Careers and majors: What should I choose?

So, you’re coming to the Capstone; congratulations! Learning awaits you, and career opportunities glimmer off in the distance at the end of your academic journey. But how do you get there? Here are our answers to common questions asked by incoming students.

“I know the career I want, but which major should I choose?”

Research the industry.

  • Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook to read about jobs in order to choose a major that will build a good foundation based on skills to be utilized.
  • Watch professionals discuss their industries on CandidCareer.com/Alabama.
  • Participate in job-shadowing opportunities with professionals whose jobs you admire; ask what the pros majored in, or what they wish they had chosen as a major based on their perspectives now.

Become a well-rounded student.

  • Look for ways outside the classroom to enrich your education through experiential learning. See the Career Center for ways you can achieve this.
  • Talk with faculty and students to learn details about classes and projects.
  • Develop skills that are valued by employers regardless of academic background, such as the NACE Career-Readiness Competencies: career management, application and information technology, professionalism/work ethic,oral/written communication skills, teamwork/collaboration, critical think/problem-solving, global/intercultural fluency, and leadership.
  • Visit the Career Center; make an appointment in Handshake (ua.joinhandshake.com) to talk with a consultant about all the opportunities available to you.

Compare majors of interest.

Once you’ve narrowed down a list of potential majors, compare them to decipher:

  • Which majors have the most classes of interest to you? See catalog.ua.edu to read the descriptions of the courses you’ll need to take. Verify that you are interested in the majority of what you will be studying.
  • Which majors do you feel would be best for your GPA based on your academic abilities?
  • Which majors appeal most to your learning style (theory or application-based)?
  • Which majors offer the most career paths that are of interest you?

“I know my major, but what career field should I target?”

Explore ways to apply your major.

  • See What Can I Do With This Major? under our Explore tab for additional ideas on how your intended major can be applied.
  • Conduct job-shadowing appointments with professionals whose job you admire; learn about what a typical day entails and imagine yourself in the setting.
  • Talk to faculty in your department to hear what recent alumni are doing now, and to see if the faculty have recommendations of careers to consider based on your performance in the classroom.
  • Explore the Occupational Outlook Handbook, CandidCareer, and O*NET to learn about what different jobs entail; consider growth rate, typical tasks, education requirements, salary, and more. Find these under Career Center Resources.
  • Participate in internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time jobs, etc., to get an idea of what to expect in a certain field, with little or short-term commitment.
  • Pay close attention to the activities, classes, and jobs you enjoy; take cues from those experiences and try to find positions to do work that is similar.
  • Become a well-rounded student. Develop skills that are valued by employers regardless of academic background, such as the NACE Career-Readiness Competencies: career management, application and information technology, professionalism/work ethic, oral/written communication skills, teamwork/collaboration, critical thinking/problem- solving, global/intercultural fluency, and leadership.
  • Research education requirements for the field(s) you’re considering. Are you willing to attend graduate or professional school after you finish your bachelor’s degree? Would you rather select a field where a bachelor’s is the norm/requirement? Ponder these points.
  • Visit the Career Center; make an appointment in Handshake (ua.joinhandshake.com) to talk with a consultant about all the opportunities available to you.

“I have no idea about majors or careers; what are my options?”

Begin with self-reflection.

In order to make informed choices about majors and careers, students need to evaluate themselves first. No single “career test” can determine what path you should pursue, although the Career Center offers inventories that can help you identify careers related to your interests, personality type, values, and skills.

Interests: What do you enjoy doing? What subjects do you like to study?

Personality: What energizes you? What environment suits your learning and work styles? Do you prefer hands-on learning or studying books and listening in lectures?

Values: What’s important to you? What motivates you to take action? What are you looking for in a major?

Skills: In what activities do you excel? What are your natural abilities? In which subjects do you make the best grades?

Know your options.

  • Look at a list of all UA majors. Cross off ones you know you would not consider, but do not eliminate any simply because you don’t know enough about them.
  • Ask your academic advisor about HES 250, a career-planning course designed to help you explore major and career options, as well as help with professional development.
  • Gather more information about majors through the UA catalog and by visiting departmental websites.
  • Talk with friends and roommates about what they’re considering pursuing in order to hear ideas you may also find interesting.
  • Remember that you’re making progress as long as you’re actively exploring options.
  • Visit the Career Center; make an appointment through Handshake by visiting ua.joinhandshake.com to talk with a consultant about opportunities available to you.

