It is never too early to begin planning for your career and preparing for your job search. The College of Business Administration and the Career Center provide a variety of resources, services and opportunities to assist you through each phase of your career development process.
An important component of your career development and management process is conducting a self-assessment so you can identify careers that are the best fit for your interests, skills, values and personality. The University of Akron has the following resources available to assist you in this process:
Counseling Center - staff will assist you in your self-assessment process which can include completing career inventories and meeting with a career counselor.
Career Resource Library - located in the Career Center (Simmons Hall 301W), this library contains computers and reference materials that can help you learn about yourself and potential career paths.
Career Exploration - business is a very broad field and provides a wide-range of career options.
After assessing your values, skills and interests and researching career options, it is useful to gain hands-on experience to determine if your intended career really is a good fit for you. The Career Center provides cooperative education and internship opportunities through which you can gain firsthand knowledge of your future career and relevant work experience while pursuing your degree.
A successful job search involves the use of a variety of resources and combines several different strategies. The Career Center provides personalized services, educational programs and recruiting events to assist you in finding the job that is right for you.
The Career Center uses RooLink (formerly ZIProfessional) as its web-based career database. You can post your resume, apply for jobs and search for employers.
Resume and Cover Letter Development - Developing your resume is a critical step in your job search process. A Career Center staff member can assist you in creating a professional resume. You can also access a downloadable resume guide.
Interview Preparation - Practice interviewing with a new and exciting tool, Perfect Interview, or learn how to conduct an informational interview.
Career Fairs - Twice each year, the Career Center hosts the UA Career Fair which provides an opportunity for you to look for part-time, full-time, and co-op/internship opportunities while gaining valuable networking skills.
These resources will assist you throughout your career management journey, from defining your career goals, to researching career options and employers, to preparing for interviews.