The Career Center provides electronic resources via our website for faculty and staff to utilize. These resources include information about Handshake, BigInterview, Career Assessments, Job Searching Engines, Major and Career Exploration and building Resumes, References, Cover Letters, Curricula Vitae, Thank-You Letters.
Handshake is our online database for job postings and Career Center events. Current students 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 a student graduated and are an alumni, they can simply create a new account. We will immediately verify your account. If we need additional information, we will reach out to the student! For further information, please refer to our Faculty’s Guide to Handshake.
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!
Paid Assessments (Meeting with a counselor beforehand is required.)
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.
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:
Access Code: olemiss-career
Other Free Assessment Links
The Career Key – Free 10-minute assessment
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter – Free online personality test
An important aspect of choosing a major or career is exploring available career options. The Career Center offers several resources to help students begin exploring careers and majors!
Professors assigning resume review assignments should collect printed resumes from students. They must physically bring the resumes to our Career Center within office hours. We require two weeks to review and edit the documents thoroughly. After completion, professors will be notified and can pick up their resumes. This process ensures personalized and valuable feedback for each student’s career development. For inquiries, contact Bailey Bracken at email@example.com.
Resume Review Class Credit Process:
We are delighted to collaborate with professors to provide students with valuable resume review assignments as part of their career development. To ensure a smooth and efficient process, we kindly request that you adhere to the following guidelines when assigning the resume review task:
- Resume Collection:
- Professors are responsible for collecting the resumes from their respective classes.
- Please advise your students to submit printed copies of their resumes.
- Physical Submission:
- Professors should physically bring the collected resumes to the Career Center, located at 303 Martindale-Cole.
- Our office hours are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please ensure that the resumes are submitted during these hours.
- Turnaround Time:
- The Career Center requires a two-week turnaround time to thoroughly review and edit the submitted resumes.
- We value the opportunity to provide comprehensive feedback to each student, which is why this timeframe is essential.
- Once the resume review process is complete, we will notify you when your class resumes are ready for pickup.
We believe that this approach will enable us to offer personalized and valuable feedback to every student, enhancing their chances of success in the job market.
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.
Recommendation Request Letter
Other Helpful Handouts/Videos
Click here to go to the Big Interview website.
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
If as an instructor, you would like access to BigInterview to create interviewing practice assignments for your students, please contact the Career Center at 662-915-7174.
Job Search Engines
The Career Center shares a variety of job searching engines for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and all other community members to utilize. A comprehensive list of search engine options can be found on our Job Search Engines page (https://career.olemiss.edu/jobsearchengines/).