The Career Center uses the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and SkillsScan Card Sort to help students assess their interests, skills and preferences and explore related careers.
Professional staff members meet with students individually and in groups to help students develop their goal attainment skills so that they are able to secure opportunities that evoke their passions and manage their careers for a lifetime in a dynamic, diverse, and global environment. In addition, staff members assist students with the graduate school search and application process.
Workshops and Programs
The Becker Career Center staff offer a variety of workshops and programs to help students with career planning. Workshops on career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing skills development, including video-recorded practice interviews and mock interviews with real employers, dining etiquette and dressing for success are available to help students compete effectively. In addition, the Becker Career Center staff collaborates with student clubs and organizations to provide customized career planning programs. Register for events on Handshake.
LinkedIn Workshops - Are you receiving invitations to connect on LinkedIn? Schedule an appointment to learn the basics of LinkedIn including how to build your profile, appropriate connecting strategies and how to expend your network. Meet with Shannon Flaherty.
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Employer Relations Program
The goal of the Employer Relations Program is to increase the quantity, quality and variety of internship and full-time opportunities for our students. While we offer both on and off campus recruiting, we encourage employers to visit the campus to interact with students directly. In addition to the opportunities the Becker Career Center staff cultivates, the Career Center partners with other select liberal arts colleges to provide additional internships and full-time opportunities for our students.
Each year in February, the Becker Career Center conducts a career fair to facilitate connections between our students and employers from all industries. The Career Fair provides our students opportunities to secure internships and full-time jobs or just explore companies and careers.
Union Career Advisory Network
Union Alumni Network Networking is an important skill to use in one's job search. Union is fortunate to have alumni nationwide who have volunteered to serve as advisers to students and alumni. Students can access these alumni after speaking with a member of the Becker Career Center staff.