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 Connect section, 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 for Students

Make the most of the career fairs as a student by preparing beforehand! Get the best tips on how to succeed at any career fair starting now.

Career Fairs for Employers

Career fairs are the ideal setting for students and alumni to make connections for internships and full-time positions. Get details on upcoming events, as well as tips on what to expect and how to best prepare for the fairs.

On-Campus Recruiting

During fall and spring semesters, recruiters visit UA to interview students for a variety of positions. Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to share with representatives the value you will bring to an organization.

Employer Information Sessions

Employer information sessions are opportunities to learn more about an organization, often including organizational structure and typical career paths. These sessions may be formal or informal, include refreshments, or occur before an interview.

Research Employers

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

Networking Skills/Strategies

Studies reveal that a majority of jobs are acquired through networking. Developing these skills and expanding your network will increase your odds of being connected with job openings that may not be advertised widely.

Job-Search Strategies

To use any job-search strategy successfully, you must first be able to define what you want. This will make your job search strategies focused and your contacts will be able to share information relevant to your goal.

Graduate School Planning

For some, pursuing graduate school is an integral part of career development and reaching career goals. This section provides a general outline of information on many important areas as you consider graduate school options.