Career Center

University of Mississippi

Alumni

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!

 

 

Services:

Handshake

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 go.olemiss.edu 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.

 

Strong Interest Inventory (SII):

Cost: $30 for Students/ $40 for Alumni

The SII is designed to identify students’ interests and determine how those interests match up with those of individuals in more than 100 different occupations. After meeting with a counselor and paying, you will receive instructions to access the SII log-in page and take the assessment. A follow-up meeting will be scheduled 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.

Links

The Career Key – Free 10-minute assessment

Testing Room – 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

Resumes

Curricula Vitae

Cover Letters

Thank-you Letters

Recommendation Request Letter

Other Helpful Handouts/Videos

 

Interviewing

 

Click here to go to the Big Interview website.

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:

STEP 1: Go to https://olemiss.biginterview.com/ and click “Register”.

STEP 2: Complete registration process

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

 

Job Searching

Industry-Specific Information

Accounting

Arts and Entertainment

Banking & Finance

Chemistry

Economics

Education

Engineering

Health and Fitness/Leisure Management

Health Care

Hospitality

Insurance/Risk Management

IT Jobs

Journalism

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

  • Monster.com – Over 300,000 job listings. Monster also has a career counseling section to help you write a resume and post it on-line.
  • Indeed.com– Over 500,00 job listings. Indeed.com 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.
  • CareerBuilder – “Provides a rich array of jobs, career advice, columns and tips to get ahead in today’s work place.”
  • Employment Guide – Search jobs by locations and/or category. Setup an account and be notified of new job openings by e-mail.
  • 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.

 

Company Research

 

Additional Resources

Graduate Student Links

Diversity Links for Alumni