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Resources that open doors.

The Career Connection Center offers extensive resources to support your career exploration and job search.

Our “Career Pathways” help you connect Stevenson majors to careers. Our self-assessment tools can help you determine what career is the right fit for you. In addition, we offer tools to help with resume preparation, your job or internship search, interview skills, and more.

Up until now, "career readiness" has been undefined, making it difficult for leaders to ensure the career readiness of today's college graduates.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has developed a definition of Career Readiness - “Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.” - and identified eight competencies associated with career readiness. Our goal at the Stevenson Career Connection Center is to help you develop these competencies during your time with us, preparing you for the workforce and your career.

See below to find the resource you need.

Interview Tips

Interview Tips

The Career Advisors and Executives in Residence in the Career Connection Center will coach you on effective interview skills. We encourage you to schedule an advising appointment to learn tips and to practice interviewing in a mock interview.

To help you prepare, we offer the following tips:

  • Research by thoroughly reviewing the employer’s website and the job description. Know the employer, know the job.
     
  • Practice by conducting a mock interview with your SU Career Advisor.
     
  • Dress professionally, even if the office is business casual. 
     
  • Be on time and ideally arrive 10 minutes early. 
     
  • Turn off your cellphone.
     
  • Be polite to all. 
     
  • Use a confident handshake
     
  • Tell stories and share examples. 
     
  • Remain positive. When sharing a negative experience, explain what you learned from the experience.
     
  • Say thank you. Twice.
Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume is your "foot in the door" for most jobs. To begin polishing your resume, use these sample resumes to help you start crafting one that will stand out.

Your cover letter should introduce yourself, address which job you are interested in and why. It should then provide examples of experiences and skills specific to the position to which you are applying.

General Resources

Links to Example Resumes

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences

Brown School of Business and Leadership

Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions

School of Design

School of Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stevenson University Online

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Our “Career Pathways” provide information on the connections between each Stevenson University major and potential career paths. If you are exploring majors, or what to do with your major, check out your major’s Career Pathway.

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences

Brown School of Business and Leadership

Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions

School of Design

School of Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate School

Graduate School

The Career Connection Center can help you to determine if grad school is the right step for you. Whether you are considering a masters, a doctorate or a professional degree (e.g. MD, JD, MBA), your Career Advisor can advise on:

  • The graduate school application timeline
  • Considerations for choosing a graduate school
  • Financial considerations
  • Application strategy- we can help with application essays

Learn more about making the grad school decision with Peterson's Guide for Potential Grad Students

Information on Various Graduate Entrance Exams

Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

The Career Connection Center offers the following tools to help you determine what majors and careers would be a fit with your unique strengths, values, interests, skills and personality.

  • Focus2: guides you through a reliable, intuitive career & education decision making model to help choose a major, explore occupations & make informed career decisions. Access Focus2 via Handshake or the Career Connection Center Portal Page.
     
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Take the MBTI online and meet with an advisor to learn how your unique personality preferences can inform major and career decisions. Call the Office of Career Services to get your MBTI access link.
     
  • Strong Interest Inventory:  The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment provides robust insight into a person’s interests. After completing the Inventory, our Career Advisors can guide you though potential careers, educational paths and envision your professional future. Take the Strong online and connect with a Career Advisor to learn how your interests connect you to major and career.
     
  • CliftonStrengths for Students: Learn about your strengths, how to lead and leverage them at Stevenson and throughout your career. A quick assessment provides a measure of your natural talents. Take CliftonStrengths for Students and meet with your Career Advisor to learn more about how you can build a strengths-based career. Do you already have your results? Go here to see how you can leverage your strengths while at Stevenson and in your career.
Other Resources

Other Resources

Online Internship & Job Sites
The Stevenson Career Connection Center provides access to Handshake and CareerShift, but there are plenty of other sites available. This quick tip sheet provides information on what is available.

Evaluating Job Postings for Fraud
The Stevenson Career Connection Center makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on Handshake; however, we cannot guarantee that every employer and posting is a legitimate posting or organization. The ultimate responsibility for researching potential employer and opportunity lies with you, the applicant. This quick tip sheet gives you guidelines on what to look out for, and resources for reporting fraudulent jobs.

U.S. Government Clearance Information
Many jobs with the U.S. government and their contractors require a security clearance. This quick tip gives you some information on the types of clearance, the steps needed to obtain a clearance and links to more information on U.S. Government clearances.

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