Submissions sought for summer Intern Spotlight series

Summer 2018 interns are encouraged to send their information for the Intern Spotlight series. Big Al is shown as an example.University of Alabama students with internships for Summer 2018 are encouraged to submit their information for the Intern Spotlight series on the Career Center’s social media channels.

Students can send their submission, including a high-quality photo, to career@ua.edu with the subject line “Intern Spotlight” for possible inclusion in posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and career.sl.ua.edu. Photos taken on site at the internship will be accepted along with a casual or professional headshot of the student.

What to include:

  1. Name
  2. Year
  3. Major
  4. Internship location and company
  5. Internship position/responsibilities
  6. A few fun facts
  7. Photo(s)
  8. Name and contact information for internship supervisor (not to be published)

Questions can be directed to career@ua.edu or 205-348-5848.

Check out our posted Intern Spotlights:

Career Center Operations Update for Summer 2018

A few changes are taking place this summer at the Career Center; here’s what you need to know ahead of your visit to our offices on The University of Alabama campus.

  • The satellite office in the Culverhouse College of Business has temporarily moved to 201 Bidgood Hall because of renovation. Staff can be reached by calling 205-348-2691, the regular office phone number. Relocation to Room 149 is expected by the start of the Fall 2018 semester.
  • The College of Engineering and Cooperative Education satellite offices will move to a new shared space called the Career Development Center in Suite 2004 of H.M. Comer Hall this fall; current locations remain 1004 Bevill Hall and 203 Hardaway Hall, respectively. Contact the engineering satellite at 205-348-4839 and the Co-op office at 205-348-6422.
  • Headshots provided in the main office, in Room 3400 of the Ferguson Student Center, are made by appointment. Requests for 10-minute sessions between 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. can be sent to lmchramer@ua.edu.

All consulting is provided as normal in the main office and each satellite location, including the College of Communication & Information Sciences office in 103 Reese Phifer Hall. Operating hours for each office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You can find each building on the UA campus map website at ua.edu/map. For additional information, call the Career Center main office at 205-348-5848 or see our contact page for satellite office numbers.

Renovations for H.M. Comer Hall are expected to be completed for Fall 2018.
Work on H.M. Comer Hall is expected to be completed for Fall 2018.
Renovation in Bidgood Hall is also expected to be completed for fall.

 

 

Career Center’s McGee, Stisher get Division of Student Life honor

Assistants win 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award for exceptional service

The Career Center is proud to announce staff members Chris McGee and Jarrod Stisher have been named recipients of the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award by The University of Alabama’s Division of Student Life, recognizing students’ exceptional service to constituents. McGee and Stisher were recognized at the division’s meeting on May 3.

Jarrod Stisher and Chris McGee pose with their plaques after being honored as Outstanding Undergraduate Students by the Division of Student Life
Jarrod Stisher and Chris McGee were honored as Outstanding Undergraduate Students by the Division of Student Life on May 3.

McGee is a familiar face in the Career Center’s Crimson Career Closet, which lends professional clothing for students’ career pursuits, as is Stisher, a career services assistant in the Career Center’s main office, who can be seen helping students and employers during career fairs and campus events.

“I am so proud of both Chris and Jarrod,” said Melinda King, executive director of the Career Center. “I see them in action daily and am amazed as how committed they are to the Career Center and the students we serve. I am pleased they are being recognized beyond our department; I know they will both go on to do incredible things.”

Stisher and McGee each expressed gratitude for the recognition.

“I am truly honored that I was chosen by the division for this award,” Stisher said. “I go to work and I always strive to make sure I do what I can for anyone, no matter how big or small a service.”

“One thing I think people can guarantee after leaving the Crimson Closet,” McGee said, “is that I tried my best to help every student to the best of my ability.”

About Chris McGee

He’s so dedicated to helping students look and feel their professional best, he’ll give them the shoes off his feet.

