Faculty and staff: Here are 5 ways to help prepare students for their careers

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With fall semester already in high gear, here is a quick refresher on all that the UAB Career Center offers to support students on their career journeys.

1. Career Advising Appointments

Students can quickly request Career Advising Appointments through the Handshake platform. The Career Center offers a wide range of appointment types, from resume reviews to mock interviews, available both in-person and virtually. Students can also drop in for assistance.

2. Career workshops

Faculty and staff can request tailored career-related workshops or employer panels. The Career Center team covers topics such as resumes, interviews and professional branding and can customize sessions to meet specific academic needs. Request a workshop online.  

3. Canvas course modules

The Career Center has designed 10 Career Canvas Course Modules that seamlessly integrate into academic courses. These modules cover an array of career readiness and professional development topics, offering students valuable resources directly within their existing courses. If you want to integrate these modules, please submit your request here.

4. Jobs and internships

Using Handshake, students (and alums) can apply for part-time and full-time jobs and internships, connect with employers and register for upcoming career-related events.

5. Upcoming career fairs

This fall, the Career Center has several career fairs that offer excellent networking opportunities for students and faculty alike. Mark your calendars for these upcoming fall events:

"We are here to support you and your students throughout the academic year," said Career Center Director Brandon Wright, Ph.D. "Whether through advising, workshops, or collaborative initiatives, the UAB Career Center is your partner in preparing our students for future success. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, requests or ideas for collaboration."

Contact Wright and the Career Center team at careercenter@uab.edu or (205) 934-4324. The Career Center is on Instagram at @uabcareercenter.