October 1, 2020

Kickstart your professional development with Career Services

Virtual Career Fair set for Oct. 6-7

Navigating the workforce can feel overwhelming, but Career Services can help students prepare and succeed with a variety of free resources. Career Services can help students identify and work toward career goals; find suitable jobs, careers or internships; teach job search skills; network with employers; and boost career development skills.

Learn more about how to get the most out of these resources using the following list, and register for the Virtual Career Fair, which will be held Oct. 6-7 from noon to 5 p.m. The career fair will feature networking opportunities for students of any major seeking internships and part- and full-time job opportunities.

Know where to go

There are three Career Services offices:

  • Career Services (for all majors)
  • The Career Planning and Placement Office in the Mike Ilitch School of Business
  • The Career Resource Center in the College of Engineering

Get involved early

Accessing Career Services early and often can help you prepare for professional employment when you graduate. To get started:

  • Connect with a career counselor for help planning and managing career goals; developing cover letters, resumes, references, and thank you letters; and assistance with job search techniques.
  • Be active on Handshake, where you can create a professional profile, network with peers and employers, apply for jobs, and more.

Get the most out of Career Services' resources

In addition to direct career counseling, Career Services offers additional resources, including:

  • Presentations, networking events and workshops throughout the year.
  • Big Interview, which can be used to practice interviewing and create resumes.
  • Inside Sherpa, which provides virtual training experiences to enhance your skills.
  • Parker Dewey, which offers paid project-based micro-internship opportunities, ranging from five to 40 hours.
  • The CareerSpots video channel, which features career-related video shorts and self-guided career competency courses.

Students can connect to all these resources and more from Career Services’ website.