It’s Never Too Early to Visit the Office of Personal Career Development

It’s Never Too Early to Visit the Office of Personal Career Development

Welcome back to campus!

Now that you’ve survived the first week of classes, it’s time to get to know the Office of Personal Career Development.

No matter what year you are (we’re talking to you freshmen), OPCD can help guide you on the path to achieving your career and vocational goals.

What services does OPCD provide?

On Campus Events
Last year, OPCD hosted 91 events, featuring 129 unique speakers and employers on campus. This included speakers on academic topics, as well as panelists and alumni from nearly every career field. Many of our speakers and panelists represent employers who are already inclined to hire UD students after graduation or as interns. Click here to receive event alerts by email or text.

Job and internship search assistance
UD Career Link is the OPCD’s online database that gives students and alumni direct access to search for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Students and recent graduates already have an account in CareerLink and can typically log in using their udallas.edu email as username and nine-digit ID number as password. Click here for a list of internship databases in addition to CareerLink.

And remember to OPT IN to receive mobile job and event alerts. You can choose which job categories interest you most.

If you’re still having trouble finding a job or internship, click here to make an appointment with an OPCD counselor.

Resume Help
Whether you’re applying for a job, an internship, grad school, or a prestigious scholarship or fellowship, OPCD can help you craft a resume that matches highlights your skills and experience. Click here to make an appointment for your resume review.

Guidance on Choosing a Career Field or Major
OPCD offers UD students Focus2, an online education and career interests assessment and planning tool. The online assessment will ask you a series of questions to gauge your interest in a variety of activities, then find the career fields and majors that best match your answers. Keep in mind, though, that Focus2 is just tool and not an absolute prescription for which path you should take. Contact Gaby Martin in our office for more information about Focus2.

GST 1117 Career Development
This course will help you develop techniques and strategies for identifying your fields of interest, developing your personal branding, and conducting an effective job search. You’ll learn to assess your marketable skills, research the marketplace, build a personal brand and develop a network of contacts. During the class, you’ll also learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters, as well as how to conduct yourself in an interview. Speak with your advisor or visit our website for more information about the class.

Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms and subscribe to our blog. We routinely publish career advice, information about jobs and internships, as well as posts highlighting your classmates who are achieving awesome things.

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