PLEASE READ OUR UPDATES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS AND ITS CURRENT IMPACT ON THE UAB CAREER CENTER

 

Student, Faculty, Staff, and Family Members

  • the UAB Career Center’s services and programs will continue to be offered virtually during the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Please bookmark this page, as well as the University’s official response webpage, for the most up-to-date information.
  • We will be posting updates about Career Center operations and services to our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

 

Fall 2020 UAB Career Center Virtual Resources

CAREER CENTER CANVAS MODULE

CAREER CENTER CANVAS MODULE

These modules can be completed as a series or individually. The modules are designed to walk you through various aspects and tasks to ensure you are ready for your career journey.

FOCUS 2 CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT

FOCUS 2

FOCUS 2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision making model to help them select their program of study, make informed career decisions, and take action. ACCESS CODE: Blazers

Virtual Career Fairs

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS

All UAB career fairs will be held virtually via the Handshake. Learn more and register to attend.

Virtual Appointments

VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS

All UAB career advising appointments will be held virtually via the Handshake.

Virtual Drop-In Hours

VIRTUAL DROP-IN HOURS

The Career Center offers virtual, 15-minute career drop-in appointments via Zoom. Instructions are forthcoming.

VIRTUAL EVENTS

VIRTUAL EVENTS

All UAB career events will be held virtually via the Handshake or Zoom.

Handshake

HANDSHAKE

Handshake is UAB’s career management platform where students can make virtual career counseling appointments and access the online job and internship board.

Interview Stream

INTERVIEW STREAM

Interview Stream is a dynamic web-based resource assisting in your interview preparation.

What can I do with this major?

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR?

Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research by signing in with your UAB email address and password (case sensitive) or create your account to get started.

Candid Career

CANDIDCAREER.COM

CandidCareer.com offers you the ability to access its online library of thousands of career videos. If you are seeking career guidance, Candid Careers videos cover virtually any industry and provide relevant job details and advice to help you choose a career and be successful in it.

CAREER GUIDE

CAREER GUIDE

This guide provides comprehensive information and guidance to many of the services of the UAB Career Center, along with career exploration, resume resources, interview preparation tips, networking suggestions, internship guidance and much more.

Spring 2020 Career Center COVID-19 Updates

Virtual Advising

  • Beginning Monday, March 16, UAB Career Center in the Division of Student Affairs will provisionally pause in-person appointments and collaboration hours.
  • Currently scheduled in-person meetings will be converted to Zoom or phone appointments, and your Career Consultant will reach out via email with instructions and the next steps.
  • If you were planning on scheduling an appointment with our office, you are encouraged to schedule a phone or virtual meeting with a Career Consultant through Handshake.

Handshake

  • Activate your virtual job and internship search by maximizing Handshake.
  • This remains the best place to find postings from alumni and employers that are specifically looking for UAB candidates.
  • Complete and update your profile to increase the likelihood that employers contact you.
  • Check out this “3 Must-Haves on Your Handshake Profile” blog for more insights.

Job & Internship Strategy

  • As with any situation, you will be presented with obstacles and your response is what matters most.
  • We encourage you to stay focused on finding your purpose and cause.
  • Confirm any upcoming interviews you have with employers and ask if video conferencing (i.e., RIVS, Spark Hire, Interview Stream, Hire Vue) is an option.
  • Communicate regularly with employers regarding any potential job or internship offers.
  • Proactively discuss potential alternative locations and remote capabilities.
  • If you are meeting in person, take the necessary precautions, and avoid handshakes and substitute with verbal greetings.

Online Resources

  • Access the UAB Career Center’s online Resource Library to continue developing your career readiness.
  • Also, check out the resources section of our website for assistance with resumes, cover letters, interview prep, and networking tips!

Upcoming Programs

  • UAB is currently restricting visitors and all non-essential gatherings to 10 individuals or less.
  • The UAB Career Center has canceled the remaining Spring programs, and we are currently evaluating which programs have the virtual capacity; this includes all workshop requests.
  • Login into Handshake account for the most up-to-date information.

Employers & Alumni

Recruiting

  • The UAB Career Center is suspending in-person recruiting sessions.
  • For those of you who have scheduled interviews, information sessions, or workshops, we would be happy to work with you to transition these in-person meetings to virtual.

Job & Internship Postings

  • We encourage you to post all full-time or internship opportunities on Handshake, so our students can apply to openings.

Summer Opportunities

  • We have many students who may be in Birmingham for the summer unexpectedly and not able to return home.
  • If you do have an internship opportunity, project, or remote option, we’d love to offer that to our students.

Updating Candidates

  • If you have UAB students joining your organization, please be sure to update them on your operating status, remote working options, and guidelines.
  • We will encourage students to discuss their concerns and plans directly with their employers.