Adora Hicks, manager of the Crimson Career Closet, said McGee has taken items from his own wardrobe to make sure students seeking professional clothing have what they need to impress potential employers. This dedication also includes helping a student secure a fresh haircut ahead of an interview, and not just with a simple stylist recommendation.

Chris McGee looks at Big Al inside the Crimson Career Closet with another student
Chris McGee has worked in the Crimson Career Closet since its opening in Room 3607C in the Ferguson Student Center.

“Not only did Chris provide him the information of his personal barber, but he also took the student to get the haircut because the student did not have any transportation,” Hicks said. “Weeks later, the student stopped by the Closet to let Chris know that he received the position and said, ‘I don’t think I would have been as confident if it wasn’t for you.’”

Hicks and Ashley Olive, manager of employer development for the Career Center, praised McGee as his award nominators for his professionalism and engagement in serving students and employers visiting the Career Center and Crimson Career Closet.

McGee has worked as an assistant in the Crimson Career Closet since its opening in August 2017 in Room 3607C of the Ferguson Student Center. The Selma, Alabama, native helps students select appropriate attire for career-related events, a transferable skill acquired as a sales associate at a local clothing store, and also advises students on interviewing skills and resume improvement.

He credits Hicks with giving the Closet an atmosphere conducive for building relationships with a variety of people he might not have otherwise encountered because of differing career aspirations.

“Chris constantly offers encouragement and support, even when he might have only known the student a few minutes,” Olive said. “Every time anyone walks in the Crimson Closet, they are greeted with a smile and conversation with Chris. Watching him work with our students motivates everyone to share his positive attitude.”

Olive also praises McGee’s interactions with alumni donating items to the Closet, as well as his facility tours with company representatives visiting campus.

“Whenever corporate recruiters are on campus, Chris showcases the Closet, and they always walk away impressed – and wanting to hire him,” she said.

McGee is a senior studying criminal justice and business. He is involved in several campus organizations including Omega Psi Phi, Black Student Union, and Future Black Student Lawyer Association, and is a volunteer in the Tuscaloosa community.

About Jarrod Stisher

Jarrod Stisher talks with recruiters at the Diverse Reverse Career Fair as a representative of Hispanic-Latino Association.

It’s hard to keep a good team player down. Even with bulky bandages helping heal a dislocated elbow injury sustained in a soccer game the night before, Stisher will show up ready for work.

Instead of letting him assist at the Fall 2017 Career Fair with his injury, Stisher was instructed to take the day off, said Schernavia M. Hall, director of operations for the Career Center. “He is always going beyond the call of duty to serve.”

Stisher has worked in the Career Center since 2015, helping with departmental public relations, interacting with employers on campus, and performing a variety of work that Career Center staff call “impeccable.”

“Jarrod technically works for one staff person in the Career Center, but he makes it feel like he serves the whole team,” said Ashley Olive. “When Jarrod arrives at the Career Center for work, he greets everyone and walks from office to office, asking how he can help. Jarrod is the first person to volunteer for the tasks no one else wants to.”

Students may have seen Stisher’s enthusiasm for career services at recent career fairs, as well as other Career Center events, such as the Handshake Launch Party on the Ferguson Student Center lawn last fall, steering students to enjoy popsicles, win prizes, and learn more about the new platform for jobs and internships, and the Senior Send-off Celebration in the Great Hall on April 25.

What motivates Stisher? Seeing smiles on people’s faces are the highlight of his day, he said.

“Sometimes people are going through a lot, and just a small bit of kindness can really change their day, and that goes for both students and staff,” said Stisher, who hails from Birmingham, Alabama. “It’s always a good feeling also watching students come in not knowing anything about what they want to do, and when they leave, they’re more optimistic about their future and how they want to succeed in life.”

Stisher’s versatile skills in customer service and communication help the Career Center function well, according to Hall. “Whether it is helping with events, assisting employers or helping collect First Destination data, his dependability and work ethic has greatly improved the function of this office by making it easy for him to jump in to assist us whenever we may need him,” she said.

