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Career Advancement

The Career Advancement Center is available to assist you with career exploration, confident and professional self-marketing, developing successful job search techniques and the Northwood University Career Network.

The Career Advancement Center provides a number of career-related activities and events including a Career Fair, Business Etiquette Dinner Program, on-campus interviews and professional workshops.

Upcoming Career Advancement Events

Career Services Offered

We know finding a job can be tough, but we are here to help! We provide students and alumni with multiple services to help you along in your job search. Here are some of the services offered.

Career Counseling

We aim to help you think about what it is you want to do in terms of short and long-term employment. Together we can create a career plan based on industry information, or simply identify elements that you value in a job. We will look at skills, talents, interests, passions, and/or values as well as the current employment landscape.

Résumé and Cover Letter Assistance

一道本不卡免费高清According to Martin Yate, CPC and author of Knock ‘em Dead - The Ultimate Job Search Guide, “Your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When it works, the doors of opportunity open for you. When it does not work, you do not either.” (2016)

一道本不卡免费高清We will review your résumé or cover letter to ensure nothing is left out, the formatting is correct and it is ready to go!

Internship Information Sessions

We provide monthly information sessions on the two types of internships at Northwood and how you prepare and search for leads.

MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Personality Assessment

Our Career Advancement staff are certified to administer and review the MBTI® Career Report to help you understand your natural preferences on four dichotomies:

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Extraversion/Introversion (How you get your energy.)

  • Sensing/Intuition (How you take in information about the world around you.)

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Thinking/Feeling (How you like to make decisions.)

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Judging/Perceiving (How you prefer to organize your life.)

Understanding your Myers-Briggs type is self-affirming, encourages cooperation with others, and provides direction on careers that are a natural 'fit' for type.

LinkedIn Profile

According to Ron Nash, renowned Career Coach, LinkedIn expert and author of The Big Aha “If you do not exist on LinkedIn, you do not exist, professionally speaking” (2015).

一道本不卡免费高清We will assist you in developing a basic profile that brands you professionally. In addition, we can connect you to resources to help you further utilize the #1 social networking platform for professionals.

Interview Preparation/Mock Interview

Have an important interview coming up? Need to brush up your interviewing skills? Let us schedule a mock interview to take you through the interview process.

Negotiating a Job Offer

We have tips and resources to help you navigate a job offer and negotiate in your favor!

Handshake

Northwood University gives you exclusive access to Handshake – a premier Career Advancement tool for current students and alumni uniting 500 schools, 9 million+ students and young alumni, and 250,000+ employers on one career network.

一道本不卡免费高清As Northwood University continues to strive for excellence in all that we do, offering a world-class, free-enterprise business education, it’s our goal in Career Advancement to provide the resources, services and support you need to reach your maximum potential.

Handshake Benefits

  • 24/7 access
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  • Find employers searching just for Northwood students and grads
    Access to exciting and relevant job opportunities targeted specifically to Northwood University students.

  • Access to privately posted jobs
    Search thousands of additional postings from 250,000+ employers across the country, offered by our Handshake network.

  • Easy set-up for auto search alerts
    一道本不卡免费高清Create and save customized job searches and receive automatic updates for new career opportunities that meet your preferences.

  • Safe and easy document storage
    Store your application documents electronically to easily apply for available positions, including résumés, cover letters, academic transcripts, excel transcript and writing

CareerShift

CareerShift is an all-encompassing career search website that provides a great way to organize a job hunt. Create a profile, save searches, search and save contacts, create a calendar, upload unlimited documents and much more. Leave no stone unturned with !

BlueLink for Alumni

is Northwood University’s premier alumni networking tool. Reconnect with old friends from your area, seek mentoring opportunities, access relevant job and internship opportunities and read the latest university news.

LinkedIn Tools