College of Arts and Sciences Career Coaching

Career Coaching
Career Coaching

Get to know the career coaches

Trina, Allison, Sai, and Meagan can help you explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.

They are located in 107 Oldfather Hall: the College of Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center. You schedule a meeting with a Career Coach using the Student Success Hub: Trina, Allison, Sai, and Meagan.

Still need to meet with a Career Coach for class? Stop by drop-ins Wednesday 11-1 and Thursday 2-4. 107 Oldfather or on Zoom.

Looking for one more credit hour for your spring schedule? Join CASC 200. 1 credit, online/asynchronous. Designed to guide you through self-exploration activities to help you narrow down your career options and identify next steps. Enrollment open in MyRED.

Need something to do over the extended winter break? Enroll in 0-credit CASC 291: CAS Career Launcher. Work on your resume, LinkedIn profile, and meet with a Career Coach to get career support! Enrollment open in MyRED.

Participating in an internship or research opportunity in the spring? You could get it documented on your transcript! Start by filling out the appropriate form for INTERNSHIP or RESEARCH.


January 8th, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm AmeriCorps: Public Health Program Info Session
January 10th, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm UCARE Writing Workshop
January 10th, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm US Dept of Agriculture Forest Services: Tips for Job Seekers
January 24th, 11:00 am–1:00 pm Employer in Residence - Deloitte
January 25th, 11:00 am–1:00 pm Employer in Residence - Aptive Environmental
January 26th, 11:00 am–1:00 pm Employer in Residence - Baxter Auto
January 29th, 11:00 am–1:00 pm Employer in Residence - Ameritas

You can expect a career coach to
- Create a friendly and supportive environment and ask questions about what you like, what you’re good at, and what’s important to you.
- Introduce and demonstrate different tools and resources to assist you in your career development process.
- Collaborate with you to identify your next steps--there is always a next step.
- Help you gain comfort and confidence in connecting your academics and experiences with specific opportunities.

Your career coach will expect you to
- Learn about your interests, skills, and values related to career paths.
- Identify and pursue meaningful academic and experiential opportunities to further develop your skills and knowledge.
- Follow up on next steps as identified and discussed in your meetings.
- Speak and write about how the knowledge and skills gained through your academics and experiences connect to your career plans.

Build experience—your way
Depending on your majors and minors, as well as your interests and goals, certain kinds of experience may be critical. Plan to pursue at least two of these opportunities—hopefully more!
Internships - Get valuable experience, build skills, and try out an employer or position. Many internships lead to permanent jobs!
Research - Work in a lab, partner with a faculty member, or propose your own research through UCARE.
Education Abroad - Sharpen language skills, gain independence, and develop a global perspective, while earning credit with Education Abroad.
Leadership - Join at least two student organizations each term. Network with others and work toward a leadership position.
Service - Get involved in a one-time or long-term service opportunity. Engage with the community and contribute your time and talents.

University Career Services Student Resources
Job Search Guide
Pursuing Graduate School