Career Services is committed to helping students navigate the job search process. It is important that students are prepared to find jobs and internships, complete interviews online, and work productively from home. Below is information about these things. Feel free to contact Career Services by emailing CareerServices@saumag.edu. Career Services will be available to help with reviewing resumes, performing mock interviews, and answering any questions that students may have.
To request a Resume Audit, complete this form.
Discover Arkansas is managed by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. On this website you can find information about wage rates, in-demand careers, and other resources that will help you as you prepare to choose a career path.
Occupational Outlook Handbook will provide users with information about fast-growing careers and national statistics about careers of interest. Here you can find salary, training/education, outlook, etc. about careers that interest you.
Career Development Plan
This Career Development Checklist Plan can be used as a template by students, both new and returning, to check their progress and see what they may lack as they continue their college careers. This plan is a rough outline for students to follow and sets out a list of activities that the Career Services office believes will help students be better prepared for their future, no matter what walk of life they may embark on.
This is a template and can set a good groundwork for how to be successful in college, further education, or your career. For this plan to help you, you must take everything involved seriously and try to get the most out of each situation.
Below are websites that are great places to begin looking for jobs and internships:
- Handshake: Handshake is one of the top job sites for college students. All SAU students can log into handshake for free using this link and their MySAU username and password.
- Indeed: Indeed is the #1 job site in the world.
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet. LinkedIn can be used to find jobs, create professional relationships, and learn the skills necessary to succeed in your job.
How to be Prepared for Online/Phone Interviews
In many ways online/phone interviews are the same as in-person interviews. Below are some ways to improve your online interview experiences:
- Have a trial run before the interview.
- Remove possible distractions.
- Dress professionally.
- Maintain eye contact.
- Enunciate your words.
- Be prepared and take notes if necessary.
Tips on How to Work Productively From Home
Recently working from home has been on the rise. Here are some ways that will make working from home more efficient.
- Make an office space in your home.
- Create a schedule for work time.
- Prepare a to-do list.
- Remove distractions if possible.
- Do not procrastinate.
One function of the Career Services office is to make class presentations about Career Readiness. Students and Faculty can access online versions of these presentations below.