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The UAB Career Center is now providing UAB students with the opportunity to enhance career readiness through Canvas modules focused on key career components and resources. 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.  

At UAB, we want every student to establish a solid foundation for career success following graduation. The bedrock of that foundation is set now – while you are engaged in your academic journey. These modules complement your coursework and assist in refining skills, competencies, and abilities to propel you forward to career success.  

Each module comes equipped with an introduction, learning outcomes, multiple resources, and action items, and assessments. Students can complete each module 10 - 20 minutes.

UAB Career Center Canvas Modules

Click the modules below to learn more about each lesson.

Module One: Introduction to the Career Center

Module One: Introduction to the Career Center

Module One: Introduction to the Career Center

This introductory module will walk you through the services and resources offered by the UAB Career Center and will connect you with your assigned Career Consultant.

    Learning Objectives
      After completing this module, you will be able to:
    • Identify the services offered by the UAB Career Center
    • Identify career resources available through the UAB Career Center
    • Identify assigned Career Consultant
    • Activate and complete Handshake profile

Module Two: Self and Career Exploration

Module Two: Self and Career Exploration

Module Two: Self and Career Exploration

Through this module, we will walk you through some steps and exercises to identify a career pathway that fits your unique skills, values, experiences, and aspirations. Even if you already have an idea about what your career trajectory may include, use this module to help refine that trajectory and solidify a career plan to achieve career and professional goals.

  • Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, you will be able to:
    • Explore unique values, skills, personality, interests, and leisure activities
    • Explore various majors and careers through the utilization of the FOCUS 2 assessment
    • Identify career pathways that align with unique characteristics and aspirations
    • Develop a personalized Career Action Plan
  • Module Three: Gaining Experience

    Module Three: Gaining Experience

    Module Three: Gaining Experience

    Having a career roadmap is a critical task for successfully navigating the college to career transition. A crucial part of having a plan that aligns and complements career goals is gaining relevant experience. These experiences will not only solidify a career path that fits personal skills and work values, but these experiences will also increase the probability of future success.

      Learning Objectives:
        After completing this module, you will be able to:
        • Identify various approaches and opportunities for gaining experience at UAB
        • Identify three SMART goals to implement in gaining relevant career experience
        • Identify and connect with assigned Career Consultant
        • Complete Handshake profile

    Module Four: Resume Building

    Module Four: Resume Building

    Module Four: Resume Building

    A well-drafted resume separates good from great. Compelling resumes are not just summaries of education and work history; they emphasize accomplishments and results and connect skills and experience to an employer’s needs. This module will introduce the best practices in crafting a strong resume.

      Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, you will be able to:
      • Construct Accomplishment Statements using the APR format
      • Navigate through an Applicant Tracking System
      • Develop a personal resume highlighting relevant experiences and skills

    Module Five: Interview Skills

    Module Five: Interview Skills

    Module Five: Interview Skills

    Interviews may be conducted over the phone, online, in-person, or in a group. Regardless of the format of the meeting, it is challenging to be successful in an interview without clearly conveying to the interviewer why the employer should hire you and how your skills relate to the position. In this module, we will walk you through the keys to excelling in the next interview.

      Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, you will be able to:
      • Navigating the common interview questions
      • Utilize the STAR Method to respond to behavioral interview questions
      • Successfully follow-up on the interview
      • Identify appropriate interview attire

    Module Six: Career Launch

    Module Six: Career Launch

    Module Six: Career Launch

    It is time to start thinking about life after graduation. In this module, we walk you through some key concepts to ensure you are positioned for your first destination upon graduation. In this module, we will review marketable skills, explore avenues for locating opportunities and identify resources to use in securing your first full-time position.

      Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, you will be able to:
      • Reflect on a Career Event attended
      • Assess current career competencies and articulate those competencies to future employers
      • Identify the importance and benefits of networking
      • Identify four (4) posted positions in Handshake

    Career Center Canvas Modules Q&A

    What is the UAB Career Center Canvas Course?

    The UAB Career Center Canvas Course is an interactive course designed to guide you through instructional content and interactive activities to build on your career-readiness and competencies. Currently, the course offers six informative modules to deepen and broaden your knowledge about resources offered by the UAB Career Center, develop a clear plan of action to excel in your future career, and refine your resume and interview skills.

    I did not sign-up for the UAB Career Center Canvas Course. How did I get enrolled?

