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Are there career fairs on campus?

Yes, we do offer Career Fairs on Campus! We offer a variety of Fairs and with that, there are many different types of companies that visit our campus. Our employers love recruiting UVU students and are looking for students with various backgrounds, degrees, and experience. Career Fairs provide you with an opportunity to network with many employers at one time.

You can see a list of our Career Fairs at the Career Development Center webpage or contact us at 801-863-6364 with any questions.

Can Career Services help me after graduation?

The Career Development Center is here to help school students and alumni reach their career goals. We provide tips for landing the right job, guidance for interviews and resumes, and more! We provide services in-person and online. Learn more at the Career Development Center website.

Can Career Services help me connect with employers?

The Career Development Center is here to help you reach your career goals. We can help you choose and refine your academic program and land an awesome post-graduation job. Visit the Career Development Center website for more information about how we can connect you with employers who are eager to talk to !school students and graduates.

Can Career Services help me prepare for interviews?

The Career Development Center is here to help you reach your career goals. We provide tips for your job search, guidance for interviews, resume assistance, and more! During an appointment with us, we'll address your needs and use all the resources !school has to offer. Visit the Career Development Center website to get started, or call 801-863-6364 to schedule a mock interview with one of our career counselors.

Can I bring another person to my Career Services appointment?

Appointments with the Career Development Center are tailored specifically to you so that you can get the help that you need. However, if you feel like you need someone in the appointment with you, please contact our front desk at 801-863-6364 to notify them that there will be an additional person with you.

Can I make an appointment with Career Services during breaks?

 

Find our hours of operation online any time at the Career Development Center website under "About Us". If you'd like to stop in, visit us at LC 409  during the following times:

Monday -  Friday: 8am - 5pm

Can I make an appointment with Career Services during the summer?

Find our hours for summer online any time at the Career Development Center website. If you'd like to stop in, visit us at LC 409

during the following times:

Monday -  Friday: 8am - 5pm

Can I reschedule my Career Services appointment?

You can reschedule your appointment by calling our office at 801-863-6364

Can I talk to a Career Services counselor?

Yes, you can reach the Career Development Center by careerdevelopmentcenter@uvu.edu or by phone at 801-863-6364 to set an appointment with a counselor.

You are also more than welcome to visit the Career Development Center during the following times:

Monday -  Friday: 8am - 5pm

We are located at:

LC 409

Can you help me apply to Medical School?

The first step to prepare for medical school is to research the admissions requirements for your program of interest and make sure you're on the right track for meeting any prerequisites. The Career Development Center is here to help you reach your career goals and can provide guidance during the application process. We provide services in-person and online. Learn more about our services on the Career Development Center website.

Can you review my resume with me?

The Career Development Center would love to help you with your resume! Give us a call at 801-863-6364 to make an appointment with a counselor, or stop by our office during the following times:

Monday -  Friday: 8am - 5pm

Do job recruiters come to campus?

The Career Development Center is here to provide resources to help you reach your career goals and connect you with employers who are eager to talk to !school students and graduates. Visit the Career Development Center website for more information about job fairs or contact us by phone at 801-863-6364.

Do you have any tips for a phone interview?

Phone interviews are becoming increasingly more common, especially if you are applying for a job that is remote or in another state. Although it may feel different, phone interviews are the same as a normal interview! Make sure you are not being too informal and try to smile when you talk as it can help your voice stay friendly and positive. For more interview tips, visit the Career Development Center webpage or contact us at 801-863-6364 to make an appointment with a counselor.

Do you have any tips for a virtual interview?

Virtual interviews are becoming increasingly more common, especially if you are applying for a job that is remote or in another state. Although it may feel different, virtual interviews are the same as a normal interview! If you are having a virtual interview, make sure you dress and prepare your appearance as you would for an in-person interview. For more interview tips, visit the Career Development Center webpage or call 801-863-6364 to meet with a counselor.

Do you have resume templates I can use?

Yes, there are many places to find resume templates (search on-line or visit the !CAREER-office website). However, we recommend you create your own template using Word or other word processing program. We have two sample resumes you may find helpful at: Resume Template

Do you help with getting into graduate school?

