The Academic & Career Advising Center is dedicated to making sure you’ve got the resources and skills to support your career development and readiness. The team provides a variety of advising, resource and programming support to students. More details about our services and engaging with our office are outlined below.
- Advising Appointments & Drop In Hours
- Career Exploration
- Career Readiness
- How-To Programming (i.e. how to write a resume, how to prepare for an interview)
- Classroom & Club Presentations
- How-To Resources (Guides & Videos)
- Job & Internship Resources
- Employer Connections
- Career & Graduate School Fairs
- Handshake – #1 online resource to connect with employers & jobs!
Make an Advising Appointment with Career Development
The Career Development Office provides 1-on-1 advising appointments for all PSU students and alumni. Advising appointments range from 30 – 60 minutes and cover a variety of career development support areas including:
- Career Exploration
- Major Exploration
- Job & Internship Search Strategies
- Networking & LinkedIn
- Interview Preparation
- Salary Negotiation
- Resume & Cover Letter Writing
… and more!
Current undergraduate students can schedule an advising appointment in Navigate:
To schedule an Advising Appointment:
- Log into the application using the following URL: https://plymouth.navigate.eab.com/app
- If you have not downloaded the Navigate Student mobile app, go to Google Play or the App Store, search for ‘Navigate Student’ then download. Once you have the mobile app downloaded to your phone, Enter: Plymouth State University
- Use your PSU Username and password to access the application
- Select Schedule Appointment
NOTE: Advisors or Staff may have specific instructions when scheduling an appointment directly with them that differ from the process outlined below.
- Select the Reason for your appointment
- Select a Location
- Click Find Available Time/Date for your appointment
- Select the person you want to meet with or just select a time that works for you
- Schedule the appointment!
- Graduate Students & Alumni – email email@example.com to request an advising appointment. Include your name, class year, phone number, email address, your availability and 2 – 3 goals for your advising appointment. Specify if you are available for in-person (for graduate students) or for a Zoom or phone appointment.
On-Campus Student Employment
There are many opportunities across campus for students to find employment, whether that’s in their residence hall, one of our support offices, the HUB, within their major, or in the gym. All our on-campus opportunities are posted on Handshake. There are many benefits to working on-campus including gaining skills and experience and working a job that helps put being a student first. If students need help finding a job on-campus, please schedule an appointment with Career Development through Navigate.
Students can complete internships on their own (independent internships) or complete an internship and get academic credit for it. Internships for academic credit need to meet a specific definition and criteria to be approved by Career Development and the students’ academic program, and each academic program has varying criteria. For help finding an internship and getting approval for academic credit, students must meet with Career Development and their advisor. Students can find internships through Handshake.
Career Tools & Resources
Career Resource Library
Coming soon! A robust portal of how-to tutorials and resources to support you in your resume writing, cover letter design, searching for internships and jobs, interview preparation, networking tips and more!
Student Login: https://plymouth.joinhandshake.com/login
Handshake is the #1 way students find employment!
Through PSU students have the opportunity to create an account, build their profiles, network with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers, as well as apply to the right jobs for them.
It’s your one stop shop for all things career related!
ONet is a useful tool to determine what your future job may be and what it entails. ONet‘s database of professions contains information on a vast array of fields and specializations within those fields, including salary, skill requirements, and rate of growth.
What Can I Do With This Major?
This up-to-date resource brought to you by Career Development in partnership with the University of Tennessee, can help you and your advisor think about your academic major in new ways and help you examine the connections between majors and careers.