The health and safety of our students, employees, and visitors are of the utmost importance to the University. We've developed this list of resources and opportunities to ensure that we're still providing the services you need while keeping everyone safe.
If you have questions about how the Office of Career Services is handling safety for COVID-19, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the University's COVID-19 response website for more information about how the University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the health of all students and employees.
As of Monday, March 23rd, the Office of Career Services transitioned to an entirely virtual model until further notice. This means our doors will be closed, but we are here to ensure students’ career needs are met in this time of uncertainty. Our team is now available for virtual appointments via Zoom, phone call, or Teams video/call conference to discuss your job search, resume and interview prep, major and career decision-making, and other career-related topics. Students can schedule an appointment in Handshake or by emailing email@example.com.
All students will likely need a resume at some point. The Office of Career Services offers a variety of tools to assist in the development and improvement of resumes and other job search documents. An Office of Career Services staff member can provide guidance and critique resumes using Handshake appointments. The Office of Career Services’ resume checklist is a great starting point.
Looking for a Job or Internship?
Keeping your Handshake profile up to date with your most relevant experience and resume is paramount during this time of nationwide, virtual interaction. Remember to set your profile to public so employers can find you. Upload job search documents for easy access when applying to jobs and internships.
A complete, updated Handshake profile makes you 5x more likely to be messaged by a recruiter. The three most critical items to kickstart your Handshake profile are listed below. These can all be found in the “Your Interests” section. Read: if you’re only going to spend 5 minutes on Handshake, add these three things to your profile!
Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you’re looking for—you can change your interests at any time.
1. Job Type: Tell us whether you’re looking for an internship, part-time job, or full-time job
2. Location: Select the cities where you’d like to work, and Handshake will show you jobs in that area
3. Job Role: Choose jobs you would like to explore, like marketing associate or software engineer
Once your Handshake profile is ready to go, start searching for jobs and submitting applications. If you don't see a job posted for a company that you are interested in, reach out to the contacts and inquire about future opportunities. Also follow that company for updates on jobs and events.
Major and Career Decision-Making Resources
At some point, many students will seek major & career exploration and planning assistance. Whether you are unsure/undecided, searching for more information about a career path, looking for career planning or goal setting guidance, etc., the Major & Career Exploration Center can provide support tailored to your needs. We encourage you to explore some of our online resources:
- Take a career assessment to match who you are with majors and careers
- Schedule a virtual appointment through Handshake with a Major & Career Exploration center staff member
- Join the Major and Career Exploration Moodle course
- Visit our online resources page to learn about job growth, career trends, detailed job descriptions, career spot videos and more
- Discover What Can I Do With This Major?
- Explore UL Lafayette majors & minors by interest areas