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Career Center
University of Mississippi


To assist you with your ongoing career development, the University of Mississippi Career Center and the Alumni Association have partnered to expand the career services offered to members of the Ole Miss community. We invite you to use these services, so please bookmark this site and visit frequently, keeping an eye out for updated services while your career search is under way!

Also, make sure to visit our Alumni Association’s website to stay updated on events and to get involved!





As a graduate of the University of Mississippi, you have access to our online database for job postings and Career Center events. If you have recently graduated, you simply need to sign in with your WebID and the system will send you an e-mail to your account to set up a password. If it has been over a year since you graduated, you can simply create a new account. We will immediately verify your account. If we need additional information, we will reach out to you!

On Handshake, you can easily apply for full-time opportunities with employers who are specifically recruiting UM students and alumni. You can log in/create your Handshake account by clicking here!


Career Assessments

Paid Assessments (Meeting with a counselor beforehand is required.)

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):

Cost: $25 for Students/ $30 for Alumni

The MBTI helps students better understand their personality and preferences by potentially providing insight into how we receive, organize, and act on information. After meeting with a counselor and paying, you will receive instructions to access the MBTI log-in page and take the assessment. A follow-up meeting will be schedule with your counselor to receive your results and complete your interpretation.


Free Assessments

Career goals and measurements for success vary dramatically, and with that in mind we want to help you identity the career path that is right for you. The links below allow you to complete free online career assessments that will help you match your personality and skill sets with the personalities and skill sets prevalent in popular industries.

SuperStrong Assessment

The SuperStrong is designed to identify students’ interests and determine how those interests match up with those of individuals in a multitude of different occupations and majors. The SuperStrong Assessment is given through the VitaNavis platform that is designed as a life-long career and education decision support system for students. The VitaNavis platform has the functionality to integrate various data sets to create informative student experiences that help students understand themselves and their many options in life. Read more about how discovering your interests can help link you to career paths in the article What Makes Interests So Interesting?


Are you interested in taking this assessment through the Career Center?

All you need to do is follow the link below, create your free account, and complete the assessment to discover more about your potential major and career paths!

Follow this link to get started:

Career Center SuperStrong Assessment

Access Code: olemiss-career


Other Free Assessment Links

The Career Key – Free 10-minute assessment

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter – Free online personality test


Resume and Cover Letter Development

Strong resumes, cover letters and thank-you notes are essential elements in any great job search. Stand-out job correspondence can help you “get your foot in the door,” while bad resumes and letters will get tossed in the trash, along with your hopes of landing a good job.

Here’s how we can help:

Download our helpful handouts & PowerPoint presentations


Curricula Vitae

Cover Letters

Thank-you Letters

Recommendation Request Letter

Other Helpful Handouts/Videos




Big Interview

Big Interview is an interactive online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.

You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions

Information on how to access Big Interview for Alumni:

STEP 1: Go to and click “Register”

STEP 2: Enter the Organization Code: CAREERNOW

STEP 2: Complete the registration process

STEP 3: You’ll then receive a confirmation email at the email address that you provided. Click “Verify” in the email, and you’ll be able to start using Big Interview for Alumni.


Job Searching

Industry-Specific Information


Arts and Entertainment

Banking & Finance





Health and Fitness/Leisure Management

Health Care


Insurance/Risk Management

IT Jobs


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sales

Public Policy

Social and Psychological Services

General Job Search Sites

The links below represent job search sites which have been researched and recommended by the Ole Miss Career Center staff. In addition to the ability to design custom job searches, many of these sites allow you to develop online profiles, post resumes and create job screens that will provide automated notifications when new posting are available.

 General Search Engine Links

  • – Over 300,000 job listings. Monster also has a career counseling section to help you write a resume and post it on-line.
  •– Over 500,00 job listings. has job listings for all majors and offers both full time and Internship/ Externship posting.
  • JobOptions – One of the very first on-line job listing web sites. The Career Tools section has many helpful resources on topics such as: resumes, interviewing, relocation and salary surveys.
  • ZipRecruiter – Search for tons of jobs and internships, look up salary information, and read company reviews to help you with your job search.
  • – A comprehensive resource for finding jobs, researching companies, and finding career advice.
  • CareerBuilder – “Provides a rich array of jobs, career advice, columns and tips to get ahead in today’s workplace.
  • USA Jobs – Over 17,000 federal job listings. This site also provides assessments to help you focus on positions that match your skills and interests.
  • Chili Jobs Search Engine – Nationwide online job search engine with an easy-to-use job post/ search format for all employment or recruitment-related needs.
  • – Offers a resource where candidates can search for jobs from diversity-friendly employers, upload resumes, opt for a free jobs alerts delivered via e-mail and see an annual list of Top Diversity Employers.


Company Research


Additional Resources

Graduate Student Links

Diversity Links for Alumni