Whether gathering information about a career or looking for an actual job, you’ll want to take advantage of opportunities to connect with employers.

Throughout fall and spring semesters, the Career Center sponsors events and information sessions that bring students, alumni, and employers together. In this section, Connect, you’ll learn about these opportunities and how you can prepare to make a positive impression. You will also learn networking strategies and tips to ensure that you’re being professional and effective in your approach.

Career Fairs

Career fairs are the ideal setting to make connections for full-time positions and internships. Attendees include students and alumni.

On-Campus Recruiting

During fall and spring semesters, employers visit UA to interview students for internships and full-time positions. We encourage you to take advantage of this convenient opportunity to share with employers the value you will bring to their organization.

Employer Information Sessions

Employer information sessions are opportunities to learn more about the employer before the interview. Details shared might include organizational structure and typical career paths.

Research Employers

If you want to create a great resume and ace your interview, you will need to know the prospective employer. Learning details about the organization allows you to identify its needs and market yourself accordingly.

Networking Skills/Strategies

Studies reveal that at least 75 percent of jobs are acquired through networking. Developing networking skills and expanding your network will increase your odds of hearing about job openings that may not be advertised widely.

Job Search Strategies

Studies have shown that the most effective job search strategy for any field is networking. To network effectively, or use any job search strategy successfully, you must first be able to define what you want.

Graduate School Planning

Graduate school is an investment of your time and money. The key is to know what you want to get out of your education before you make the investment.