Career Development Center
Family & Friends as Partners in the Process













The AUM Career Development Center exists to engage students in their personal career development process of exploring career options, gaining experience in a chosen field, preparing for the job search, and succeeding in their career goals. We encourage our students to take ownership of their career decisions, and begin to understand the importance of life-long career management, rather than just serendipity.  Our services are extended to ALL students from the moment students begin their classes at AUM.

You can be a great asset to your student as they take their career journey.  To learn more about how you can help at each stage in the process, take a few minutes and check out our short career course for parents!



 

During That First Year


During their first year or so of college, students will be involved (formally or informally) in assessing their skills, interests, and abilities. They will do this through finding success (or failure) in courses they take, involvement in campus activities, discussions with their friends and faculty, and generally being exposed to and trying out different ideas and experiences.  Learn More...

Avoiding the Sophomore Slump


Generally, during the second year of college, a student begins to explore majors and career options more seriously. Many colleges and universities require that new students take a broad range of subjects to promote this exploration.  Learn More...



Testing the Waters


Throughout the junior year, it is important for students to experiment with possible career options. They can do this in a variety of ways: internships, cooperative education programs, summer jobs, campus jobs, and responsible volunteer experiences both on campus and in the local community. This is a critical time for your support and understanding.  Learn More...

Moving From Backpack to Briefcase


The senior year is when organizing and conducting a job search or graduate school search begins in earnest. It is also a time when students are heavily involved in more advanced courses in their majors and often have more responsible roles in campus and/or volunteer activities. Balancing these important pursuits and setting priorities is a constant challenge for seniors!  Learn More...