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Your Career Journey

As early as your first year, discover your strengths, values, abilities, interests and skills through career assessment tests. Once you have identified your interests, investigate your opportunities to confirm you are on the right path. Explore Career Clusters and graduate school options that align with your professional interests.

Attending events, networking, internships and work experience help sharpen your focus and build your credentials. These experiences are reflected in your job-search tools: resume, cover letter, interviewing skills and LinkedIn profile.

When beginning a job or internship search, at any point in your career journey, be sure to update and refine your job-search tools. This is best done in conjunction with your professional Career Advisor or through a drop-in resume review with a Peer Career Coach. Search for opportunities using Handshake, job boards and employer websites. Networking via job shadowing, career treks, LinkedIn and Alumni Connect will aide in building relationships that could lead to additional opportunities.

Once you have identified opportunites to pursue, submit your current job-search tools via the application process. Stay organized by keeping a log of all employer contacts, interview offers and follow-up activities.

Miami Students Lead Globally

Kristen Tucker '20

Major: Marketing & Business Analytics
Business Analyst Intern, Abercrombie & Fitch
Noblesville, IN

"In my marketing 291 honors class sophomore year, we did a client project for Abercrombie & Fitch where we got to present at their home office in Columbus, OH! This past year at career fair, I was able to reconnect with the recruiter from A&F who ran the project the year before. From there, I interviewed with them twice at the Career Center and then at their office in Columbus before I accepted an offer as a Business Analyst Intern for this upcoming summer!"

Lindsey McCready '19

Major: Political Science and Psychology 
Graduate Student, William & Mary Law School
Springfield, OH

"After taking the LSAT class through Miami, I took the LSAT. and went on to take the Applying to Law School class (PLW 401) offered through the pre-law center. Within a week of submitting my application, I had received a full-ride to William and Mary, which I later decided to accept. I’m very excited to start law school and be on my way to my future career as an attorney."

Max Leveridge

Max Leveridge '18

Major:Environmental Earth Science & Environmental Science and Sustainability
Biology Assistant at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

"My internship is through the Geoscientists-In-the-Parks program put on by the Geological Society of America in partnership with the National Parks Service ( I hope to gain experience with the national parks and handling wildlife (I'll be working with bats) in hopes of working full-time with the National Parks Service to monitor and protect endangered species populations. I used the Howe Writing Center when I first applied as a freshman (now a second year master's student in IES) for help with my cover letter and the Center for Career Exploration and Success to find out how to present myself. "