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.

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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.

Elevate

Learn more at ELEVATE: The Career Advancement Academy

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.

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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: career.services@atu.edu

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.

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Additional Resources:

Interview Skills Workshop

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

Click here for more details on career fairs and events

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. 

 

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.

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. 

Networking & Social Media Workshop 

Resources

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.

 

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. 

Resources:

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.

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

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

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