Career Services is not just for seniors. New students are encouraged to engage with career services early and often to discover limitless potential!
- Assess interests and find relevant opportunities
- Explore majors and careers
- Enhance professional skills and connections
Engaging with Career Services
Assess Interests and Find Opportunities
- Use self-assessment tools to identify and explore your personality, work interests, skills, and values—partner with a career coach and academic advisor to interpret these results and inform major and career choices.
Explore Majors and Careers
- Get involved on or off-campus through student clubs, on-campus employment, volunteering, internships, and other opportunities
Build Skills & Connections
- Sometimes, it’s not what you know, but who you know! Career Services can help you strategize around building relationships along your career journey.
- 85% of critical jobs are filled via networking (Adler, 2016). Networking is establishing, building, and maintaining professional relationships.
- Check out our career development courses, CRDV and CDMA (business), to get a head start and earn course credit!
Four Action Items for your First Year
1) Activate your Handshake account
Fill out your profile and update it regularly. Handshake is our go-to resource to find on-campus jobs, internships, research, and future jobs, engage with companies, network with students around the country, and attend career events.
2) Meet with Career Coaches and Peer Advisors
Meet with professional career coaches to explore majors, skills, and values to translate your TU experiences for future job and internship searches. Meet with one of our highly trained students to tweak your resume/cover letter, navigate Handshake, and find opportunities to explore your interests with their support.
3) Earn college credit by registering for a Career Course
Students will explore the importance of developing a professional identity and concretely identify avenues to achieve career-related goals such as major declaration, securing internships, and preparing for a successful transition post-Tulane.
4) Explore Career-Related Events
Attend events hosted by Career Services, employers, and other TU departments to explore your interests, prepare for future opportunities, and build connections.