Student Information and Resources
Career Counseling Services
Individual career counseling is available on an appointment basis for all residential, commuter, Intensive, and graduate students as well as alumni. Call (650) 508-3667 or email us for an appointment: email@example.com. A visit with a career counselor can help you to:
- Assess your personality style, skills, interests, and values
- Choose a major
- Explore career options
- Develop job search strategies
- Create or improve your resume
- Practice interviewing skills
- Explore options for graduate school
Career Resource Library
Career Services offers students a wide variety of resources that include:
- Employer information
- Career books and information
- EUREKA, the California Career Information System: contact us for password
- Computers available for job search, career research, and resume writing
- Resume, interview, and job search handouts
- What Can I Do With This Major? Connect your major to a career
- Graduate and professional school literature
- We have both library and online resources to help you choose a graduate program or school and to find out how and where to take graduate school exams. We have information on writing a personal statement or essay and are available to proofread. Stop by or call for an appointment with one of our staff members. We also sponsor (with Kaplan) Practice Graduate School Admission Tests.
- GradSource.com: a comprehensive resource for students exploring graduate school and studies.
Career Development Requirement
Three units of career development coursework are required for all undergraduate students. This requirement was developed to assist students to successfully transition from college to career. If a student has three or more years of full-time work experience and a current resume, the requirement may be waived by the Director of Career Services or a Department Chair/Program Director. Please note that waiving the career requirement does not grant units of credit. See your academic advisor no later than the start of your junior year to determine your career development requirement plan. (Note: the Career Development Requirement does not apply to evening intensive students.)
Please see Career Development in the NDNU Catalog for more information.
Jobs and Internships
Career Services provides a number of job and internship listings and resources.
Career Success Plan
NDNU provides a number of services, events, and academic courses designed to assist students in transitioning from college to successful and satisfying careers. We provide a Career Success Plan that serves as a model for making the student to career transition. Contact the staff in Career Services for more information.
Students can access Susan Ireland's Ready-Made Resumes Website at Resume Help Online. This comprehensive site is composed of a Resume Writing Guide, Cover Letter Writing Guide, and templates for resumes and cover letters. Contact us for the password at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can also make an appointment in Career Services for resume assistance. Here are a few quick pointers to help your resume stand out:
- A good resume is a marketing tool. Its main purpose is to help you get a job interview.
- A good resume focuses on the future - not on the past.
- A good resume emphasizes your skills and accomplishments rather than descriptions of your previous work experiences.