The following are questions commonly asked of
Career Services. If you are unable to find the answers your are looking
for on this list feel free to submit your question to us
electronically or contact us directly at (801) 626-6393
is Career Connect?
The Career Connect
Network is an online job board used by the Career Center to post full-time
jobs and internships. Students and alumni can search for jobs and also
post their resume onto the system where it can be viewed directly by employers.
An interactive calendar of Career Services
events (on-campus recruiter visits,
etc) is also available through the system. You must be a WSU
student or alumnus and have a declared major to access Career Connect.
Where can I get help in selecting a major?
The Career Center provides
students (current and former) with the opportunity to meet individual with an
experienced career counselor to assist them in selecting a major. Our
counselors are trained in the use and interpretation
of a variety of assessment instruments that are designed to help you examine
your own personal characteristics (interests, values, abilities, and etc.) and
match these with potential career titles.
Is there a class available to help me select a major?
Career Development and Life Planning Course (CHFAM 2900) is taught by Career Counselors through the
department of Child and Family Studies. This 2 credit
hour course guides students
through the entire career exploration process from selecting
a major to finding and interviewing for a job. The
course has a high success rate in helping students narrow
their career options and choose an appropriate major.
Where can I get help preparing my resume?
The Career Center offers a free resume review
service to assist students and alumni in preparing an
effective resume. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet
with a counselor to review your resume, please call (801) 626-6393.
5. What type of resume
format should I use?
The more common resume formats are:
The format you select
depends upon your background and the type of job you are applying for. Generally speaking,
use a Reverse Chronological Format to emphasize your work history,
a Functional Format to emphasize your skills, a Combination
Functional/Reverse Chronological to emphasize both your skills
and your work history, and a Scannable Format when resumes are scanned instead of read
How do I prepare for an employment interview?
Interviewing is a skill
that is developed through practice. The Career Services Center offers a
service where job seekers can
conduct a a practice interview with a career counselor and receive individual
feedback. Call 626-6393 for an
appointment and instructions on what to bring and how to dress for your
7. Who should do an
Any student wanting to
gain valuable work-related experience should (in their Junior or Senior year) participate
in an internship. This will give
you a significant advantage when you graduate and seek your first career position.
Many positions are paid and college credit can be earned
(at the discretion of your Major Department) .
Where can I find part-time job information for on or off campus jobs?
All campus organizations
that hire students list their positions with the Career Services Center. Daily
postings of all on and off-campus hourly employment opportunities are available on
online through our
electronic job-board. A
State Department of Workforce Services employee is
also assigned to the Career Services Center to assist
students in finding part-time job opportunities.
9. Am I eligible for
work-study job is one in which your salary is partly paid through a grant from
the Federal Government. Work-study eligibility is
determined by making application for financial aid through the WSU Financial Aid Office. The Career Services Center lists work-study opportunities and
makes referrals for these positions.
What is an Employment File and who should open one?
graduating student or alumni of WSU you are eligible to open an employment file
which will contain your resume, transcripts, and letters of
recommendation. You may also post your resume onto WSU
CareerConnect (our online job board). For more information please
visit the Career Services Office or call us at (801) 626-6393.
11. How do I gain
access to on-campus interviewers?
Career Services networks
with thousands of employers nationwide and brings many
of those employers to Weber State University as a convenience to our graduating
seniors. To be eligible to sign up for an interview with any of these
employers you must first register on the WSU CareerConnect
system. An employment file may also
be required for some majors.
12. Does Weber State
University host a Career Fair?
Weber State University
hosts an annual Career Fair with over 100
local and national employers
attending annually. Many of the Career Fair employers will accept
resumes on the spot and all are available to answer questions. The
Fair is normally scheduled the week before the Presidents' Day Holiday
Is there any information available about former WSU graduates?
The Career Services Center
publishes an annual
report that contains information gathered from WSU
graduates including salary averages and information on how
many students found work related to their academic major.