Prospective Students




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.


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


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


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



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