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Your career journey is a work in progress and often involves change and flexibility. The goal of the UIU Office of Career Development is to help you keep moving in the right direction toward a successful future. The Office of Career Development will assist you in a variety of career services, which are complimentary to current students and alumni.

Mission

The Office of Career Development provides student-centered career-related assistance and programs through flexible and multiple delivery systems: general career guidance, choosing a major, resume/cover letter advice, internship and job search, interview preparation, professional networking and branding, applying to graduate school, and more. Students are encouraged to:

  • Accept responsibility for their own career needs and direction.
  • Gain familiarity with the career world.
  • Pursue professional and career goals with both an ethical approach and self-knowledge.
  • Learn to adapt to and thrive in an ever-changing job market.
  • Utilize technology/social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, E-Portfolios).

Handshake

Handshake is UIU’s new online career management system, where students can find career-related documents, upload their resume, apply for jobs and internships, make appointments with career development staff and view upcoming career development events.

Parker Dewey

Parker Dewey is a platform for students to take part in short-term, professional, paid work experiences through Micro-Internships. Through these experiences you can demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. Unlike traditional internships, these paid opportunities typically range from only 5 to 40 work hours, and many can be completed remotely.

Professional Association Memberships

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Brianne Fenton ‘17

The mock interview questions were tailored to the position I was applying for and I received valuable feedback from career development staff on how to answer questions more similar to what my employer was expecting. With people having more experience than me, the interview was the most crucial part in landing my current job.

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Career Development Brochure

Download (PDF) the Office of Career Development brochure.