The first step to prepare for graduate school is to research the admissions requirements for your program of interest and make sure you're on the right track to meet any prerequisites. The Career Development Center is here to help you reach your career goals and can provide guidance during the application process. We provide services in-person and online. Learn more about our services on the Career Development Center website.

Does Career Services help me decide on a major?

The Career Development Center provides resources that assist with choosing a major that best fits your interests and career goals. For more information, you can contact us by phone at 801-863-6364, by email at Department Email, or visit the Career Development Center website.

Does Career Services place students for internships?

No, the Career Development Center does not place students in internships. However, there is typically a wide range of internships available for students; you just need to search. Internships are a great way to gain experience and build your resume! Learn all about internships at the Utah Valley University on our Internships website.

Does Career Services recommend any job search sites?

Job search sites can help widen the scope of available job opportunities. If job search sites are becoming overwhelming, the !CAREER-office is here to help you in your search for a job that's right for you! Visit the Career Development Center website to find great job search information, or stop by our office during the following times:

 

Monday -  Friday: 8am - 5pm

How can I contact Career Services?

Find us online any time at the Career Development Center website. You can contact us through our Department Email or by phone at 801-863-6364.

If you'd like to stop in, visit us at

LC 409

Monday -  Friday: 8am - 5pm

How do I avoid job posting scams?

Though scams can vary widely, we can offer some suggestions to help you avoid some common ones:

- Remember the old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
- Do not pay money up front.
- Do not accept payment for services you have not provided (example: as a "pre-payment" of expected services).
- Be cautious of people who are unwilling or unable to meet in person.
- Be cautious of job postings or emails that are poorly written. Example: poor grammar, lack of sentence structure, text in all caps or bolded.
- Be wary of job offers from strangers. If you have not applied for the position or interviewed for the position, it is likely a scam.

If you are concerned about a job posting, or unsure if it may be a scam, contact the  Career Development Center at: 801-863-6364.

Should I follow up after a job interview?

Following up after an interview is a good way to remind the people who interviewed you of why you are a good fit for the position. Thanking the people you meet with can be the most important thing you do post-interview. This follow up should reference back specifically to your interview. Use this as a way to show that you were listening to the interviewer just as much as they were listening to you! 

What is a cover letter?

A cover letter is an introductory page attached to your resume or CV. The purpose of the cover letter is to provide some background information about yourself and to explain why you are interested in the job you are applying for. If you need help drafting a cover letter, contact the Career Development Center by phone at 801-863-6364 or check out this link: Cover Letter 

What is a job shadow program?

A job shadow program allows a student to shadow a professional in the field. This opportunity can help you understand more about a career that you might be interested in and give you a chance to ask questions about your desired career path. This program is different than an internship and is typically not a paid experience. To get more information, contact us at 801-863-6364.

What is Handshake?

Handshake is platform specifically for students that helps you find jobs and makes it easy for employers to recruit you. Handshake partners with schools to allow top employers to post jobs and internships that may not be available anywhere else. Create your Handshake account to have access to jobs that may be a good fit for you. Contact the Career Development Center at 801-863-6364 with any questions. 

What is the difference between a job shadow and an externship?

An externship and a job shadow program are the same. Both of these programs allow students to shadow a professional in the field. These opportunities can help you understand more about a career that you might be interested in and give you a chance to ask questions about your desired career path. These programs are different from an internship and are typically not paid. You can find more information about job shadowing by calling he Career Development Center at 801-863-6364.

What should I include on my resume?

Your resume should be as specific as possible for the job you are applying for! Resumes should include your education, work history, and any experience that is applicable to the job you are applying to. This can include volunteer work, internships, or extracurricular activities (clubs, teams, etc). If you need additional help, you can contact us by phone at 801-863-6364, through our Department Email, or visit the Career Development Center website.

When should I start looking for a job?

It's never too early to research career options. The job search can be an overwhelming process, so be sure to take advantage of the job fairs and resources provided by the Career Development Center. It's important to consider internships or student job opportunities while you are in school, as sometimes those experiences can lead to a career path! 


If you're looking for a great job after graduation, the UVU Career Development Center. You can contact us by phone at 801-863-6364 or visit us in LC 409 during the following times:

Monday -  Friday: 8am - 5pm

Will I be charged a fee for Career Services?

The services provided by the Career Development Center are free of charge for all UVU students and alumni. Visit our Career Development Center webpage for more information.