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.

AmeriCorps: Mental Health Alliance Info Session
May 14, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Handshake Webinar Link

Healthy Minds Alliance is a national AmeriCorps program that takes a community-based approach to the mental health crisis, utilizing evidence-based mental health intervention programs to train community members on how to prevent, detect, and support people with a mental illness.

CAS Career Drop-in
Every Wed & Thu, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
107 Oldfather Hall or Zoom

Stop in for a quick 10-20 minute meeting to have your resume reviewed or get other career related support. No appointment needed!

Peace Corps Prep Application Deadline
May 15, 11:55 p.m.
Application Link

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps, a federal agency.

Genpact: Women in the AI Revolution
May 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Handshake Webinar Link

Join our webinar to explore how women can overcome challenges and achieve success in the AI industry. We’ll provide insights and practical advice on building a strong professional network, negotiating for promotions and equal pay, and leveraging skills and expertise in AI.

Partnership for Public Service: Climate Jobs in the Federal Government
May 16, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Handshake Webinar Link

You’ll hear from a prime selection of federal agencies about current job opportunities and how you can make a difference on the climate change.

US Bureau of Reclamation: Organization Info Session
May 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Webinar Link

The Bureau of Reclamation is a federal bureau in the Department of the Interior that manages water in the west. This workshop will be an overview of USAJOBS and the Federal Application Process.


May 14th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EF Education First: Organization Info Session
May 14th, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm AmeriCorps: Mental Health Alliance Info Session
May 15th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Girls Who Invest: Organization Info Session
May 15th, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Fulbright Alumni Voices: How to Apply for the Fulbright Study/Research Award
May 15th, Ends at 11:55 pm Peace Corps Prep Application Deadline
May 16th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Genpact: Women in the AI Revolution
May 16th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Federal Bureau of Investigation: Electronics Technician and Information Technology Specialist Info Session
May 16th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm GroupM: Organization Info Session
May 16th, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Partnership for Public Service: Climate Jobs in the Federal Government
May 16th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm US Bureau of Reclamation: Organization Info Session
May 21st, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm APSIA: Diplomacy & International Cooperation in International Affairs
May 23rd, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Application Tips: Short Answers and Essays - Host Country Engagement
May 23rd, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm APSIA: National Security & Global Threats in International Affairs
May 23rd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Your Future with Fulbright: Bridging Military Service to Global Opportunities
May 24th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm US Bureau of Land Management: Organization Info Session

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