Career Services Programs
Disability Resources for Students (DRS) partners with Career Services to assist students with career development and planning and to equip students with the necessary skills to become successful internship or job search candidates. Career Services is for all University of Memphis students and alumni. Career Services provides assistance with resume writing, interview skills, and searching for internships and jobs.
The Career Services office is located at 400 Wilder Tower. Their office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Getting Started: FOCUS 2 Online Career Guidance System
FOCUS 2 allows you to complete a Career Self-Assessment Module (Work Interests, Personality, Skills, Values, and Leisure Interest inventories) and utilize many other career planning tools. To create a free FOCUS 2 account, please visit https://www.focuscareer2.com/Portal/Register.cfm?SID=781
NOTE: To complete your registration, you will need an access code. The access code is the word tiger in all lowercase letters.
Career Preparation and Job/Internship Search: TigerLink
The TigerLink system provides you with access to many tools to enhance your career preparation. A few of these tools include:
- Resume and cover letter samples, a resume and cover letter builder, and the ability to request online resume and cover letter
- Online practice interviews
- Job and Internship Listings
- Career Fair Information
- Online appointment scheduling
Currently enrolled students login to TigerLink with their MyMemphis username and password. To login to TigerLink, visit https://c62-shib.symplicity.com/sso.
If you are an alumni, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that an alumni TigerLink account be created for you. If you already have an alumni account, visit the alumni login page at https://memphis-csm.symplicity.com/students.
Individual Assistance: Career Advising
To schedule an appointment, please call the Career Services main office at 901.678.2239. You may also schedule an appointment via the "Request an Appointment" feature in TigerLink. Available appointment types include:
- Choosing/Using your Major
- Developing an Individual Career Plan
- Resume Assistance
- Interview Preparation
- Job Search Strategies
- Going to Graduate/Professional School
DRS Career Programs
Career Tracks: A program for sophomores and juniors that seeks to assist students with career planning, career competencies, goal setting and decision making through academic tracking, career assessments and counseling.
First HIRES (Helping Individuals Recognize Employment Skills): A jobs program for students with disabilities that have never held a paying job. Developed in collaboration with Residence Life, the First HIRES program will not only provide our students with disabilities with strong transferable skills and enhance their resumes, but also help them get better connected to the University of Memphis. Students in the First HIRES Program work as desk assistants in our on-campus residence halls. This position is customer service-oriented. Desk assistants help residents, answer telephones, and monitor activity in the lobby of the building. They also communicate information to other staff members as necessary.
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP): A recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated junior, senior and recent college graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through internships and/or jobs.
Career Mentoring Program: A program for students interested in gaining more information about what it is like to work "in the real world" with a disability. Students or job seekers who have a disability are paired with a career mentor who also has a disability; the experience could include job shadowing, identifying necessary job skills, and learning about possible internships or employment prospects.
Other Career Resources
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.