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Student and Alumni Career Services

Union Graduate College Career Services is dedicated to providing a variety of individualized and customized services to assist both online and on-campus students with achieving your career goals. Check out some of the ways we can help:

Individual Career Appointments

Meet with a career professional to discuss any issue related to building and advancing your career. Meetings are held face-to-face, by phone, over Skype, or through other forms of appropriate technology. To schedule an appointment, email both of our career professionals with background information on the career issue you’d like to discuss, and whether you would prefer to meet onsite or online.

Resume, Cover Letter & Communications Critiques

Are you applying for a fellowship and need someone to provide feedback on your personal statement? Are you struggling with writing that thank you letter to your interviewer? We provide critiques on just about any document you need to write for your career, including resumes and cover letters. Email your document to Career Consultant Ed Hallenbeck at hallenbe@uniongraduatecollege.edu with an explanation of your career goals and the type of position you are seeking.

Mock Interviews

During mock interviews, you will be asked a variety of interview questions and provided with helpful feedback over Skype. Phone interviews can also be scheduled to provide practice for the phone screening interview. In some cases, this is the initial interview that can determine whether a second, face-to-face interview is warranted. Email Career Consultant Ed Hallenbeck at hallenbe@uniongraduatecollege.edu to schedule your mock interview and include an updated resume.

Career Webinars & Workshops

Career Services provides a series of career webinars and workshops on common and timely topics related to building and advancing your career. All webinars and workshops are interactive in nature, giving you an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the presenter and participants. They’re also great ways of meeting other students and alumni, and expanding your network of contacts.

UGC Career Link

Looking for an internship or a job? UGC Career Link is an online link between employers, students and alumni. The system allows you to view job and internship listings and apply online for local, regional and national vacancies, among many other features. Learn more here.

Alumni Connections

The College has a strong relationship with more than 5,000 alumni locally, nationally and all over the world. Networking with alumni for career exploration, advice and guidance is an important career strategy for building and advancing your career. If you’re interested in speaking with one or more of our alumni, please complete this brief form for the Office of Alumni Relations and they will follow-up with you. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

Career eBooks & Handouts

Union Graduate College Career Services has created a number of informational handouts and eBooks on a variety of areas related to building and advancing your career. They are organized by category, with a brief description of each handout. We encourage you to use them as a resource in your career development and planning. Career eBooks & Handouts

Online Career Resources

The Internet can offer a number of valuable resources when it comes to building and advancing your career. We’ve compiled some of those resources for your easy reference. They are organized by category, with a brief description of each set of resources. We encourage you to use them in your career development and planning.

Employer & Alumni Events

From time to time, employers (including many of our alumni) plan events with us to recruit, inform and inspire UGC students. These events include on-campus interviews, information sessions/company presentations, employer site visits and alumni networking events.

Career Blog

Career Consultant Ed Hallenbeck contributes regularly to the Union Graduate College career blog. With posts like "10 Essential Questions to Ask at an Informational Interview," our career blog is a great resource for relevant career topics and timely information related to your career development, planning and advancement.

Career Resources

We encourage you to use these informational handouts as a resource in your career development and planning.

Career Planning and Development

Graduate School Career Timeline

A semester and yearly timeline for planning and developing your career during graduate school. Download

Self-Assessment

Your Career Past: A Self-Assessment Exercise

An exercise to help you reflect on your career past, in order to inform your career future. Download

Your Career Future: A Self-Assessment Exercise

An exercise to help you reflect on your career future. Download

Motivated Skills Inventory

An inventory designed to help you identify skills you possess, and wish to use in your career. Download

Values Inventory

An inventory designed to help you identify your top work values. Download

Career Exploration and Decision-Making

Career Decision-Making

A brief description of the career decision-making process, with a focus on identifying your interests, personality, values and skills. Download

Career Exploration Strategies

A variety of strategies that will help you with how to explore careers of interest. Download

Career Snapshot: Accounting

A “snapshot” of the accounting profession, including roles and responsibilities, career outlook, qualifications needed and where to find more information. Download

Career Snapshot: Finance

A “snapshot” of the finance profession, including roles and responsibilities, career outlook, qualifications needed and where to find more information. Download

Career Snapshot: General Management

A “snapshot” of the general management, including roles and responsibilities, career outlook, qualifications needed and where to find more information. Download

Career Snapshot: Healthcare Management

A “snapshot” of the healthcare management profession, including roles and responsibilities, career outlook, qualifications needed and where to find more information. Download

Career Snapshot: Human Resources

A “snapshot” of the human resources profession, including roles and responsibilities, career outlook, qualifications needed and where to find more information. Download

Career Snapshot: Marketing

A “snapshot” of the marketing profession, including roles and responsibilities, career outlook, qualifications needed and where to find more information. Download

Informational Interviews

A guide for what to do before, during and after an informational interview. Download

Career Branding/Marketing

Resume Writing

A step-by-step guide to writing your results-based resume. Download

Resume Writing for Teachers

A resume writing guide specifically for teachers. Download

Resume Action Verbs – Sample Lists

Action verbs are used when creating bulleted statements for your resume; find a sample list here. Download

Developing Results-Based Statements for Your Resume

Employers predict future success through past performance; learn how to develop results-based statements for your resume. Download

Writing Your LinkedIn Profile … and More on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the #1 online professional networking site; learn how to develop a dynamic profile and use the power of LinkedIn. Download

Your Elevator Speech

Learn how to develop your “30 second commercial,” often used in networking situations. Download

Cover Letter Writing

Tips and a sample format for writing a dynamic cover letter. Download

Reference Lists

References can make a big difference with an employer -- learn how to choose and list your references. Download

Internship/Fellowship/Job Search

Student Internship Guide

Your complete guide to internships at Union Graduate College. Download

Fellowship Search Checklist

A list of things to consider and do when conducting a search for a fellowship. Download

Job Search Strategies

Learn about the most effective job search strategies, and what amount of time to spend on each. Download

Networking Strategies

Networking is widely recognized as the most effective job search strategy; learn more about the various ways to network. Download

Job Fair Success

Your guide to successfully navigating the job fair maze. Download

Interviewing

Interviewing Techniques

Learn what to do before, during and after your job interview. Download

Phone Interviews

Tips, advice and strategies for conducting a phone interview. Download

Common and Difficult Interview Questions

A listing of common and difficult interview questions and how to answer them. Download

Questions to Ask at an Interview

A listing of appropriate questions you can ask at an interview. Download

Negotiating Compensation

Information about how to negotiate the salary and benefits you need and desire. Download

Career Advancement

Lateral Career Moves

Advancing your career by “moving over,” as opposed to “moving up.” Download

Online Career Resources

The Internet can offer a number of valuable resources when it comes to building and advancing your career. We’ve compiled some of those resources for your easy reference. We encourage you to use them in your career development and planning.

Career Resource Sites - General

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Career Resource Sites – Accounting

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Career Resource Sites – Education

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Career Resource Sites – Entrepreneurship

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Career Resource Sites – Finance

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Career Resource Sites – Healthcare Management

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Career Resource Sites – Human Resources

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Career Resource Sites – International Students

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Career Resource Sites – Internships

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Career Resource Sites – Management

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Career Resource Sites – Marketing

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