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Exploring careers at Miami University can be an exciting journey for students. Here are some steps you can take to explore careers.

Career Assessments

Where Do I Start?

Check out Focus 2, an assessment you can access for free as a Miami student. Focus 2 helps you to learn more about your interests and how they relate to career fields. The goal is to find a good fit between your interests and potential careers.

Register, using the link below, for a new account. Use access code ‘redhawks’ when registering.

Challenge Cards

Challenge Cards are an innovative career development tool that academic advisors, guidance counsellors and teachers use to prepare students for the future of work.

This approach helps students see the bigger picture: the challenges, problems and opportunities that exist in society. While jobs and careers are likely to change, the challenges we are trying to solve will remain.

Career Clusters

Miami has many resources based on Career Clusters (groupings of common occupations that focus on professional interests). On each Career Cluster page, you'll find events, possible job titles, and top employers that recruit at Miami.
Students talking at a Career Fair

Career Advisors

When you are admitted to Miami, you are assigned a Career Advisor. Your advisor is based on your major and/or chosen Career Cluster.

What Should I Do as a First-Year Student?

Start Your Resume

Start from scratch. We do not recommend using a template. Your resume is one of the most important marketing tools you will create in your job search.

Complete Your Handshake Profile

Add information on your Career Clusters, Work Experience, Organizations, Skills, Profile Picture, Cities of Interest to match with potential employers.

Review Career Toolkits

Explore resources on the job and internship process, career opportunities, interviewing, scheduling, networking.


Handshake is Miami’s online career management platform. Using Handshake, you can:

  • Find jobs based on your interests
  • Schedule meetings with your career advisor
  • Register for virtual and in-person events hosted by employers and career partners
  • Manage your internship experience
  • Review employers attending upcoming career fairs

Miami Alumni Connect

Miami Alumni Connect is a virtual networking platform. Make sure that you use your SSO and Miami login information. Using Miami Alumni Connect, you can:

  • Connect with alumni from your major
  • Learn pathways to connect with careers you are interested in
  • Meet with alumni in your field for a 30-minute one-time meeting
  • Meet regularly with alumni mentors
  • Ask career-related questions anonymously on the job forum

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center
550 E. Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056