Your career is more than a paycheck. It’s something you can find fulfilling and meaningful. It takes a great deal of determination, extensive research, knowing how to study long hours, planning, and continuous development to turn your dreams into reality. NCCU Career Services provides hands-on guidance to help you decide what you want to do and how your education and experiences beyond the classroom will get you there.
But remember, your major is just one of the factors in shaping your future career—your interests, skills, values, and personality all play a vital part. For more help putting the pieces together, make an appointment with a Career Services Counselor.
The following services and resources are available to assist you:
Students may make appointments with a Career Counselor to discuss a variety of career topics, including:
Resume and cover letter writing, in additional to all other professional correspondence
Improving interview skills
Identifying a major
Developing a career plan by learning the best approaches to internships, summer jobs, full-time positions, etc.
Increasing awareness of how skills, values and interests interact with the workplace
Using decision making skills to make informed career choices
A number of assessment tools exist to increase awareness of personality and career interests. Career Services has partnered with TypeFocus to offer students a free, online career assessment to assist in making career choices. Students should meet with Career Counselor to get an interpretation of assessment results and guidance on how to apply results in career planning.
Once a student has completed their online TypeFocus career assessment, there are several other research options available in the system. Students are able to research job and industry trends, salary information, and skills criteria needed for careers they may be interested in or compatible with based on their assessment.
Career Services offers campus-wide career fairs each fall and spring semester to enable students to explore different career fields, employers and types of employment. Information for the career fair including the date, time and participating organizations is available on Eagle Career Network and the university calendar.
Remember to look out for other career fairs hosted in the Triangle area, which are often mentioned in Career Services’ weekly emails and announcements. Students should attend all fairs that they can, as career fairs provide the opportunity to distribute resumes and market skills, while also gathering more information about various companies.
Career Views give students a firsthand experience at learning more about an industry or organization by participating in a company visit. Students can participate in a company tour, presentation on internships and careers and network with alumni.