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ASU-Beebe

Career Services

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Welcome!

The Student Success Center staff is dedicated to assisting in your career development and in navigating today's job market. Our expert counselors offer guidance as you search for the career path that matches your interests, skills, and values.   We offer a full range of resources and services to assist you in developing the necessary strategies and skills which will distinguish you as a qualified professional. Many of our resources are available online through Career Connect , part of our virtual career center. In addition, our services include career counseling, assessments, workshops, seminars, resume and cover letter critique, networking opportunities, mock interviews, and up-to-date employment announcements. Schedule an appointment today to develop a Career Action Plan and ensure your success following graduation!  Call (501) 882-8906 now!

Jason Henry
Coordinator of Career & Transfer Services
jmhenry@asub.edu

Mission

Career Services is a lead campus resource to help students, alumni, and community members successfully develop and implement college and career plans while building bridges between academic programs and diverse employment opportunities.

Vision

Career Services will be recognized by the academic and business communities as a leader in the delivery of career development services, resources, and solutions.

Core Values

The Career Services program strives to further its mission and vision through the integration of our core values:

Commitment to lifelong learning
Achievement in the classroom and beyond
Respect for self and others
Ethical behavior through mindful interaction
Enthusiasm for personal and professional growth
Relationships with campus and business communities

Program Objectives

As a result of actively participating in the Career Services program, participants, through utilization of the counseling process, assessment tools, print resources, various internet websites, event participation, and experiential learning opportunities, will be able to:

  1. Select an appropriate major 
  2. Identify career options and follow through with career decisions 
  3. Utilize job search resources
  4. Demonstrate an ability to interact appropriately in a professional setting
  5. Develop an effective resume focused on a specific career goal
  6. Prepare for the interview process using strategies for successful interviewing
  7. Acquire technical and professional skills through real-world experience.
  8. Articulate how real-world experience has prepared participants for the workforce

 

Career Services Strategic Plan 2014-2016

Documents in alternative format available upon request by contacting the Student Success Center at 501-882-8906

Community Members

ASU-Beebe's Student Success Center values our community members and strives to provide effective and comprehensive services to those seeking employment and career guidance.  Available services include:

Career Assessment

Multiple career assessments, including the Kuder Career Planning System, the Self-Directed Search, and the Jung Typology Test are available for use and appointments are available, free of charge, to meet with a Career Counselor to interpret results and explore possible career paths.  Those interested in taking an assessment to help determine career goals should contact the Student Success Center for further guidance.  Check out our Career Planning Tip Sheet for more information!

Resume Writing

The job search process has become more and more competitive in recent years and the resume is often the deciding factor as to whether an applicant will receive an interview.  Don't leave it to chance, meet with a Career Counselor for assistance in developing a document that sells you best!  Whether you are writing your first resume ever or simply need to make a few updates, we are here to guide you. Check out our Resume Tip Sheet as a resource.

Job Search

Did you know that some of the best jobs out there are not even advertised? Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor today to create a strategic plan allowing you to target positions that fit you best using a variety of job search techniques.  Don't go it alone; we're here to help!  Check out our Job Search Checklist for more information.

Interview Preparation

Effective interview preparation is key to ensuring potential employers see you as the best candidate for the position.  Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to assist with topics including appropriate dress, questions an employer is likely to ask, questions the applicant should be prepared to ask, and, of course, appropriate interview etiquette.  Check out our Interview Tip Sheet for more information!

Career Fair Attendance

The Student Success Center hosts an annual Spring Career Fair for students, alumni and community members.  Dozens of employers are present hiring for full-time, part-time, internship and contract positions.  Attendees are encouraged to check out our Tips for Career Fair Success for information on how best to prepare.

Experiential Learning

Informational Interviews

An informational interview is a conversation with someone who can give you advice about an organization, field of work or a particular job that interests you. Your interviewee may be someone you already know like a supervisor, family friend or coworker, or it may be with a stranger.

Though it may seem awkward to approach someone you have never met, seeking career information is a very valuable job search tool. Remember, most people are more than happy to discuss what they do for a living. Through your genuine interest in their job and career fields, you can get your questions answered.  

Job Shadow

Job shadowing is a critical but often overlooked element of career development that provides you with the unique opportunity to learn about the careers that interest you firsthand from professionals who do them every day. Shadowing opportunities, which may exist at half-day, full-day and longer lengths, are a great way to build your network and gain an insider's perspective of the jobs that interest you most.

Volunteer

Volunteering, much like job shadowing or pursuing an internship, is a great way to gain experience, build your resume and create a professional network--all while giving back to your community, school or cause of your choice. Find volunteer and unpaid internship opportunities at websites including Serve.gov, Do Something!, Idealist.org, and Volunteer Match.

