Career Success Roadmap
The Career Success Roadmap is designed to help students reflect on a series of career questions within the 4 stages of career development: Explore, Experience, Focus, and Thrive.
Career Action Plan
This career management tool has four parts: Attributes, In the Future, Potentials, and Obstacles. Use this tool to reflect and clarify your strengths and interests and use this refined self-knowledge to select target companies and positions to research more. This tool also helps you visualize a plan of action by addressing obstacles that might get in the way of your intended goals.
Please share the parts you've completed with a career coach while working with them on applying for jobs and internships.
A career coaching (individual or group) is intended to help you plan and take proactive steps towards your career and life goals. Our staff has extensive knowledge of career development, the most effective job / internship search strategies, as well as an extensive knowledge of career fields, alumni, and employers.
Career coaching is a supportive strategy to help you understand how to explore career options, research employers, reflect upon aspects of you that influence your career direction and choices, prepare and present your qualifications, and be able to engage in the career development process throughout your life.
The most effective career consultations begin with you. You can prepare for your career consultation by developing questions and prioritizing the topics you wish to discuss with your career consultant. You may also wish to do some research ahead of time using the resources on our website and in Handshake.
Be on time for your appointment; most consultations are 20-30 minutes long. Bring something with you to take notes – an Ipad, notebook, laptop, etc.
If you have to cancel
Please call the Career Center at 631-632- 6810 before your appointment time. Sometimes
things happen and appointments have to be rescheduled; it is a professional expectation
that you call to cancel and not simply no-show.
Expect to do follow up HW that may include career research, use of self-assessment tools, using Handshake and web resources, networking, and a follow up visit.
To schedule an appointment, please log into Handshake. Once you are in Handshake, select "Career Center" on the top menu bar and drop down to "Appointments." Then click "Schedule a New Appointment," and select the appropriate appointment type, followed by a day and time that works with your schedule. Once you select an appointment slot, you may write what type of assistance you need.
Topics typically covered in an appointment include:
- Choosing a major or career
- Reviewing a resume or cover letter
- Researching occupations
- Obtaining experience through volunteer and internship positions
- Reviewing self-assessment
- Learning job search strategies
- Identifying and researching employers
- Learning the value of a college degree
- Reviewing interview strategies
- Learning about salary/benefits negotiation
- Updating LinkedIn profiles and other social media for the job search
- Exploring personal branding
Below is a list of our services offered by your career field expert.
Below is a list of our services for undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni.