Prospective Students

INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER

AND EXPLORATORY ADVISING

EXPLORATORY ADVISING

Exploratory Advisors will help you identify required general education coursework while you explore majors, careers, and opportunities to get involved at YSU.

• This program helps to assure you will not waste time, money or energy while identifying your major/career path and establishing long-term goals.

SELF-ASSESSMENT

Complete self-assessment tools with your Career Development Coordinator and begin to identify your VIPS. These tools will help you choose the best major!

• Values » Interests » Personality » Strengths

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Learn how to build your professional brand with a Coordinator or Career Peer.

• Resume and cover letter formatting and review

• Handshake and LinkedIn profile development

• Graduate School application support

• Job and internship search strategies

• Mock Interviews for the internships, and professional jobs

CAREER CLOSET

Free professional attire for YSU students and alumni!

• Drop in to view our selection and learn about professional interview attire

• Leave feeling confident for your next interview or career fair

HANDSHAKE Job/Internship Posting Board

Set yourself up for success with YSU’s professional social network.

• Introduce yourself by customizing your Handshake professional profile

• Upload your resume to easily apply for local and national positions

• Have your professional brand reviewed and receive feedback from experts

 

WHY EXPLORATORY?

Build Your Penguin Story!

Explore Majors and Careers:

• Make an appointment with your Exploratory Advisor

• Drop in with a Career Peer to activate your Handshake account

• Complete the PathwayU Self-Assessment during your First Year Experience course

• Complete a Self-Assessment appointment with your Career Development Coordinator in order to get to know yourself better and investigate majors

• Shadow a professional in order to gain insight into the career-related field or interest area

Prepare for your Career:

• Find a part-time student job or internship using Handshake

• Utilize the Career Closet to gain access to FREE professional attire for interviews

• Meet with a Career Coordinator to discuss resume writing, job search strategies,interview techniques, and more

• Create a LinkedIn account to begin to connect to professionals in your desired field

• Attend the YSU Career Day to network and explore internship or career-related opportunities related to your major