A&S Gift Card Drawing

The Career Center is excited to share this opportunity for Arts & Sciences students to win a $250 Visa Gift Card! To be entered into this drawing, students must:

  1. Upload a resume on Handshake and have it approved by Career Center staff
  2. Visit the Career Center before the Fall Career Fairs for one (1) of the following:
    • An appointment with a career consultant
    • A workshop
    • A Career Fair Crash Course
  3. Attend the Fall Career Fairs on September 25 or 26 in Coleman Coliseum (don’t forget your professional attire!)

Once you have completed these three requirements, email A&S Career Consultant Appie Millsaps to be entered for a chance to win one of four $250 Visa Gift Cards. The drawing will take place on Sep. 30, 2019.

Please note, this opportunity is only for students with a major in the college of Arts & Sciences.

Translating your Study Abroad Experience

During your study abroad experience, you likely gained skills and experiences that relate to your career prospects. However, translating those experiences into a cover letter or onto your resume can be tricky. Below is a list of skills often developed while studying or working abroad.  Consider a specific instance when you might have demonstrated one or more of these skills.

  • Intercultural competencies
  • Adaptability
  • Patience
  • Language skills
  • Respect for protocol
  • Self-reliance
  • Time management
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Assertiveness
  • Navigational skills
  • Open-mindedness
  • Remaining calm under pressure
  • Initiative
  • Seeing different perspectives

Next, think specifically about the situation, the task at hand, the action you took, and the result of your actions.

  • Situation: What circumstances required you to use this skill?
  • Task: What needed to be done?
  • Action: What action did you take (demonstrating this skill)?
  • Result: What was the result of the action you took?

This exercise will allow you to not only list the skills on a resume, but also expand on them in a cover letter, and provide potential employers with concrete examples of your abilities.

May 2019 Graduates: Tell Us Your Post-Graduation Plans for our First Destination Report

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You are key to the success of our First Destination Survey. Take 3 minutes to provide your input!

Here’s a quick and easy way to give back to your Alma Mater. The Career Center needs your responses to a quick survey about your job search! The survey takes less than 3 minutes to complete, and individually identifiable information is never shared with outside agencies. This information is used to identify ways to improve our job search services for graduating students and alumni.

Take the survey now!

Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

The Career Center is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Parker Dewey Micro-Internships! Parker Dewey connects Alabama students with employers on short-term, paid projects, usually in the range of 5-40 hours.Through Micro-Internships, you can you explore different career paths while demonstrating your abilities to potential employers, building your professional portfolio, and enhancing your network.

Micro-Internships can be completed remotely, on your schedule, and are a great way to get your foot in the door with an employer. Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects students with companies in need of support. Create your free Parker Dewey account today!

Become a Peer Advisor for Fall

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Peer Advisors are student ambassadors for Career Center services. Apply to become a Peer Advisor today!

Are you a responsible, outgoing student who can deliver a great presentation? The Career Center is hiring Peer advisors for the Fall ’19 and Spring ’20 semesters. This is a paid position working approximately 10 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Peer advisors are trained to assist with career-related matters such as resumes and cover letters, and to deliver class or group presentations about the Career Center.

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.

Applications are due by April 21, 2019. Learn more and apply on Handshake!