If you haven’t figured that out yet, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here. The AUM Career Development Center’s mission is to educate, empower and create opportunities for AUM students and alumni to achieve individual professional success.
It all starts when you visit our office in the Taylor Center. We can guide you toward internships or co-op experience since employers love to hire graduates with work experience. We’ll take you through a proven process to assess and explore your career options. We also help students find on-campus, part-time jobs through our Working Warhawks program. And much more!
Are you an analytical problem-solver or are you a creative type? Are you a Type-A personality or an introvert? Your search for a fulfilling career begins with knowing yourself. Identify your interests, skills and values and start creating goals for your future. This will help you make decisions about your major.
What can you do with your major? We’ll help you research and select career options that align with your talents, interests and goals. You’ll have an opportunity to observe professionals in the workplace as you develop your own Career Action Plan.
It’s time to work your plan by gaining experience through involvement and internships. Build your portfolio and sharpen the skills that will give you the edge in competing for jobs after graduation. Begin adding experiences, coursework, and skills gained to your Handshake profile, and search for internship or Working Warhawks on-campus job opportunities.
Now, apply what you’ve learned and launch your job search strategy. Refine your resume or CV and cover letter, complete your LinkedIn and Handshake profiles, expand your network, and participate in professionalism and interviewing workshops so you’ll be ready for the real thing.
Career decision making requires understanding several things about yourself: your values, interests, skills, abilities, and personality characteristics. The AUM Career Development Center uses an online career assessment tool, FOCUS2, to assist you in learning how your unique blend of elements could be used in the workplace. This tool is designed to help students select the right major, explore career options within each major, and establish a plan to achieve career goals.
Create your FOCUS2 account to begin your career exploration! Contact the Career Development Center for access information.
Start separating fact from fiction as it relates to your career. Here are several common career myths and our response to each.
No job in any career field is going to be a perfect match for your interests, skills, values, and priorities. The goal should be to find career satisfaction – feeling content in your daily work while also having the opportunity to pursue your main interests, engage in meaningful relationships, and contribute to your community. Keep an open mind. If you have two or three main interests, explore where they intersect and consider careers that combine them in interesting ways.
Some majors, such as nursing or accounting will lead to specific career choices within varying environments and industries. Other majors – such as sociology, English, psychology and others – prepare you for a variety of careers by helping you build transferable skills valued by many employers. Josh Sawyer (lead video game designer for Fallout and Pillars of Eternity game series), for instance, has a Bachelor of Arts in History. Choose a major by considering your interests, your desired career (and possible graduate school requirements), and what the major offers in terms of knowledge and skills.
Not necessarily. About a third of all college students change their major at least once in the first three years, and one out of ten change their major more than once. Other students may stay with their original major, but delay choosing a specific career until they are exposed to different subjects – such as a biology major who decides to become an epidemiologist after taking a microbiology class. The process of making an informed major or career decision requires careful consideration of all factors, and the flexibility to explore other options when those factors change.
It is perfectly normal to change careers; most people will follow at least two different career tracks in their lifetime. A person’s interests and priorities will change as they move through their career, as will the job market. Many occupations that exist now will be obsolete in the future, and others do not even exist yet! Career planning is a lifelong process, and with each career opportunity, a person should go through the process of self-assessment and exploration to make an informed decision.
Even graduates in high-demand career fields, such as computers, engineering or medicine are required to demonstrate their career readiness and value to the organization before gaining employment. Completing academic coursework is not enough – students must also engage in experiential learning opportunities such as internships, leadership programs, study abroad assignments, service learning, and research projects to gain accomplishments that demonstrate career readiness to employer organizations and graduate schools. Getting involved in campus organizations is also important; this is a great way to gain critical competencies needed for career success, such as communication, teamwork skills and problem solving.
The Career Specialists at the Career Development Center will help you prepare for any employment opportunity by helping you with your resume/CV/cover letter, preparing you for the interview, and showing you how to build your professional network.
Handshake is another valuable tool. In this easy-to-use mobile app, you can find amazing jobs and internships and keep up with Career Development Center events.
AUM alumni enjoy life-long career development services. We also look for alumni to assist current students with their career development, including:
Contact the Career Development Center today.
Our mission is to connect you with students and graduates who have the skills and the drive you need to make your business thrive. We can link you with job candidates through job fairs and expos, recruitment events and career readiness programs. Please contact us.
Are you an AUM Faculty or Staff member who would like to incorporate career planning strategies within your classroom or organization? The Career Development Center strives to engage with students throughout all areas of campus life. We would love the chance to partner with you!
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We can turn your passion into a career.
How high will you SOAR?
Hot investment topics like Bitcoin or Warren Buffett could be the theme of an AUM Investment Club meeting, where you’ll be part of the conversation over pizza and drinks. Other activities include keynote speakers, stock portfolio competitions, and networking with local investors.
Develop practical experience in the field as well as networking contacts. For more information, please contact the club advisor, Wendy Anderson, at (334) 244-3977 or email@example.com.
The business world needs smart, compassionate leaders.
This group of peers schedules networking events with guest speakers and great food. Their aim is to help aspiring students who are starting their own businesses.
The business world will be better because of you.
Members of the Marketing Club make the world their classroom! Club members are on the scene sponsoring social events, networking opportunities, guest speakers, field trips and much more!
Open to students and faculty who are interested in mathematics outside of the traditional classroom setting.
We help prepare you for a life-long career
How high will YOU SOAR?
Enjoy play at all levels with your fellow students.
Chill out from the stresses of your studies by just hanging around!
