Career Support and Opportunities to Engage Students
Students at MVNU can benefit greatly from the perspective of our alumni who have charted a path from college to professional life. One way you can impact them is to register as a mentor on our Handshake system, and be listed in our registry of mentors. Students who use the system will be able to connect with you to ask questions, seek career-related information, and grow their network of professional contacts. Mentors can accept or decline students’ mentorship requests directly. To get started as a mentor, go to https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218693598-How-to-Sign-Up-for-a-Mentor-Profile.
Recent graduates receive full support from the Career Development Center for 24 months following their graduation. After the 24-month period, alumni are also afforded up to three career advising appointments per year. For more information, contact Career Development. The following job search resources are also offered to all MVNU alumni on a permanent/unlimited basis.
The careers that fit you best are those that utilize your strongest preferences, interests and personal drive. Career Development offers fee-based personality and interest assessments that help you identify potential career options. This process will help you identify potential career paths within your field.
If you would like to take our career assessments, contact the Career Development Center. Resources for exploring occupations are listed below.
Occupational Outlook Handbook is a great resource, with the most extensive entries on occupations from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Vocational Bios provides an up-close and personal look at numerous occupations, to give you a real sense of what a career might be like. To access Vocational Biographies, use the login information below.
Writing Your Document
Professional-level job candidates should utilize accepted formats and approaches for creating effective resumes and cover letters. For guidance on updating and enhancing your resume, review the advanced sections found in the Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide.
Career Spots Video Resources
Handshake is our centralized system for job and internship postings for students and alumni. Handshake houses hundreds of postings by employers around Central Ohio and beyond. These employers are specifically seeking students and graduates for their openings.
Click here to access Handshake and follow the instructions to create a profile and begin using the system.
Additional internet resources for job seekers:
- Ohio Means Jobs – Job listings and resources for job seekers provided by the state of Ohio
- indeed.com – An online job search engine that lets you search by keyword, location, and other criteria
- simplyhired.com – Another online job search engine that lets you search by keyword, location, and other criteria
- idealist.org – A site that lists non-profit jobs and internships
- careerbuilder.com – Another national job search resource
- columbusjobs.com – Job listings for the greater Columbus area
Being prepared to interview at the professional level is paramount to landing a job. The resources below will help guide you through this process, and provide opportunities for practice. You may also schedule a mock interview with a career advisor by contacting Career Development.
Career Spots Video Resources
If you have questions or need further information, please contact Career Development.
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