Stisher is a junior studying public relations and holds leadership roles with BLEND, a diversity organization, as well as UA’s Hispanic-Latino Association. He also is director of programming for Crimson Chaos and has assisted with communications for The Source.

Apply to be a 2018-19 Peer Advisor by March 28

Peer advisors provide invaluable services as ambassadors for career services, solving problems in and outside the office. A group of four peer advisors and two professional staff recently completed an escape room at Breakout Tuscaloosa.
Peer advisors provide invaluable services as ambassadors for career services, solving problems in and outside the office.

The Career Center is seeking students to be peer advisors for the 2018-19 academic year, with applications due by Wednesday, March 28. A summary of responsibilities, requirements, and pay can be found with the application link on UA’s Student Jobs site at http://studentjobs.ua.edu/?job=506010.

The peer advisor position is for 10 hours of work per week. To be considered, applicants must include a resume, hours of availability, and class schedule through the Student Jobs listing.

Peer advisors are responsible for conducting outreach presentations and assisting students with on-demand resume critiques and other general career-related topics. Many of the presentations will be held during the evening, generally between the hours of 5-8 p.m., so potential peer advisors will need to have some availability during those times. Other responsibility details include:

  • Working with professional staff during career fairs and other special events,
  • Representing the Career Center at university-wide events such as Get On Board Day and University Days,
  • Encouraging students to register with Handshake and providing assistance with doing so, when necessary,
  • Establishing and maintaining resume office hours, and
  • Researching employers and other career-related topics.

Applicants must meet enrollment requirements to be eligible for on-campus student employment, including being enrolled in a UA degree program and meeting minimum credit hour requirements during the academic year.

Questions can be directed to Amy Bramlett or 205-348-5848.

 

 

Last Call for First Destination Responses for August 2017 Graduates

First Destination Survey, hands with pen on paper

First Destination Survey nearing close; final responses requested

The Career Center is asking for final responses about recent graduates’ job search and/or graduate school pursuits for its First Destination Survey, as this information allows the department to more effectively serve students and alumni.

The survey takes less than 3 minutes to complete, and individually identifiable information is never shared with outside agencies. To help us with your participation, please visit https://ua.joinhandshake.com. Using your myBama credentials to log in, navigate to “First Destination Survey” under the Career Center drop-down menu at the top of your Handshake account page to access the form. Graduates who complete the survey are eligible to receive a token of appreciation from the Career Center, including the “Hired” elephant and “Champion Your Career” T-shirts. For more information, email the Career Center or learn more about the collected data on our First Destination page.

Reminder about career sevices for UA alumni

As an alumnus, you can still take advantage of services offered at the Career Center. If you are still seeking employment or graduate school admission, make an appointment to talk with a consultant by calling our main office; you can also search hundreds of active job postings from across the country and keep up with career-related events through Handshake.

How to be Career Fair-Ready: A Day-By-Day Guide Before the February Fairs

Several attendees listen to a recruiter at the Fall 2017 Career Fair at Coleman Coliseum.
Several attendees listen to a recruiter at the Fall 2017 Career Fair at Coleman Coliseum.

We’re days away from the Spring 2018 Career Fairs at Coleman Coliseum. Are you prepared? Act now to be career fair-ready!

The Technical and Engineering Career Fair will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, and the General Interest and Business Career Fair will be Wednesday, Feb. 21. Each fair will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum, and registration is available at ua.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/3595/. We’re highlighting the following events to help you have a successful Career Fair experience:

Thursday

Last day for: Short and Sweet Resume Critiques

Crimson Career Closet: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. From pieces and accessories to complete ensembles, the Crimson Career Closet can outfit you to impress recruiters. Located in 3607C Ferguson Student Center, next to the Career Center main office, our friendly staff can help you find the clothing you need, which you can borrow for free. Make an appointment for a fitting or drop in.

Short and Sweet Resume Critique: Thursday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Is your resume in good shape? To be sure, stop by the Career Center for a quick review. Enjoy a sweet treat while you’re here! No appointment necessary.

Crash Course 2/15: Thursday, Feb. 15, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Whether it’s your first time attending a career fair or you simply want a refresher, the Career Fair Crash Course will help you make the most of your experience. We’ll cover topics like how to prepare for the career fair, what to wear, how to introduce yourself, and secrets for successfully following up with recruiters.