    The UAB Career Center believes every UAB student should have access to the career-readiness resources and services of the UAB Career Center. You should have the same access and information as your peers about how to find jobs and internship, build a resume, how to prepare for interviews, and understand how to begin networking with professional in your aspirational career field. You have been enrolled to ensure your equal access to career-readiness resources.

    Am I charged a tuition fee if I am enrolled in the UAB Career Center Canvas Course?

    Good news! No. Enrollment in the UAB Career Canvas Course is free resource by the UAB Career Center. There are no additional charges associated with this course. Please note, this is not an academic course with a course grade or credit hour associated with the course.

    Do I have to complete all of the Career Center Canvas Course modules?

    You have been enrolled to ensure your equal access to career-readiness resources. Unless assigned by your instructor, you are not required to complete any of the Career Center Canvas Course modules. The UAB Career Center believes every UAB student should have access to the career-readiness resources and services of the UAB Career Center.

    Will I receive credit hours for completing this course?

    The Career Center Canvas Course is not an academic course you take for credit or a grade. This course is a self-directed resource you may find helpful in gaining greater insight and knowledge about the career tools and strategies beneficial for your career-readiness and success. Therefore, you will not earn academic credit for completing the Career Center Canvas Course. However, faculty and instructors can elect or choose to incorporate one or more Career Center Career Course modules in their respective courses which may impact your course grade and GPA.

    Do the modules have to be completed in order?

    It is not required to complete the Career Center Canvas Course in sequential order. However, as it relates to developing your general career-preparedness competencies, the modules are designed to build upon one another. Though each module has been designed to be independent of each other. This flexibility allows you to use the content of the course and course modules to fit your needs.

    My professor/instructor has added a UAB Career Center Canvas Course module into one of my course. Can my professor/instructor add a module into the course?

    Yes. In fact, we encourage it. While you are automatically enrolled in the UAB Career Center Canvas Course. You are not required to complete the course. The UAB Career Center recognize and support faculty and instructors who include career education as a learning outcome in their respective courses

    If I have completed a UAB Career Center Canvas Course module on my own and my professor/instructor assigns the same module(s) for their course, do I have to complete the module again?

    Faculty and instructors have the freedom to make course assignments. If you have a completed an module with in the UAB Career Center Canvas Course, we suggest you meet with your professor/instructor to discuss your question.

    Does the course grade impact my GPA?

    In short, no. The Career Center Canvas Course is not an academic course you take for credit or a grade. This course is a self-directed resource you may find helpful in gaining greater insight and knowledge about the career tools and strategies beneficial for your career-readiness and success. However, faculty and instructors can elect or choose to incorporate one or more Career Center Career Course modules in their respective courses which may impact your course grade and GPA.

    I completed and submitted a module quiz/assignment, how long will grading take before I receive feedback?

    It is the goal of the UAB Career Center to provide feedback on your completed/submitted quiz or assignment within 24 to 72 hours after submission. However, if you are completing the module quiz or assignment as part of an academic course assignment, your instructor may grade or provide feedback in less or more time.

    Who do I contact if I disagree or have questions/concerns about how my quiz/assignment was graded?

    If you have completed the module quiz or assignment as part of your self-directed learning, you can schedule an appointment with a career consultant in the UAB Career Center. Log into your Handshake profile to schedule the appointment. However, you may need to schedule an appointment with your course instructor if you have grading questions or concerns if you are completing the quiz or assignment as part of your academic course requirement.

    Can I use the resume I built/designed in the canvas course to apply for jobs or internships?

    The goal of the UAB Career Center is to provide you with the resources to help you become stronger and more confident in your knowledge and familiarity with the tools contained in the Career Center Canvas Course. You are also invited and encouraged to schedule an appointment with your career consultant for additional support and guidance.

    I have completed the course module I thought would help me with my career-related question(s). Yet, I still have questions. What are my next steps?

    If you have completed the ourse module and still have questions, you can schedule an appointment with a career consultant in the UAB Career Center. Log into your Handshake profile to schedule the appointment.

    Request access to the Career Center Canvas Course

    Thank you for your interest in taking your career readiness to the next level. We are excited to support you.

    Please take a moment to complete the below Canvas Course Request Form so we can begin the process of providing you access to this content.

    Career Center Canvas Modules Request Form

    For more information about the student resources provided by the UAB Career Center, please visit our website

    Questions? Please contact our Associate Director of Career Education, Adam Roderick, at adamrod@uab.edu