FAQs

FAQs

What can a Career Services Specialist do for me?
Does Career Services offer job or internship placement services?
What types of careers do I qualify for with my major and degree?
How do I get my resume noticed?
I'm not getting any response - What am I doing wrong with my job search?

What can a Career Services Specialist do for me?

Once you connect with a Career Services Specialist, he or she will be able to provide you with custom career-planning assistance to help you reach your career goals. This assistance can include one-on-one coaching, resume reviews, or interview preparation. Review the career development process, and then visit My Career: Career and Professional Development link located in your Student Portal to help you manage your career plan.

Does Career Services offer job or internship placement services?

No, Career Services does not offer job or internship placement services. However, you can find a variety of job search and career planning assistance including informational webinars, live teleconferences, resume reviews, self-assessments, and individualized coaching. For more information regarding these services, please visit My Career: Career and Professional Development link located in your Student Portal

What types of careers do I qualify for with my major and degree?

Your degree can help open up a variety of career opportunities. To understand what types of careers are available to you, it is strongly recommend that you conduct industry and company research and gain practical experience either through volunteer or internship experience.

A Career Services Specialist can assist you with career exploration and developing a career plan that integrates the education you gain at Ashford University. Visit My Career: Career and Professional Development link located in your Student Portal for more career planning resources.

How do I get my resume noticed?

Three words – target, target, target. If a resume is one of the first impressions an employer will have of you as a professional, it is necessary to showcase relevant skills and qualifications on your resume through the use of key words. Tailoring your work experiences shows that you can fulfill the role and do the work.

A Career Services Specialist can help you write a resume and offer feedback, just email careerservices@ashford.edu to request resume writing assistance.

I'm not getting any response - What am I doing wrong with my job search?

There are several moving parts to a job search – your resume, where you are looking for job openings, your interviewing skills, your professional network, etc. Pinpointing what you may, or may not, be doing effectively in your job search often takes a professional, objective opinion. Ashford's Career Services Specialists are trained to work with you in your career planning and help you become more job-search savvy.

Visit "My Career," Ashford University's Career and Professional Development Center. Log into your Student Portal, then search under the careers image.