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How can I make a career advising appointment?

3065 views   |   Last updated on Aug 10, 2015   

ASU students and alumni can make an advising appointment at any of our locations by simply logging on to Sun Devil CareerLink and clicking on request a counseling appointment.  Click here to log in or register.  The ability to make an appointment is available any time and makes it easy to get connected to our office.   We offer scheduled appointments,  Same Day Advising on a space available basis,... read more

How can I get help creating or editing my resume?

2357 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2014   

ASU Career Services offers several resources to students and alumni for creating and editing a resume.  You can start with reviewing a resume tutorial on the ASU Career Guide.  Once you have a draft of your resume, feel free to submit it for review through the resume drop-box link at the bottom of the Career Services Homepage or visit a Career Services office to have it reviewed by a Peer Career A... read more

How can I search for jobs or internships using Sun Devil CareerLink?

1749 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2014   

Sun Devil CareerLink is a job search database available to all ASU students and alumni.  Create an account today to view more than 20,000 jobs and internships that are posted annually.           ... read more

What is the average salary of a new ASU graduate?

1627 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2014   

The salary that a new graduate earns is dependent on many factors including professional field, geographic location, and previous experience.  The Career Services Grad Stats page has eight searchable databases where users can explore the career plans of recent ASU graduates.       ... read more

How can I prepare for an interview?

1418 views   |   Last updated on Dec 22, 2014   

Good interview preparation is important in order to be a competitive candidate.  Check out the ASU Career Guide to start preparing.... read more

As an ASU alumnist, can I schedule a career advising appointment?

1371 views   |   Last updated on Dec 29, 2014   

All ASU Alumni are invited to take advantage full of all Career Fairs, Career Services Events and Workshops, Sun Devil CareerLink, and Online Resources offered by Career Services.  Alumni that are one year or less removed from graduation are eligible to take advantage of free Career Advising from our professional and Peer Career Advisors.  Alumni who are more than one year removed from graduation ... read more

As an employer, how can I learn more about becoming involved with recruiting at ASU?

1313 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2014   

ASU Career Services hosts approximately 30 career fairs and events during the Fall, Spring, and Summer.  Some of these events are specialized for given student populations while others are open to all majors.  Employers can also post positions and schedule interviews through Sun Devil CareerLink.  This system is FREE to both students and employers!     ... read more

How can I select a major that would be a good fit for me?

1301 views   |   Last updated on Jul 07, 2014   

Selecting a major can oftentimes feel overwhelming.  Good planning and understanding which majors are good fits for your personality, values, skills, interests, life experiences, and needs and wants is a great place to start.  ASU has more than 300 majors that students can choose from and there is a program to fit virtually any student. ASU Career Services offers career advising appointments where... read more

How can I post a job or internship for ASU students and alumni?

1163 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2014   

Sun Devil CareerLink is a job search database available to all ASU students and alumni.  Thousands of employers take advantage of this system to post available positions to qualified candidates and more than 12,000 new job candidates register for this system annually.  Create your account today and also review some Sun Devil CareerLink tips to get you started in posting positions.     ... read more

Which employers most often make employment offers to ASU Graduates?

1141 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2014   

Graduates from ASU receive employment offers from small, medium, and large organizations in Arizona, the Western US, across the country, and in many foreign countries as well.  According to student submissions on ASU Graduating Surveys, some of the most active hiring organizations include:         American Express         Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)     ... read more

Is it possible to negotiate a salary offer I receive from an employer?

988 views   |   Last updated on May 10, 2013   

It is sometimes possible to negotiate salary and other job offer items with an employer.  Before starting a negotiation, be sure review some key strategies.  Also, consider that salary is just one aspect of total compensation that you may want to negotiate. ... read more

How do I decline a job offer in a tactful manner?

905 views   |   Last updated on May 10, 2013   

If you choose to decline a job offer, it is important that you do so in a way that shows your appreciation and also allows for you to maintain good relations with the offering organization.  You never know if your paths will cross again in the future!... read more

What helpful resources are recommended for students who are seeking internships or job opportunities abroad?

883 views   |   Last updated on May 10, 2013   

Students who plan to seek opportunities in other countries should access Going Global, a comprehensive resource which provides information about international opportunities, legal considerations, and more!... read more

What can I do as a parent or family member to assist my student with the career development process?

859 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2014   

A student's family is part of an influential group that can help one make career decisions.  Learn more about how you can support your student as he or she makes career decisions.     ... read more

Which job search strategies are recommended by ASU Career Services?

828 views   |   Last updated on May 10, 2013   

Taking a multi-faceted approach to the job search oftentimes yields the most successful results.  This includes networking, attending career fairs, gaining internship experiences, and using resources like Sun Devil CareerLink.  ... read more

Are graduates from ASU successful in obtaining employment upon graduation?

827 views   |   Last updated on May 13, 2013   

Of the recent graduates who reported wanting to work after graduation, 83.4 percent of undergraduate and 89 percent of graduate students reported in their 90-day graduation follow-up survey that they were either working or had received at least one job offer. ... read more

Are current ASU faculty and staff permitted to access career development services?

826 views   |   Last updated on May 20, 2013   

Yes. ASU Career Services does offer support for university faculty and staff.  Please contact the campus most convenient to you for more information.  ... read more

How can I learn whether graduate school is right for me?

802 views   |   Last updated on May 10, 2013   

There are several factors, such as considering which programs are best for you and your career goals, which are important to consider in making the important decision of whether or not to obtain an advanced degree.  ... read more

Why is it important to complete an internship?

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Internships allow for students to gain practical experiences which are extremely valuable to employers.  Further students can develop professional contacts that will help with future job searches.  ... read more

As a Veteran what types of job search resources may be helpful for me?

736 views   |   Last updated on May 10, 2013   

As more and more veterans return to this country after serving in the Armed Forces, there is an increasing need for specialized resources.  ASU Career Services recommends some Helpful Links specifically designed with the needs of Veteran’s in mind... read more

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