Friday

Last day for: RSVP for pre-printed name tag / Career Fair Crash Courses

Name tag RSVP deadline: 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Register for the Career Fairs before this deadline to get a pre-printed name tag to pick up at Career Fair check-in.

Crimson Career Closet: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Crash Course 2/16: Friday, Feb. 16, from 1-1:45 p.m.

Saturday

Students can prepare for success by doing the following:

  • Research companies attending the Career Fair in Handshake with the Employers List.
  • Check out upcoming on-campus events such as company information sessions listed in Handshake Events.
  • Read up on interview skills, appropriate attire, and more topics related to the Career Fairs on our website under the Develop tab.

Sunday

Last day for: Registering for Mock-Interview Monday

Registration deadline for Mock-Interview Monday: 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Get some easy, no-pressure interview practice Feb. 19 with a 20-minute session with our staff. Log into Handshake and navigate to the Jobs tab (https://ua.joinhandshake.com/postings). Search for “Mock Interview Mondays,” select the posting listed, and select “Apply.” Those with Handshake accounts that meet minimum profile completeness will immediately be directed to select an interview time.

Monday

Last day for: Mock-Interview Monday (pre-fair) / Registering for Career Fair Previews

Career Fair Preview registration deadline: 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19. Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions.

Crimson Career Closet: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mock-Interview Monday: 8:40 a.m.-4:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19.

Resume Review: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Undergraduates can drop in for resume review in the main office (3400 Ferguson Student Center).

Tuesday

Crimson Career Closet: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Career Fair Preview: 9-9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Coleman Coliseum.

Technical and Engineering Career Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Coleman Coliseum.

Diverse Reverse Career Fair: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Bryant Conference Center. For selected diverse student organizations.

Wednesday

Crimson Career Closet: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Career Fair Preview: 9-9:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Coleman Coliseum.

General Interest and Business Career Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Coleman Coliseum.

Preparation Events for the Spring 2018 Career Fairs

Students and recruiters mingle at the 2017 Fall Career Fair.

Updated to show Prep and Pops event is extended through Wednesday, Feb. 14, latest information on Mock-Interview Mondays, and the deadline to RSVP for preprinted nametags for the Career Fairs (8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16).

The Spring 2018 Career Fairs are coming soon, and we want to make sure you feel best prepared to impress recruiters when you attend.

The Technical and Engineering Career Fair will be on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and the General Interest and Business Career Fair will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21. Both fairs will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum, and registration is available at ua.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/3595/.

We’re offering the following preparation events to help you have a successful Career Fair experience. Register for the following through Handshake Events or by clicking on the event titles.

Career Fair Crash Courses

Whether it’s your first time attending a career fair or you simply want a refresher, the Career Fair Crash Course will help you make the most of your experience. We’ll cover topics like how to prepare for the career fair, what to wear, how to introduce yourself, and secrets for successfully following up with recruiters.

Crash Course 1: Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 4-4:50 p.m.

Crash Course 2: Thursday, Feb. 15, from 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Crash Course 3: Friday, Feb. 16, from 1-1:45 p.m.

Career Chats

Join us in the Career Center main office, Room 3400 of the Ferguson Student Center, for one of these midday workshops on resumes and interviewing before the Career Fair.

Resume Excellence: Friday, Feb. 9, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Interviewing Skills and Strategies: Tuesday, Feb. 13, from noon-12:40 p.m.

Prep and Pops presented by the Crimson Career Closet

Being prepared is its own reward. Getting a popsicle for it? That’s extra sweet. Get your Career Fair outfit early from the Crimson Career Closet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and receive a free treat from Steel City Pops in 3607C Ferguson Student Center while supplies last.

Prep and Pops: Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Details at the Crimson Career Closet webpage.

Short and Sweet Resume Critiques

Is your resume in good shape? To be sure, stop by the Career Center for a quick review. Enjoy a sweet treat while you’re here! No appointment necessary.

