What is Career Services?
Career Services can offer students counseling and other resources designed to help students reach their career goals. Career Services can help students identify their work values, personality, interests, skills, and abilities as they relate to their work preferences. Career Services provides students an opportunity to explore suitable career choices that match the student as an individual.
Career services available
- Career Counseling Appointments
- Career Assessments
- Career Advice
- Resume & Cover Letter Advice & Critique
- Mock Interviews
Visit with Career Services if you are:
- Undecided about a major
- Changing careers and returning to college after a long absence
- Applying for jobs and need assistance with developing effective tools for your job search such as:
- Professional resume
- Cover letter
- Interview strategies and skills
- Refining effective networking techniques
- Developing a LinkedIn profile
Self-assessment (understanding your interests, skills and values) is an important step in the career planning process. There are many tools that can provide you with information and ideas for understanding, prioritizing and clearly articulating your unique career interests.
These tools are designed to help you articulate your interests, skills strengths and values. Some people find comparing their interests and strengths with other groups of people helpful; others don’t.
Self-Directed Search (SDS)
The Self-Directed Search (SDS) is a career interest test that asks questions about your aspirations, activities, skills, and interests in different jobs. From the responses, the SDS produces your personal three-letter Summary Code, which you can use to find occupations and fields of study that match well with your personality. We offer both the online and the paper-and-pencil form of this test so it can be taken individually by students and used in classrooms.
To take the SDS:
- Contact Career Services for a short appointment with the Career Services Coordinator.
Some recommended career resources are listed below:
Job search, resume tools, and other resources. Includes job postings across the state of Kansas.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook gives a complete listing of Occupations in the United States. Searches are easy to do on this site and give thorough results. Each occupation gives information on the nature of the work, working conditions, training or education required, earnings, related occupations, as well as sources and links for additional information.
My Road is a great resource for students who are undecided on their major as well as those who need information on colleges and universities. Visitors to this site can take an interest survey to help them decide on a career path, explore different college majors, choose a college based on your personal interests and needs, and research different careers. Some of these items may be viewed without a membership to the site, others require a username and password.
Making informed career decisions can be a daunting and sometime near impossible task. CareerOverview.com is a non-commercial website dedicated to providing aspiring career professionals and students with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information whereby helping them to make better, more information career choices.