Welcome to the Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services (OCS) is here to make your job search more productive and to serve as your partner in an ongoing process of career management and growth. We are a full-service center, meaning we provide programs and services for our students, and host employers for interviews and presentations. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a lifelong process of self-directed career management.
For quick questions and brief resume reviews students are encouraged to stop by during walk-in hours to meet with a staff member. Walk-in sessions usually last about 10 minutes per student. Stop by the Office of Career Services (2520 Van Munching Hall) from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Professional staff members are available to conduct mock interviews with students to help them sharpen their interview skills. Mock interviews are by appointment only and generally last an hour. The first 30 minutes will consist of a standard behavioral interview followed by 30 minutes of feedback. OCS staff will attempt to tailor mock interviews to match the student’s major or industry as well as the level of position you are seeking (i.e. full-time job or internship). For this reason, we ask that all mock interview appointments are made at least 48 hours in advance and that students provide a copy of their resume at the time of appointment. To schedule a mock interview, www.HireSmith.Net. Once you’ve logged in click the “Request a Coaching Appointment” link under the Shortcuts tab or stop by the Office of Career Services (2520 Van Munching Hall).
On Campus Recruiting
Recognizing that class schedules and other responsibilities make it difficult for most undergraduate students to travel for their career search, the OCS hosts many business employers for on-campus presentations and interviewing in Van Munching Hall. All employer events, on-campus interviews, and job postings are listed on HireSmith- the online job search database customized for students of the Smith School of Business.
Educational and Curricular Programs
BMGT 367: A one-credit course that addresses building foundational job search and career management skills as well as essential aspects of gaining a competitive edge in today’s dynamic job market. Topics include the resume, professional recruiting correspondence, networking, interviewing, etiquette, and much more. You will interact with employers, MBA students, and other professional guests for many class activities such as mock-interviewing, networking practice, and resume reviews. This mandatory course is ideally taken late in your sophomore year or early in your junior year.
Workshops, Panels, and Events:
The OCS regularly hosts workshops focusing on different aspects of the job search such as choosing a major, finding an internship, or writing a resume. In addition, we also host networking events and panels that allow students to explore fields and industries and create contacts with business professionals. Visit the tab on the right hand corner of the OCS page for a list of upcoming events.
Professional staff members are available to assist students with any stage of the job search process from career exploration to job search skills. Some common topics include:
- Major Exploration & Career Direction
- Developing a Job Search Plan
- HireSmith Assistance
- Finding an Internship
- Resume & Cover Letter Advice
- Interviewing Skills
- Evaluating & Negotiating Job Offers
- Preparing for Graduate School
Appointments are made in 30 minute blocks but you may request a one hour appointment for tasks which require more time. To make a career coaching appointment, please visit www.HireSmith.Net. Once you’ve logged in click the “Request a Coaching Appointment” link under the Shortcuts tab or stop by the Office of Career Services (2520 Van Munching Hall).