Externships

An internship can be the first real-world experience you’ve had with your possible career path. Typically a semester or longer, an internship provides you with critical professional experience--before you graduate! An internship can:

  • Provide insight into the skills, duties and career opportunities associated with your major or desired field
  • Confirm or negate your major choice
  • Introduce you to networking contacts within your field
  • Help you secure a full-time position upon graduating

For assistance in experiential learning opportunities, please contact the Student Success Center at (501) 882-8906 and schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

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Interview Prep


Effective interview preparation is key to ensuring potential employers see you as the best candidate for the position. Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to assist with topics including appropriate dress, questions an employer is likely to ask, questions the applicant should be prepared to ask, and, of course, appropriate interview etiquette. Check out our Interview Tip Sheet for more information!

Practice Interviewing Skills On-Line

Students may also practice interviewing skills in an interactive format through Interview Stream.

Students may:

  • Choose from many different types of interview questions;
  • Participate in the interview;
  • Record your responses to review how you did; and
  • Send your interview to someone else for review, if you choose. In addition the system contains many helpful resources to assist in building your interviewing skills such as webinars and tutorials.

Some important notes before you begin:

  • Eligible individuals must be either a current student or alumni of Arkansas State University-Beebe with an active school email account in order to use the system.
  • Access to a computer with a web cam and microphone is required.
  • Career Services has a computer with a web cam and microphone available for use in the Student Success Center which can be reserved once logged into the system.
  • Select from a pre-built interview or customize your own interview by choosing from 1500+ interview questions.
  • Review and retry any answer you provide or continue on to the next question.
  • Finish your Interview Prep session and then click on "View Interview" to review your session.
  • Click on the Interview Stream logo below to get started! If you think you need more practice after your first run, then complete several recordings and request feedback from others.

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Documents in alternative format available upon request by contacting the Student Success Center at 501-882-8906

Resume Writing

Overview

A well written, up-to-date and accurate resume is one of several invaluable tools at the core of a successful job search.  The resume communicates your qualifications by summarizing your experience, education and skills, with the goal of eliciting an interview invitation or otherwise having a positive impact on its recipient.  Your resume can be used to apply for advertised jobs, to send to employers you discover through research and networking, to submit for on-campus recruiting opportunities, to distribute while talking with recruiters at job fairs and employer information sessions, and to assist those who will provide you with a professional reference or recommendation by detailing your strengths.  Your resume need not include everything you have ever done, but rather what is particularly salient to your desired career field.  If your job search strategy is diverse and covers several careers or job types, you may wish to have several versions of your resume, with different levels of specificity in certain areas.

Impact

Employers report that they spend only a few moments looking over a resume to determine if you are an appropriate candidate to interview, or that they use keyword search tools to identify if a resume is suited to the job description.  Therefore, to effectively communicate your qualifications, be concise and well organized in your writing and include key terms for your field or industry, so that the resume is easily readable, visually appealing and has the greatest potential to be found in a search.

Design

While there are several traditional ways to organize information and key components you must include, the design of a resume is flexible.  Regardless of format or style, the resume should be only one page in length for current students and recent graduates.  Alumni with advanced degrees or substantial work experience may lengthen their resumes.  To conform to a one page limit, you may adjust font styles/sizes and margins to accommodate your information, but be careful that the resume does not become too packed and cluttered.

Integrity

Note that it is extremely important that you are completely truthful and honest when presenting information on your resume and all other job search materials.  Employers will confirm your history with transcript and reference checks, typically just before making an offer. 

Next Step

The job search process has become more and more competitive in recent years and the resume is often the deciding factor as to whether an applicant will receive an interview.  Don't leave it to chance, meet with a Career Counselor for assistance in developing a document that sells you best!  Whether you are writing your first resume ever or simply need to make a few updates, we are here to guide you.  Check out our Resume Tip Sheet as a resource.

Documents in alternative format available upon request by contacting the Student Success Center at 501-882-8906

Diverse Populations

Resources for Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds

Diversity Employers
The Black Collegian Online
LatPro

Resources for Women

Feminist Majority Foundation
National Council of Women's Organizations

Resources for the LGBT Community

Out for Work
LGBT CareerLink

Resources for the Older Client

Encore Careers
What's Next

Resources for Ex-Offenders

National HIRE Network
Family and Corrections Network

Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind
Entry Point
Getting Hired
American Association of People with Disabilities

Resources for Veterans

CivilianJobs.com
Military to Civilian