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Refer Your Students

The career planning process takes place throughout a student’s career at Miami. Students must be purposeful and deliberate, plan early, and use the many resources available to them. We encourage you to refer your students to the many programs and services the Center for Career Exploration & Success offers to assist students in this process.

Individual Career Advising

The Center for Career Exploration & Success provides career advising and testing to students. Career advising is a one-on-one process that emphasizes assessment of self, exploration of options through internships and other experiences, and job-search skills. The Center for Career Exploration & Success believes that selecting a major and career path based on one’s skills, interests, and values is the foundation for both an effective job search and building a successful career throughout one’s life. Topics of discussion range from:

  • Career testing to clarify major/career options
  • Exploration and evaluation of options
  • Resume/cover letter critique
  • Interview skills
  • Graduate school selection
  • Job/Internship search strategies

Appointments with Career Center staff are advisable and may be easily arranged through Handshake. Appointments are scheduled in either 0045 Armstrong Student Center or in one of our liaison offices within each academic division.

Mock Interview Program

By completing a mock interview, students have the opportunity to:

  • Practice skills
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Receive feedback
  • Correct mistakes before it counts in a real interview

More information on the Center for Career Exploration & Success’ Mock Interview program is available on the mock interview page.

Career Programs and Events

A comprehensive listing of the Center for Career Exploration & Success’ programming is available on our student site.


More information concerning the internship search process is available on our student site.

Career Fairs

More information concerning career fairs is available on our student site.

On-Campus Interviewing

While students are discouraged from restricting their job-search activities to on-campus interviewing, this remains one of the most well-known and popular services administered by the Center for Career Exploration & Success. Each year hundreds of employers visit campus to interview registered graduating students for entry-level positions with their organizations. Many employers also use on-campus recruiting to identify intern candidates. On-campus interviewing is an inexpensive and convenient means of establishing initial contact with prospective employers.

To participate in on-campus recruiting (OCR), students must:

  • Attend Basic Interviewing Skills
  • Complete/review a Handshake profile (unique ID and password required for student login)
  • Upload resume(s) to Handshake. Teacher Candidates need only attend a Basic Interviewing Skills workshop if they intend to interview on-campus for non-teaching positions.