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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 University 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

The 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 and the world of work. While jobs and careers are likely to change, the challenges we are trying to solve will remain.

Career Clusters

Miami University has several resources based on Career Clusters (jobs similar to other jobs). On each of the Career Cluster pages, you'll find possible Job Titles, Career Cluster Events, and the Top Employers we have connections with.
Students talking at a Career Fair

Career Advisors

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

What Should I Be Doing 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.

Finish 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!

Career Courses

We offer several career classes to help you on your career journey.


Handshake is a virtual job platform!

On it you can:

  • Find jobs based on your interests
  • Schedule meetings with your career advisor
  • Register for Virtual & In-person events hosted by employers and career partners
  • Attend Miami's Virtual Career Fair (September)

Career Connect

Miami Alumni Connect is a virtual networking platform! Make sure that you use your SSO & Miami login information.

On it you can:

  • Connect with alumni from your major
  • 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

Have Questions?

Armstrong Student CenterContact Us:

Our office is located on the east side of Armstrong Student Center, beneath Cafe Lux
Phone: (513) 529-3831

Center for Career Exploration and Success

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