Career Explorer connects Cairn students and alumni with employers. Search job listings and access resources such as resume building and letter writing tools, employer profiles, and a multimedia library of helpful tips and career information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Think of college in terms of career development or preparedness. There is no better time than now to lay the foundation for your future. When you understand the connection between your academic major and your career, you can better manage your time and involvement in extracurricular activities, internships, and work experiences or if an advanced degree is necessary for your chosen career field.
Along with career counseling, we offer two assessments to help you figure it out:
- Strong Interest Inventory (via appointment in the Career Center)
- Discover Your Career Fit (anytime, anywhere via Career Explorer)
- One-on-one career counseling or coaching
- Professional skills development
- Resumé and cover letter development
- Portfolio development
- Graduate school preparation
- Job search tools
Yes! Career Explorer, an online job bank and recruiting system enables you to search for jobs and internships, design a resumé and cover letter, develop interview skills through mock interviewing, projected growth and job outlook, and much more
Students often view career counseling as a one-stop activity, instead of an exciting process based upon your interests, personality, values, skills, aptitude, personal work style, and work environment preferences. Students can also make the mistake of thinking that a career counselor can choose the “right” academic major or career for them. Instead, the goal of career counseling is to provide guidance in the development of a career plan.
Career counseling is similar to other forms of counseling in that your counselor will want to learn about you; such as, your interests, strengths, and values, as well as your beliefs, expectations, lifestyle or preferred work environment. As you can see, career counseling is multi-faceted. So, you will need to take some time, reflect on your life and goals, and partner with the Career Center throughout your time at Cairn.
Students who already know what they want to do in life can further explore their interests, skills, and anything else that is relevant to mapping out a career plan. Your counselor can coach you along the way to make sure you are on track, and keep you abreast of industry trends and projections. In addition, your career counselor can suggest other career paths within your chosen field that will actually broaden the scope of your career possibilities and opportunities.