Short and Sweet Resume Critique: Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Short and Sweet Resume Critique: Thursday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Career Fair Previews (pre-fair walk-throughs)

The Career Fair Preview offers students a chance to hear tips from employers before the career fair opens. Employers will share what impresses them and how students can make the most of their conversations. Business casual or business professional attire required.

Career Fair Preview 1: Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 9-9:50 a.m.

Career Fair Preview 2: Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9-9:50 p.m.

Mock-Interview Mondays

Get some easy, no-pressure interview practice through a 20-minute session with our staff. Appointment slots start as early as 8:40 a.m. and the last begins at 4:35 p.m., so choose a convenient time and Champion Your Career!

Log into Handshake and navigate to the Jobs tab (https://ua.joinhandshake.com/postings). Search for “Mock Interview Mondays,” select the posting listed, and select “Apply.” Those with Handshake accounts that meet minimum profile completeness will immediately be directed to select an interview time.

Other Ways to Prepare

Aside from our fair-specific events, students can also prepare for success by doing the following:

  • Talk with a career consultant or peer advisor for personal advice on how to best prepare for the Career Fair.
  • Register for the fair before 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, by visiting the Handshake event page and choosing “Join Event” to ensure you receive a pre-printed name tag the day of the fair.
  • Research companies attending the Career Fair in Handshake with the Employers List and through on-campus events such as company information sessions listed in Handshake Events.
  • Read up on interview skills, appropriate attire, and more topics related to the Career Fairs on our website under the Develop tab.

Senior Send-off to honor Fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 6

Celebrations to be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Fall 2017 Senior Send-off Celebration will be Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The main event will be hosted in the Great Hall of the Ferguson Student Center, with duplicate events hosted in the Career Center satellite offices in Bevill, Bidgood, and Reese Phifer halls. Refreshments including s’mores will be served, and graduating seniors will have the chance to complete the First Destination survey and win special “Hired” and “Champion Your Career” T-shirts. College-specific events will be in 1000 Bevill, 249 Bidgood, and the Student Lounge in 103 Reese Phifer at the same time.

RSVP for specific locations using the following links:

First Destination Survey offers incentives for all reporting graduates

As new graduates prepare to enjoy the rewards of completing their academic journeys, the Career Center would like to ask you about your job search and/or graduate school pursuits, as this information allows the department to more effectively serve you, your fellow alumni, and future students.

The survey takes less than 3 minutes to complete, and individually identifiable information is never shared with outside agencies. To help us with your participation, please visit https://ua.joinhandshake.com. Using your myBama credentials to log in, navigate to “First Destination Survey” under the Career Center drop-down menu at the top of your Handshake account page to access the form. Graduating students who complete the survey are eligible to receive a T-shirt from the Career Center, including the “Hired” elephant and “Champion Your Career” shirts. For more information, email the Career Center or learn more about the collected data on our First Destination page.

Reminders about career sevices for new alumni

As a newly minted alumnus, you can still take advantage of services offered at the Career Center. If you are still seeking employment or graduate school admission, make an appointment to talk with a consultant by calling our main office; you can also search hundreds of active job postings from across the country and keep up with career-related events through Handshake.

Improve your profile with LinkedIn’s professional advice

Screenshot of LinkedIn tip sheet
LinkedIn offers tip sheets on successfully using the platform, including one titled Tailoring Your LinkedIn Profile to Your Goals.

LinkedIn, sponsor of the Like A Pro College Tour event held at The University of Alabama on Nov. 20, 2017, is offering comprehensive advice for new and experienced users of its professional network service.

Representatives on campus in the Ferguson Student Center Great Hall met with students to provide one-on-one evaluations of individual’s LinkedIn profiles, and also offered professional headshots and group consultations with event co-sponsor P&G. Networking information provided at the Like A Pro event are available through the Career Center, in the main office in 3400 Ferguson and on its website at career.ua.edu.

Flyers include:

Additional information about LinkedIn can be found at www.linkedin.com, students.linkedin.com, and www.linkedin.com/alumni. The Career Center also offers resources on networking and job-search strategy under its Connect section at career.ua.edu/connect.

To meet with a career consultant for personal coaching on your career plan, make an appointment through Handshake or stop by the Career Center office during normal business hours.