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Career Counseling

  • Help with personal reflection and identifying areas of interest
  • Support for students in their majors and career options exploration
  • Resources on how to build experience through clubs/orgs, volunteer work, shadowing, and internships
  • Online resources and information regarding careers, majors, and job/internship searching
  • Assistance to students on identifying their skills and strengths and teach students how to express them on a resume/cover letter and during an interview
  • Help developing networking skills and work with the student to build both in-person and online networks
  • Tools to help secure non-academic internships and full-time, part-time, and work study jobs
  • Advice on the first steps down the graduate degree path

Our goal is to make sure your one-on-one appointments with Career Counselors are helpful and productive.  Below is a list of the different appointments we offer, and some easy steps you can take to feel confident and prepared for your career appointment.

PLAYING AN ACTIVE ROLE DURING ALL APPOINTMENTS:

  • Be on time
  • Ask questions
  • Take notes

FIRST TIME CAREER APPOINTMENT:

INTEREST ASSESSMENTS:

  • Take the Jackson Career Explorer

CAREERS FOR YOUR MAJOR:

  • View Potential Careers to help build a foundation for what typically can be done

CAREER AND JOB SEARCH SKILLS:

  • Make a list: What have you tried on your own? The appointment will be about strategies you haven’t tried
  • Bring a copy of your resume to the appointment

INTERNSHIPS:

  • Attend the internship informational workshop 
  • Prepare specific questions
  • Bring a copy of your resume to the appointment

NETWORKING/LINKEDIN:

  • Go to walk-in hours: the peers will  help you create your LinkedIn

RESUME/COVER LETTER:

  • Go to Career Express  Walk-in Hours to seek help building and critiquing your resume/cover letter 
  • Bring your updated resume/cover letter to your appointment

INTERVIEW SKILLS:

  • Read the interview tips: be prepared to talk about how you will apply those tips to your interview style
  • Bring your resume: your resume guides the topics you will reflect on during your interview
  • Brainstorm and bring a list of your best attributes

MOCK INTERVIEW:

  • First practice using Interview Stream so you can reflect on it during the appointment
  • Once you schedule an appointment, email the career advisor you are meeting with a copy of your resume, cover letter, and job description
  • Come dressed in business professional clothing for the appointment

FIRST STEPS TOWARDS GRADUATE SCHOOL :

  • Review the resources on the Graduate School Advising webpage 

THE WILDCAT WAY TO PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

At the University of New Hampshire, students develop personal and professional skills beyond the classroom by following the Wildcat Way to Professional Success.  Our aim is to outline and share action steps students can take toward career readiness, and provide a guide for professional development to support each student’s academic experience.  Career and Professional Success provides events, services, and coaching in each of these core areas to support Wildcats as they explore the option and opportunities that await them after graduation.