Your Career

March 17th, 2014

With less than seventy days to graduation, many of you are probably thinking about the next step – and for a lot of you, that is how to get a job.  The earlier you start exploring your options, the better your chances of scoring the job you’ll love.  Fortunately, IU East has a lot of tools available to you to help you start right now.

In fact, there’s a whole department dedicated to your future success in the job search.  The Office of Career Planning and Placement helps students link to job listings, internships, and more that mesh with your major.  Additionally, they help you write résumés and prepare for interviews.  And if you decide to change careers later in life, they help you then, too.

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But the whole university is focused on our students’ success; it’s part of our mission: IU focused on YOU.  So every department is interested in your future success.  Networking with faculty can get you the crucial connections in your chosen field.  Career programs and job fairs run here every year.  And the library is flush with resources to help you win a meaningful job, as well.

Our Career Connections LibGuide outlines every step of the job acquisition process, with helpful books, ebooks, videos, and websites.  From deciding on your career to résumé building to interview skills to worldwide or alternative careers to running your own business, there’s material to help you throughout the process.  And there are plenty of links to authoritative sources, such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook – perfect for gauging the compensation and working conditions of any potential career.

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With so many resources at your disposal, you’ll be equipped with a strong edge when you enter the job market!  Do you have any questions?  Don’t hesitate to ask us at iueref@iue.edu!