»Handshake - Launched in July 2018, this career portal personalizes student's career recommendations, connecting them to local, national, and international companies.
»FOCUS is a self-paced program designed to assist students and alumni with analyzing where you are in your current career-planning phase. By using FOCUS, you will learn how to make more realistic decisions about your goals and plans, how to self-manage your career and the importance of adaptability in these times of change.
»LinkedIn Jobs leverages the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunities. Harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
Other online resources to assist you in career exploration:
- One Wire (for Business & Finance Majors)
- Job Finder Advisory
- What Can I do with a Major in…?
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Becomeopedia.com - Find information about how to become hundreds of careers including education requirements, job descriptions, salary info, and future career paths.
- How to Become ... - Provides detailed information on over 500 popular careers to guide you on the right path.
Speak with a Career Counselor for information on individual assessment tools. You may make an appointment by calling 903.813.2074 or email email@example.com.
This group has grown from 500 members in Fall 2010 to approximately 2500 members as of July 2014. How has this happened? More and more alumni are active on LinkedIn.com and are offering to provide mentoring and guidance to current Austin College students and fellow alumni.
Career Services provides guides for building a professional profile. Current students should make an appointment with a Career Counselor at 903.813.2074 to learn the standards for utilizing this network.
Additional information is in the LinkedIn Binder resource.
WHAT IS AN INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW?
Information interviews involve seeking information only, not job search assistance or consideration. By phone, in person, or by letter, you could ask: "Could I meet with you to learn about your background? I am currently researching options, and your field/job is of particular interest. An information interview with you could help me formulate my goals." In truth, it is a pre-search activity, not really a job search activity. Through brief interviews, collect career biographies of individuals who work in fields you are researching. Meeting people and asking pertinent questions is the best way to narrow your goals and identify effective next steps. The more you learn about career biographies and the more you know about fields and functions, the easier it will be to develop goals and to make decisions regarding appropriate next steps. For more information, download the document: The Informational Interview.