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Career Resources

Key Career Development Metrics

Miami University Center for Career Exploration & Success offers programs and services to help students make career-related decisions.

The Career Center assists students who have not yet determined career goals, including choosing a major and preliminary career decisions, as well as helps students implement career goals once they have been formulated. The following services are available.

Career Advising

Students may meet with a professional advisor to receive individual guidance on how to identify appropriate careers and majors.

Focus 2

Focus is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool. It will enable you to self-assess your career-relevant personal qualities and explore the right college major and career areas that are most compatible with your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations.

Peer Advising

Trained undergraduate Career Assistants provide peer advising on a walk-in basis. They help students navigate the many Career Center resources, understand computer testing results, or offer ideas on majors and careers for consideration.

EDL 100

A two-credit course that allows students having difficulty choosing a major or finding a career to systematically go through the career exploration process. Students learn about themselves through assessments, explore options, and identify possible careers and majors. This course is typically offered to first- and second-year students.

Career Assessments

Several widely recognized assessment instruments are available and the results are interpreted by a professional advisor.

Outreach/Programming

A variety of outreach programs are available upon request to campus groups (i.e., residence halls, classes, clubs, etc.)

Career Advising

Individual assistance is available on:

  • job search strategies
  • interviewing techniques
  • resume preparation
  • job search correspondence
  • the graduate school application process
  • internship opportunities, and related topics

Workshops and Group Sessions

A variety of programs are scheduled throughout the academic year that cover such topics as:

  • resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn
  • job search strategies
  • interviewing techniques
  • planning for graduate school
  • internships and more

Career Preparation Workbooks

The Center for Career Exploration & Success has developed a series of workbooks to help students bridge their classroom and other learning experiences with their career goals.

Self-Instructional Guides

The Center for Career Exploration & Success provides a series of booklets to assist students with their job search or graduate school plans. Known as the Miami University Career Development Series, these comprehensive instructional guides include the following:

Fall Career Fair

Held every September, this is one of the largest collegiate career fairs in the country. Nearly 300 employers ranging from Procter & Gamble to the Peace Corps are available to discuss career options within their organizations. Specialized career fairs are also held throughout the academic year, including the Spring Internship and Career Expo, which traditionally attracts 175 employers.

Internship Services

A variety of services and programs are provided to students seeking internship experiences, including an online database listing thousands of internship opportunities and the Spring Internship & Career Expo (Spring ICE) held each year in February.

On-Campus Interview Program

Each year, 300-350 organizations visit campus to interview students for entry-level positions. Many of these employers also interview intern candidates.

Handshake

The Center for Career Exploration & Success maintains an online recruiting and advising system used by employer partners. Both employers who actively recruit on campus, and those who are unable to visit Miami, use this system to identify potential candidates for employment or internships. Numerous employers use Handshake to pre-screen students for their on-campus recruiting visits.

Mock Interview Service

Trained interviewers conduct digitally recorded mock interviews and critiques throughout the year.

Web-Based Resources

The Center for Career Exploration & Success has an extensive Web site which provides additional information on all of the above services. Thousands of career and job search Internet sites are also linked.