Career and Internship Information
Career Services at the University of Memphis Can Help You Reach Your Career Goals
Career Services can equip you with the necessary tools to become a successful internship or job search candidate. Their office is located at 400 Wilder Tower. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:30 PM during Fall and Spring semesters. Summer hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Career Services is for all students: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate level. Career Services also provides counselor assistance with resume writing, interview skills, and the search for internships and jobs. Stop by the Career Services office and check out their website [http://www.memphis.edu/careerservices]to learn more about their services.
Online Resources from Career Services:
- Search for jobs, internships, and off-campus part-time jobs in the E-Recruiting database. ERecruiting has over 500 jobs and more than 200 internship listings. This database is updated daily, so be sure to check the site often for updates and new job postings.
Interview Preparation [http://www.memphis.edu/careerservices/studentguide/interviews.php]
- Utilize mock interviews with trained career services staff. To make an appointment call the Career Services office at 901.678.2239.
- Practice interviewing on your own with sample interview questions [Common Interview Questions by category]
- Access interview tips in order to prepare for your big interview! [http://www.memphis.edu/careerservices/Interview_Tips.php]
- Career Services provides resources for students who are exploring careers. Whether you are deciding on a major, looking to change your major or narrowing your career options, Focus-2 is a great tool! Focus-2 is a software system that assesses your interests in relationship to academic strengths, values, skills, personality and leisure.
Resume Preparation and Review [http://www.memphis.edu/careerservices/studentguide/resume.php]
- Utilize Optimal Resume [https://memphis.optimalresume.com] an online resume builder in order to gain guidance in creating your resume
- Go to the resume prep and review link to gain access to the Career Services resume checklist, sample resumes, cover letter checklist, and resume action-verb list!
- Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) [http://www.cosdonline.org]
- An exciting tool for both employers and students. Career Gateway is the first nationwide online job posting and college student resume database system. It is a primary tool for employers to reach this population while students use this as a tool for identifying employment opportunities and employers who are committed to including disability as part of their diversity efforts. For employers, COSD Career Gateway is a vital pipeline for their future workforce. For students, COSD Career Gateway is the closest link with employers specifically seeking them. There is no charge for students to register or for employers to post available jobs, internships and/or co-op opportunities.
- Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) [http://www.dol.gov/odep/programs/dmd.htm]
- Students with disabilities (mentees) are matched with workplace mentors according to expressed career interests. Mentees experience a typical day on the job and learn how to prepare to enter the world of work. Employers gain an increased awareness that people with disabilities represent an overlooked talent pool. Disability Mentoring Day is a program of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).