Students

Scheduling an Appointment

If you are a student, you may schedule an appointment online by simply clicking here and selecting Career Services under Services. You will then see the available time slots on the calendar, and choose the day and time that works best for you.

Alumni, please contact the Career Services Office by phone (305.628.6577 or 305.474.6925) or email (careerservices@stu.edu) to schedule an appointment.

Office Hours & Location

We are located in the Student Success Center, on the West end of Dooner Hall, building #1 on campus: Campus Map. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Services

STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT

Focus 2 is a Career Assessment tool, which aligns student's feedback and responses to the University's programs of study, and provides students with career exploration options. Upon completion of the assessment, the student meets face-to-face with a Career Coach to go over the results and identify potential programs of study. You may find Focus 2 here.

JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Students have access to job postings, internships, volunteer opportunities, and more through our career management tool - Handshake. Sign in at https://stu.joinhandshake.com. Use your STU username and password to log into the system. If you experience technical issues, please contact Handshake's support team at support@joinhandshake.com.

It is strongly recommended that a student have his/her résumé critiqued, before applying to jobs to ensure the résumé is professional. Students will find professional full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities. Résumé referral services will be provided on a one-on-one basis based on the student/alumni interest and profile.

For a list of job search engines, click here.

INTERNSHIPS AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Students are encouraged to complete an internship during their program of study. For some majors (business), it is a requirement. Students are exposed to other experiential learning opportunities, such as shadowing experiences, mentoring, volunteering, etc.

Steps to Follow:

  1. Contact the designated Academic Advisor to register for the internship course;
  2. Meet with Ms. Cristina C. López, Associate Director of Career Services (305.628.6577, cclopez@stu.edu), to start the process of searching for the internship and preparing the application materials (résumé, cover letter, etc.);
  3. Complete applications to several internships;
  4. Interview with company representatives;
  5. Once the internship has been secured, the student will notify both the Academic Advisor and Ms. López of the internship placement, including contact information of internship supervisor and internship duties.
  6. International students cannot engage in an internship or CPT (Curricular Practical Training), without first meeting with the International Student Advisor for immigration approval. Please contact Jerry Debe, Assistant Director of International Student & Scholar Services, 305.474.6008, jdebe@stu.edu.

The student is required to start the process of finding an internship one semester prior to the desired start date.

Download and complete the Internship Application

Access internships on a couple of platforms:

Talent Development Network (TDN): Linking students with industry, The Talent Development Network is an innovative economic and career development program that matches Miami-Dade students with paid internship positions in local companies. To view a list of current positions, click on: http://home.tdnmiami.com/students/

Internships.com: Today's successful intern is tomorrow's successful employee; and is a future successful alumnus for us. Internships enable both students and their employers to gauge each other in an early and low-pressure setting, leading to more successful jobs and careers. To that end, students are strongly encouraged to create an account at: www.internships.com/welcome/stu. One of the tools you will find there is the Internship Predictor. This algorithm integrates a cross section of items for assessing preferences in personality traits, interests, and values. The results connect clients to congruent job listings, recommended content for resumes, and deeper analysis of suggested career tracks. Employers prefer student candidates that have completed at least one internship during their course of study with us. Be the candidate employers seek!

CAREER EXPOS

Career Expos are hosted on-campus bringing a variety of employers twice a year, in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Fall 2017 Career Expo
Wednesday, October 18th
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Convocation Hall (University Library, 1st floor)
You can RSVP for the Career Expo here

CAREER RESOURCES

Numerous electronic and hard copy resources are available to students and alumni.

CAREER WORKSHOPS AND CLASS VISITS

Career Services staff present on a variety of topics designed to enhance students' work readiness and employability skills. They conduct workshops and visit classrooms to do specific-topic presentations.

MOCK INTERVIEWS

Students can do one-on-one mock interviews with a Career Coach. In addition, we utilize the InterviewStream software, which prepares job-seekers for entering the workforce by developing the soft skills they need to land their dream job. You may find InterviewStream here.

MENTORING PROGRAM

An annual mentoring program Dining with 12 Bobcats is offered to students that are hosted by a successful alumnus/a; the industry varies every year to reach students from all fields of study.

ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT

Employers visit our campus to recruit talent for their organizations to fill internship and employment opportunities.

GRADUATE SCHOOL GUIDANCE

We provide information on entrance exams, individual advising and assistance with students' application materials.


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