Student and Alumni Resources

What Can We Do For You

Our goal in Norman Career Services is ensure that all students are placed before graduation in full-time jobs, part-time jobs, internships, graduate/professional school, military services, or serving in a service program.

What is Career Services?

The Arkansas Tech University office
of Norman Career Services is dedicated to
professionally preparing students and alumni
to meet their career goals.



 More Information

  •  Explorer a ATU Major and Career Path

    Deciding on a major and career path can be terrifying. Activate the tools on the page to ease the difficulty. Come by Norman Career Services to visit with a staff member about your results.

    1. Explorer ATU majors.
    2. Complete the "Find My Major" Assessment.
    3. Complete FOCUS 2. Access Code: arkansastech 
    4. Research "What Can I Do With This Major?"
    5. Review the Pathway for Your Major of Interest. 
  •  ELEVATE: The Career Advancement Academy

    A degree is only the beginning of what employers are seeking in candidates. Increase your marketability by completing ELEVATE: The Career Advancement Academy. This program has six competencies that you will help you have healthy and successful transitions throughout your working life.


    Learn more at ELEVATE: The Career Advancement Academy

  •  Handshake

    Experience comes in many forms including full-time and part-time jobs, internship, research, volunteer work, and campus leadership. Use these resources to aid in your search for opportunities to gain experience.

    • Log into Handshake                        Handshake
  •  Become a Peer Career Advisor

    PCAs and GA 2017 CROPPED

    Interested in becoming a PCA?

    The Peer Career Advisor (PCA) Program is an academic year-long, paid employment opportunity (with paid training the spring or summer prior). PCAs work 10-20 hours per week, developing professionally by partnering with Norman Career Services to help other students with their career goals. PCAs serve as a vital link between ATU students and the Norman Career Services staff.

    The three major areas of responsibility include advising, outreach, and education.

    There are many reasons to be a Peer Career Advisor!

    • Assist fellow ATU students!
    • Gain valuable communication, presentation and leadership skills
    • Develop event planning and programming with social media savvy
    • Strengthen resume/nterview skills and learn to market your degree
    • Conduct effective internship, full-time, and graduate school searches
    • Network with career professionals and on-campus recruiters
    • Increase your knowledge of ATU resources and services

    How do I meet with a Peer Career Advisor?

    Stop by Norman Career Services to meet with a PCA for:

    • Major and Career Exploration
    • Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn

    Questions? Contact:

  •  Interview Resources

    Interviews are the best opportunities you have to sell your skills and qualificatios to an employer. Remember you are there not only to be interviewed, but to also interview the employer. Norman Career Services offers personal sessions as well as interviewing workshops throughout the year. Check out Events to find out when the next workshop will be held or contact Norman Career Services at 479-968-0278.

    Use these resources to build your interviewing skills.

    Big Interview  

    Big Interview allows you to learn about interviewing by watching instructional videos. After learning about interviewing, you can then practice by recording yourself answering questions. These recordings will help you to learn what you’re doing well and what you need to improve before your interview day! Click here to view a demo now.

    Enter your school email address to register.

    Enter Access Code 6290 to register.

    Additional Resources:

    Interview Skills Workshop

  •  Career Fairs & Events

    Norman Career Services has designed career and professional development events as tools to help you develop connections and career skills.

    All Majors Fair, Tuesday, February 20, 1 - 4 pm, Young Ballroom

    STEM Career Fair, Wednesday, February 21, 1 - 4 pm, Young Ballroom

    Education Career Fair, Thursday, February 22, 10am - 12 pm, Young Ballroom

    Click here for more details on career fairs and events

  •  Résumé & Cover Letter Resources
    Resumes and covers letters come in many different forms in the 21st century. Please consider the content, presentation, and organization of your resume and cover letter.

    Resume Workshop

    Resume & Cover Letter Resources

    Have a resume already? Upload a copy on HANDSHAKE from your OneTech page and request an EMAIL RESUME CRITIQUE appointment. A Career Services team member will review it for you. 
    See our Events page for a list of our upcoming Resume and Cover Letter workshops. 
  •  Online Branding Resources
    Social networking sites are a great way to build your professional brand. Be cautious of what you post online because you do not want it to hinder your career opportunities.

    Networking & Social Media Workshop 

    Connect with professionals and join networking groups. Update your profile to includea professional headshot, skills, abilities, education, and work history.

    Join the Arkansas Tech University Alumni  Assocation group. 


    Branding suggestions:

    • Post appropriate photos.
    • Connect only with people you know.
    • Keep your personal life private.
    • Use privacy settings.
    • Be thoughtful about what you post.
    • Google yourself and see what you get.
  •  Salary Resources

    Once you have been offered a position you must be prepared to negotiate your salary. You must consider schedule flexibility, tuition assistance, vacation time, training, stoke options, healthcare packages, and travel options. 


    The Norman Career Services staff is ready to coach you individually on the salary negotiation process. Check out our calendar of Events to see when we will be presenting Show Me the Money: Cost of Living & Salary Negotiation

    Contact Norman Career Services at 479-968-0278 for more information.

  •  Continuing Education

    Graduate School is a great opportunity to advance your academic experience and place you in a market above your peers. Consider the following resources:

  •  Connect with Alumni
    Building your network by connecting with Alumnaes is a great way to jump start your career. Connect with Alumni by visiting the ATU Alumni Office
  •  Entrepreneurship

    Norman Career Services has complied the following resources to assist Arkansas Tech students in the connecting with entrepreurial communities on campus, Russellville and beyond. 

    Undergraduate Coursework
    Entrepreneurship Concentration Department of Management & Marketing
    MGMT4063: Entrepreneurial Development Department of Management & Marketing
    Arkansas Tech University
    Small Business and Technology Development Center
    College of Business
    State-wide Organizations
    Arkansas Innovation Hub  
    Arkansas Venture Center  


  •  Candid Careers

    Candid Careers
    Watch video interviews of professionals talking about their career path. Thousands of informational video interviews are available – everyone from attorneys to airline pilots!


Contact Norman Career Services

Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 153
M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00pm
Phone:(479) 968-0278
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