We help you turn your compassion into a career
People need your help to sustain a better life.
How high will YOU SOAR?
Develop and foster relationships with like-minded students that could last you a lifetime.
The international honors society in psychology.
AUM’s student chapter of NAMI, an organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness
Make your love of numbers pay off
Heading to Auburn University for an engineering degree? This club is for you.
Join other math majors in discussions, activities and research.
Helping the environment helps people
The next generation of conservationists, making an impact today.
Join others in discussions, activities and research.
Chemistry really can create a better world
Join other chemistry majors in discussions, activities and research.
The adventure starts with your first class.
Join other biology majors in discussions, activities and research.
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GIS helps you locate the answers to critical questions
The planet is worth saving
The pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, provides community service and outreach experience.
Learn to harness technology for good
Formed by the College of Business, this club is open to all students and faculty. See the aspect of mathematics outside the traditional classroom setting.
Meet people in your field and network with peers.
Meet with students to share your thoughts on programming and the latest trends.
If computer programming finds you indoors a lot, take time to chill outside for a stress-free adventure.
The world needs scientists like you.
Group members form thought groups and study partnerships as they work through the rigorous coursework of their future profession. Find opportunities to serve alongside your friends like walking to end Alzheimer’s Disease. Or get fit while joining your club in the American Cancer Relay for Life. You’ll stay active in this club and make life-long relationships.
Like-minded students have opportunities to work, learn and network together.
This club brings sustainability awareness throughout the Montgomery community.
You can be the solution to the world’s problems.
Experimentation Leads to Discovery.
Gregory J. Touhill
Director, Software Engineering Institute CERT Division
Gregory J. Touhill is director of the world-renowned CERT Division of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, where he leads a diverse group of researchers, software engineers, security analysts, and digital intelligence specialists working together to research security vulnerabilities in software products, contribute to long-term changes in networked systems, and develop cutting-edge information and training to improve the practice of cybersecurity.
Touhill was appointed by former President Barack Obama to be the first chief information security officer (CISO) of the United States government. Previously, he served in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, he was president of Appgate Federal, a provider of cybersecurity products and services to civilian government and defense agencies.
Touhill is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was an operational commander at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He served as a senior leader of military cybersecurity and information technology programs, culminating as the chief information officer of the United States Transportation Command, one of the nation’s 10 combatant commands. A combat veteran, he is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star medal and the Air Force Science and Engineering Award. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of brigadier general.
Touhill received his bachelor’s degree in political science (minor in engineering) from the Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Air War College, and a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School. He maintains both the CISSP and CISM certifications. He is an adjunct faculty member of the CMU Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and the Deakin University (Australia) Centre for Cybersecurity Research and Innovation. A member of many organizational boards and committees and recipient of many awards, Touhill was recognized by Security Magazine as one of its Most Influential People in Security and by Federal Computer Week in the Federal 100. He is the co-author of the books Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide and Commercialization of Innovative Technologies.
You belong where relationships thrive.
Features networking events with guest speakers and great food. Helps aspiring students who want to start their own businesses.
Focuses on providing speakers working in financial areas to provide real-world advice and connections for internships and careers.
You are likely to find the AUM Investment Club discussing the hottest investment topics from Bitcoin to Warren Buffett over pizza and drinks. Activities include keynote speakers, stock portfolio competitions, and network with local investors. AUM Investments Club encourages academic achievement and provides an opportunity to learn from professionals about the many career choices offered to business administration graduates. For more information contact the club advisor, Dr. Tewhan Hahn, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 244-3231.
The College of Business offers 10 student clubs and organizations that are active on the AUM campus and in the River Region all year long. Through these organizations, students are continually exposed to professional opportunities and experiences offered by some of the top companies in the U.S.
Join your friends who promote good study habits and academic success. Meet professionals in the field for networking opportunities.
Grubhub is the nation’s leading mobile food-ordering marketplace, with more than 20 million happy users! With Grubhub, you can order ahead from all AUM dining options and pick up your food. No waiting, no hassle!
Download the Grubhub app.
Select “Get Started” to set up your account
Once your account has been established select “Accounts” in the menu
Click the “Find Your Campus” button
Search for “Auburn University at Montgomery” in the search bar
Click the “Add Affiliation” button
Select the category that pertains to your status on campus
Click the “Add Campus Card” button
Enter your AUM email address and password
Click the “Sign In” button
Complete Duo authentication
Once your campus card is confirmed, click “Ok”
Select View Campus restaurants
Now you can place your order!
Navigate to the “My Grubhub” screen
Click on the “Account” icon
Select “Campus Dining”
Enter your AUM email address and password on MyAUM
Once you have registered, you may log in using your e-mail address and password.
– Click on Isolation & Quarantine Dining Support Venue.
– Choose a delivery location. This will be the isolation or quarantine building and room you are staying in.* Please do not enter your normal room and building assignment unless you are isolating/quarantining in that room.
– Please note orders must be placed by 11:59 pm CST the day before the delivery date.
– Please order all meals for Friday and Saturday by 11:59pm pm CST on Thursday.
– You are encouraged to order your meals up to 3-6 days in advance.
– Click continue.
– You will then be brought to the menu page.
– Please choose the meal and choices available from those listed.
– Click the add meal button.
– Repeat the above process to choose any additional meals for that same delivery time and day.
– Next click on view cart.
– Confirm your choices for accuracy. If you need to make a change please use the “Edit Order” button on the top.
– Select your payment method.
– You will see an order placed message.
– You will receive a confirmation email for your order. Please check your order for any errors.