When should a student begin working with the Career Services office?
Students should begin to contact Career Services in their first year at ASU in order to start exploring their options and get familiarized with resumes, cover letters, and more.
What kinds of services does the Career Services office provide?
The biggest service that families and students need to know about is that Career Services offers one-on-one advising appointments with career advisors for anything career related.
What should my student put on their resume?
Along with any awards, clubs, volunteering, part-time jobs, internships, or any other relevant experience is good to add to a resume. These show a better version of the student, their interests, and what roles they have taken on in the past.
Is there a Career Services office to speak with someone about career development?
Yes, students can make appointments to meet with someone through Handshake. There is a portal that gives options for meetings and meeting time options.
Does Career Services help to create resumes?
Yes, through Handshake students can meet with a career advisor to help them create or edit their resumes.
Do you have “interest tools” to help identify what type of career would be good for my child?
Career Services offers a wide range of career exploration and planning resources.
How can someone learn about what type of job/career will be good for them?
Along with discussing potential degrees with advisors and ASU career advisors, mind mapping, discussing where passion, education, and the job market intersect, is recommended. Check out more here.
How can students learn what skills are necessary for different jobs/careers?
Through networking, employment, and student leadership positions, more students can learn about what skills and experience companies are looking for. All of these can help students develop skills needed for different jobs and learn more about what working environment works best for them.
How else can my student get experience at ASU?
ASU offers a variety of clubs, coalitions and other experiences. These will expand your student's community as they are able to connect with other Sun Devils, learn new skills, and grow outside of the classroom.
Does ASU do mock interviews?
At ASU you can do a mock interview with a staff member at Career Services through Handshake and pick the appointment type.