About Career Services
Welcome to Career Services at Ashford University! As an Ashford student or alumnus, you can use resources and tools from Career Services to search for jobs, plan your career, and achieve your greatest career potential.
With Career Services, you can find assistance with:
- Searching for jobs
- Resume-writing and cover letters
- Preparing for interviews
- Matching your degree to a career
- Skills and personality assessment
Please view frequently asked questions (FAQ) for valuable answers and resources you can use when exploring careers and searching for jobs.
View a roadmap on the career planning process.
- Attach a rough draft of your resume
- Tell us in detail how we can help you plan your career
- Indicate whether you are a student on campus or online
Job Search Resources and Tools
ResumesVisit our resume page for information on building a resume and having your resume reviewed.
Career Services on YouTube
Hear from our knowledgeable team of Career Services Specialists, and watch career-related video topics such as how to become a teacher, military career transition, and building your LinkedIn profile. We will continue to cover more of the topics that matter to you in the future, so please keep coming back!
Career Spot Videos
These 3-minute videos cover a wide variety of topics related to career planning and help you conduct your job search and plan your career. Watch the videos below:
- Where to Begin: Getting Started
- Resume writing assistance: Make Your Resume Pop
- Job search advice: The Importance of Networking
- Interview preparation: The Interview
- Career exploration, including personality assessments: Who Am I
Searching for Jobs
Looking for a job takes time. Finding a good job usually means you have to network, because it's all about whom you know and who knows you. Before beginning your job search, here are some guidelines to consider:
- Understand your strengths and what you can offer an employer. To prepare to interview in a manner that emphasizes your strengths and talents, complete this Strengths-Based Interview Activity.
- Be efficient and stay focused.
- Target specific organizations and companies that already employ people you know or can get to know.
- Search for jobs by visiting the Job Search and Resume Builder tool link in your Student Portal.
- Watch the Career Spot Video How Do You Get THAT Job?
Conducting Company Research
- Visit Mergent, which is located under Libraries in your Student Portal.
- Check organizations' career sites regularly in order to apply for the latest job postings that match your experience and goals.
- Maintain a schedule and keep a log of your activities with records of job boards, resources, and people who can help you.
- Watch the Career Spot Video Researching Companies.
Professional associations are a great way to network, gain professional development, and research different industries. WEDDLE's Association Directory is a great place to locate professional associations in your area of interest.
Career Services abides by the principles of professional conduct set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) www.naceweb.org.
The University's courses, programs, and services are designed to prepare students and graduates for further study or to pursue employment in their field of study or related field; however, the University does not guarantee that students or graduates will be placed in any particular position or employment. Any statistics referenced on its website and attributed to a source other than the University have not been independently verified by the University.
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