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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

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.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Learn about the typical career paths for students with your major and the types of employers that hire graduates with your major. Discover strategies to make you a more marketable candidate by articulating the value of your major. Unique ID and password required.

Vault Career Insider

Provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company or profession and how students can position themselves to land that perfect job. Vault's company rankings, ratings and reviews are verified through surveys of active employees and enrolled students. Unique ID and password required.

Candid Career

Candid Career provides honest career information, and career planning help through video. These are real people speaking from the heart about their career experiences.

Center for Career Exploration and Success

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