Being successful in today's job market requires forethought and preparation. We've compiled tools to help you refine your job seeking skills and transform you from the perfect candidate into the perfect employee!

Resume and cover letter packet

Student getting help with resume writing

Our resume and cover letter template has proven to be incredibly successful to students and alumni in their job search. These packets, created based on majors, highlight the various parts of a resume and cover letter, while giving you ideas on how best to advertise yourself to future employers. Career Center staff are always available to help you create your resume and cover letter.

Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Math/Computer Science
Social Work

Information on a US style resume for international students

Interview questions

Student interviewing for a job

Do you have an interview coming up, and you’re not sure what to expect? Our sample job interview questions are a great resource. If you want to really prepare, contact the Career Center to set up a mock interview. We would be happy to walk you through the steps, from what to wear, to how to answer that tricky “what do you consider your greatest weakness?” question!

Download the interview questions »

Personality assessment

TypeFocus logo

TypeFocus is an assessment tool that allows you to look at your personality type in relation to possible careers. It is not a source to tell you what you should do, but a tool to look at options and see where people with your personality type have been successful. Contact the Career Center for the license code. Once you've completed the assessment, we'd would love to sit down with you and go over your results!

Begin your TypeFocus assessment »

Learn to network

Students networking

Networking is about making connections to gain information and advice about a career field, industry or organization, learn more about possible job opportunities, connect with more people who are doing the things you want to do or tell people more about yourself. Networking isn’t about schmoozing or begging for a job.

Learn how to be effective at networking »

Tips for informational interviewing

Student interviewing Panorama City resident

You learn a great deal about your intended profession doing research, but there's nothing quite as impactful as opening a dialog with someone who is already doing what you want to do. A two-way conversation can lead to unexpected knowledge and unexpected opportunities.

Learn more about the questions to ask »

How to network using social media

Social media icons on a phone

LinkedIn is the most important professional networking tool in your social media toolkit, but if you're using other social venues for networking you'll want to follow some common sense guidelines for each tool.

Learn more about how to network using social media »

Archived career center newsletters

Every other week, the Career Center sends out a newsletter with what's going on in the office, opportunities for students, and more! Check out our archived list below.

August 15
October 24
November 7
November 21
December 5
January 23
February 13
February 28