fair today! 

The College of Engineering also offers a variety of professional development opportunities every Friday through the fall semester. Visit the College of Engineering website for more details! 

  Professional Development Seminars

Four business professionals hold "We hire UAA grads" stickers

Schedule of Events

  • JCPenney Suit Up 

    October 22-24, 2020 | All Day Virtual Event

    Gear up for November’s Career Development Month events and get ready to dress to impress at your next job interview. JCPenney, in partnership with UAA Career Services is having their annual Suit-Up Event virtually! For three days (October 22-24, 2020), UAA students, alumni, faculty and staff will have access to this exclusive shopping event!

    Discounts can be applied online or in-stores for 30% off select men's and women's career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories.

    Register on Handshake to get your 30% coupon code and start saving!

  • Career Connections | Careers in Government and Public Service

    October 27, 2020 | 1pm - 1:45pm 

    Looking to make a difference in the U.S. or across the world? Whether in public policy, science, or health, careers in government and public service have endless possibilities to impact the lives of others. 

    This virtual informational networking event is appropriate for students of ALL majors, giving students a chance to connect directly with employers and gain new insights and advice about how to launch a career in the government and public service sectors.  

    This virtual event will include a 30 minute panel discussion, followed by an open Q&A. Register on Handshake!

  • Career Connections | Careers Supporting Alaska Native Communities

    November 3, 2020 | 1pm - 1:45pm 

    What kinds of jobs are needed in our Alaska Native communities? What career paths can help people, especially now during COVID-19? Connect with professionals in your community to learn about how to build your network and develop meaningful careers. 

    This virtual event is hosted in celebration of Alaska Native/ American Indian Heritage Month. It will include a 30 minute panel discussion, followed by an open Q&A. Register on Handshake!

  • Tips for Virtual Interviewing

    November 4, 2020 | 11am - 11:30am  

    Interviews were stressful enough, but now there is the added pressure of ensuring you have a professional background, decent camera, proper lighting, and know how to use the required technology. It can be overwhelming! Thankfully Career Services is here to help. Join us for a 20 minute presentation, and Q+A on interviewing virtually. We will cover everything you need to be successful. Register on Handshake today!  

  • Starting Your Career Journey with Handshake | Compass Workshop Series

    November 4, 2020 | 1pm - 2pm 

    Come explore the benefits of Handshake, the University of Alaska’s career management platform. Handshake is free to all students, and is a great way to connect with employers, discover job and internship opportunities, and attend virtual events. 

    Attend this workshop to discover what Handshake can do for your career development today.

    Register using google forms today! 

  • Career Connections | Careers in Military Service 

    November 10, 2020 | 1pm - 1:45pm 

    The Military offers an incredible range of career fields and opportunities. Hear from military personnel on how they’ve used their passion and talents to support our country and explore the breadth of specialties you can hold in opportunities spanning across enlisted service, officer careers, federal employment and more. 

    This virtual event will include a 30 minute panel discussion, followed by an open Q&A. Register on Handshake!

  • UAA 2020 Virtual Fall Career Fair

    November 18, 2020 | 12pm - 4pm 

    Connect with employers virtually in celebration of November’s Career Development Month! Career fairs are a great way to get a leg up with companies that interest you. Hosted through Handshake, this virtual format will enhance the experience, allowing you to:

    • Meet with employers. Interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat.
    • Discover new career opportunities. Get personalized recommendations based on your Handshake profile for which employers to connect with.
    • Never wait in line, ever. Pre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers ahead of the fair or on the day-of.
    • Make an impression. Bring your unique perspective to the table, ask great questions, and follow up with recruiters after the fair.

    Register on Handshake today and start signing up for sessions with employers! 

    Employers: Register to attend the fair on Handshake by November 11, 2020 | 11:59 pm AKSD. 

    Visit Handshake and click ‘all employers’ to see a complete list of companies participating in the UAA 2020 Virtual Fall Career Fair.


If you require an interpreter or transcription in order to fully participate in Career Services events please contact at least 48 hours in advance to request an accommodation.