Explore Career Possibilities
We'd like to recommend the following resources:
What Can I Do With This Major? allows you to explore academic majors and career paths associated with each and provides links to professional associations, job search sites, and other valuable career information related to each major.
O*NET OnLine is a tool provided to you for career exploration and job analysis. It contains detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
My Next Move is similar to O*NET OnLine and contains detailed job descriptions of different job occupations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by U. S. Department of Labor, provides career information such as the nature of work, salary, requirements and qualifications, and projected job outlook and much more. The Handbook is updated every 2 years.
CareerOneStop explores information on various occupations. This site also provides a multitude of links to general career sites, assessment and counseling services, education and financial aid information, national and state career sites, and much more.
Some field-specific resources for career exploration include the following:
Criminal Justice USA contains job descriptions for criminal justice careers.
EducationUSA is a global network of more than 450 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. EducationUSA centers actively promote United States higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.
JobStar presents links to informative sites dealing with specific careers.
How to Become a Police Officer provides a guide on becoming a police officer in a number of cities in all states.
Mock interviews allow students and alumni to experience a realistic interview without the stress that often accompanies a real one. Students and alumni can get feedback on ways to improve body language, eye contact, and other presentation skills.
Prepare Resumes and Cover Letters
UHV students and alumni can get advice on improving resumes and cover letters by sending Microsoft Word attachments via email to the Career Development Center.
Please include your status (student or alumni) in the email. When possible, include information about the job for which you're applying.
Information about writing resumes, cover letters, and other job-searching documents can also be found at the following links:
Partnership for Public Service
Landing Your Dream Job or Internship: The Landing Your Dream Job or Internship presentation provides information on the perks of applying for a federal position and internship. It can answer any questions you may have regarding what the federal government looks for when hiring. Lastly, it discusses all the steps necessary to take in the application process.
Decoding the Presidential Management Fellows Program Application Process: This presentation gives an overview of the program itself. After giving you a breakdown of the program, you are given information on the application process and helpful resources.
Federal Intern and Entry-level Hire Roundtable: In this presentation, you are given lots of tips on what the application process is like. For instance, how long it may take to get feedback, resumes that are used, the interview process, and points on what could be done throughout the process. There are also tips on what life is like once the job has been given to you.
Student Worker Orientation
Students who have been hired as on-campus Student Workers must participate in the Student Worker Orientation. This seminar will provide instruction to students to help them become more efficient and effective in their duties by introducing UHV policies and procedures and by providing an overall introduction to the higher education work environment. Students who complete this training will receive a certificate of completion.