Location: John A. Kenney Hall, Suite 44-104听 |听 听Phone: (334) 727-8146
The primary mission of the Career Education and Leadership Development Center (Career Center) is to facilitate the professional and personal aspirations of students for internship, cooperative education, full-time employment or admission to graduate/professional schools. The Center听is responsible for teaching students self assessment and career planning skills. It provides students on-the-job learning experiences and assistance in securing full-time career employment.听The Center also aids employers and graduate/professional school faculty in developing human resources for full-time career opportunities. We sponsor Career Fairs, Co-op and Summer Internships, Employer Seminars, Resume Writing and Interview Workshops, and other relevant programs.
|Cover Letters & Resumes
Whether you are looking for a co-op position, an internship at home or abroad, a summer job, part-time work, or a full-time job after graduation, you have to do some job searching.
Sometimes you might feel that you are听retrieving too much information. A lot of information to sift through will听bog听you down. So, before you get to that point,听 it would be helpful to refine your search strategy. Here are some听guidelines:
When choosing a career, you need to do your research. Look at job market trends. Seek advice from your academic advisor or your mentor. Consider several career fields, in case you need to switch at a later date. Your curiosity can be a good guide into choosing a career, or get you on the right听path to your chosen career.
Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone. Gain more experience through various co-op opportunities听or internships to see if that is the career choice for you. Here are some tips:
A cover letter (sometimes optional) is usually submitted along with a Resume'. Its purpose is to introduce you to a prospective employer. Use it to summarize your professional background, knowledge and skills. But, be careful.听A bad cover letter could get your Resume' thrown into the waste paper basket before it even gets looked at. So, be sure that your cover letter peaks the employer's interest, so they will want to read your Resume'. That's why it is imperative that you learn to write an effective cover letter.
A well-written Resume is also necessary to convince the employer that you would be a valuable addition to their company.
The TU Career Center听sponsors career fairs and career-related events on campus. Some companies or agencies even come on campus during the year to interview our students. The Career Center offers interviewing clinics and Resume' writing workshops to help prepare students for these events.听 听听
Don't be a "No-Show" for an interview.听 If something urgent comes up, try your best to cancel BEFORE your听appointment time. Call your听Career Center for assistance.
There are many programs that offer internship opportunities for academic credit. Some internships can help you decide your career choice and job locations. Allow the 澳门开奖历史记录 Career Center to help you locate internships, find out how long the program is, and whether it is a good fit for you and your college course load.
Remember, it takes time to process your paperwork, so get it submitted early. Here are some helpful resources:
If you are considering an International Career, then consider what that actually means. It could mean a job that requires you to travel globally, or working for an international company within the United States, or working abroad in a foreign country. Ask yourself the following questions to help guide your decision:
Be sure to get your Passport, Visa, work permits or any necessary vaccinations or paperwork done several months ahead of time.
Contact the 听(TUGO) for assistance with听international jobs or study abroad opportunities.
Early preparation is the key to making a good career choice. Here are a听few career resources to help students听prepare for their chosen听career:
Networking sources are available to connect students with exciting听career听opportunities, and employers are able to select from a pool of talented students.
You can also contact the Tuskegee Alumni Club of the听area you are moving to for assistance in getting you settled.
The Career Center sponsors the Annual Career Fair on campus听in which many companies, agencies, and organizations participate to recruit from our pool of talented students. Students are notified through eblasts, social media, flyers, and other means of communication.
We appreciate the support of those companies or individuals who help sponsor campus events and support the TU Career Center and our students.听Take a look at our impressive list on on-campus recruitment employers:
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Career Education and Leadership Development Center
Tompkins Hall, room 301
1200 W. Montgomery Rd.
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: (334) 727-8146
Fax: (334) 727-8258
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