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Have you ever wondered what goes on at the career center, who it’s for or why you should visit? We spoke with Hannah McIntyre and Amanda Butkiewicz, assistant directors of career readiness at ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services. They know the ins and outs of the career center and have a ton of great tips to help you navigate all of the resources available to you. Here are the top must-use resources that will help you find your path, explore career options and be successful.
If you aren’t already familiar with this great tool, you should check it out. Handshake is an engine of exploration for jobs and internships around the country and the world. It will help connect you to career and internship-readiness events, connect with peers and other institutions, and get any career-related question you have answered.
Using the ASU Mentor Network, you can connect with professionals who want to help you succeed. The great thing about this network is that you can use it for a variety of connection levels, so you’re likely to find one that works for you. Here are just a few of the things you can do with it:
Set up an informational interview with someone in a position you admire.
Connect with like-minded people through Career Interest Communities.
Start a conversation with a student who’s had an internship you’re interested in by using the peer-to-peer messaging system.
Ask a question or explore answers in the Q&A section.
Career and Professional Development Services offers a ton of events throughout the semester. Check out the event calendar on Handshake to take a look at the upcoming events and sign up for one. The events cover a wide range of helpful topics, from drop-in advising to rapid resume reviews, employer panels, interview practice sessions, networking workshops — the list goes on. Add any events that interest you to your calendar.
It’s beneficial to meet with a career and industry specialist no matter where you are on your career journey. They can help you focus on your interests and see the bigger picture for your future. They work to help you understand different opportunities and may even give you tasks to complete (like setting up an informational interview) to see if a certain career path is interesting to you.
Every location of Career and Professional Development Services supports ASU’s Spring Career and Internship Fair. Check the events calendar on Handshake for a list of events to help you prepare for the fair such as Rapid Resume Reviews, which are one-on-one and small group advising sessions that teach important strategies for crafting a successful resume.
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