The Office of Student Engagement and Success is here to help you in your career exploration. You will get help and advice on:
We also provide one-on-one career counseling and career exploration, as well as educational workshops designed to help polish your business professional skills. Email BusinessSuccessCenter@aum.edu, visit our staff in 331 Clement Hall, or call (334) 244-3398 to set up an appointment. We are here to help you reach your goals.
While we realize each student’s career development timeline is unique, the College of Business uses timelines to propose ideas about what students could do during various stages of their college career.
Freshman Year Career Checklist
Sophomore Year Career Checklist
Junior Year Career Checklist
Senior Year Career Checklist
Every year the College of Business places a great focus on preparing our students for the professional environment. The Office of Student Engagement and Success hosts a professional development series focusing on topics like resume writing, networking and mock interviews. We also hold an etiquette luncheon where students participate in a formal business luncheon.
The College of Business offers several career analysis and development programs which aid students in determining the right career for them. These programs also provide tools to assist in planning, preparing, and implementing strategies to execute your career search.
CareerBeam, a self-paced comprehensive career planning resource, is used to clarify career goals, develop a professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, develop a network, and implement a strategic career search. Create a CareerBeam account.
FOCUS2, a self-paced, career and education planning tool, enables you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Create a FOCUS account (Access Code: GOWARHAWKS).
Job Search Tools
CareerShift is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you conduct and organize your job search.
College of Business Clothing Closet
Do you have a big interview coming up and nothing to wear? Are you attending the Career Fair and need a tie or professional pair of pants? Contact the Office of Student Engagement and Success to browse the Clothing Closet! Learn more about the clothing closet here>>
Cooperative education, or “co-op,” is a unique partnership among employers, students and the university that combines classroom studies with professional work experience. Co-op positions are typically paid experiences in which students work for a minimum of two semesters on either the alternating or parallel work schedule. Co-op positions must be directly related to a student’s major.
An internship is generally a single semester work experience (paid or unpaid) that offers students an opportunity to engage in further career exploration. Internships for academic credit must be directly related to a student’s major. Here is what Meghan Cochrane, Director of PR & Marketing for Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, said about her College of Business interns:
em>”The interns from AUM set themselves apart and have an enthusiasm for understanding marketing principles and public relations and go above and beyond with any project or task handed to them. Additionally, they have always demonstrated professionalism and respect by meeting all project deadlines and communicating clearly with any questions or ideas they may have. I strongly recommend the AUM College of Business’s internship program and feel that the students that have interned with Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama have truly made a difference.”
In a job-shadowing situation, students observe professionals on the job, ask questions and gain a better understanding of a career. The intent of these informal relationships is to offer students a glimpse at a typical workday within a career.
Mentoring serves to supplement student knowledge through one-on-one interactions with professionals in the field. Mentors are encouraged to advise, inform, clarify and empower students to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through mentoring, students gain firsthand knowledge of the trends, realities and expectations of their chosen career field.
City Town Information-videos
City Town Information – career stories
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Riley Guide – Career Information Guides
The Career Project
US Bureau of Labor
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What Can I Do With a Major In…….?
Alabama Department of Education
American Chambers of Commerce Abroad – United States Chamber of Commerce
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Job Sites by State
Job Search – Disabilities
American Association of People with Disabilities (Includes Internships)
Emerging Leaders (Includes Internships)
Additional Resources (Riley Guide)
Job Accommodation Network
Mobility International USA
Job Search – Diversity
Equal Opportunity Publications
Insight into Diversity
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Job Search- Federal Jobs
Federal Government Jobs
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Job Search- General
Job Search – Individual Programs
Job Search – Non-Profit Jobs
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Human Services Career Network
Job Search – Veterans
Hire Heroes USA
Riley Guide: Resources for Veterans and Military Personnel and Their Families
Veteran Employment Center
Internships, Co-op & Seasonal Positions
InterExchange Working Abroad
Internships Abroad – Transitions Abroad
Seasonal & Summer Jobs
YMCA Summer Camp Vacancy List
Specific Interest Areas
National Park Service
Job Search Resource
Dress for Success
Syms Dress to Achieve
Interview Questions to Ask.com
Resume/Cover Letter Writing
How to write a Masterpiece of a Resume – Rockport Institute
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Cost of Living Comparison Calculator
Compare Cost of Living
Regional and State Information
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Calculator
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