An Overview of Career Services

Career Services offers a variety of services to PUC students and alumni. We also offer select services to community members. Here are a few of the services we offer:

  • Career Services and Student Employment Center: Our office is located in SUL 349, where our resource library (containing hundreds of career-related books and other publications) and state-of-the-art computer workstations are available for daily use in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • CareerTrax: Our online job database has been recently updated and now offers many additional features. In addition to job postings on- and off-campus, CareerTrax offers the following features:
    • Career Insider Online Career Library: Available through CareerTrax, Career Insider is an online library service containing 20 Career Insider career/industry guidebooks, 3,000 company profiles, 50 gold company profiles with Career Insider employee surveys, 1.5 million postings on the message boards, and 1,100 career advice articles.
    • On-Campus Interviewing: Students registered with CareerTrax have the first opportunity to sign up with employers for on-campus interviewing throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Resume Referral: Not all employers are able to visit campus, so they request that resumes be sent to them. Registering with CareerTrax allows your resume to be sent to employers requesting your major or skill set.
    • Access to hundreds of career and internship opportunities with internal tabs for MonsterTrak, Indeed.com, Internships.com, and local opportunities as well all in the same site!
  • Online Career Center: Our Online Career Center offers you the best of both worlds: free online career building tools as well as their in person services! The Online Career Center offers the following features:
    • Create high-impact, interactive career materials based on your career goals.
    • Present your materials online — with our easy-to-use website builder — and in print, as you can download your materials in a number of formats.
    • Manage an unlimited number of career documents from one central location.
    • Share your credentials with your network on your own professional website and across social networking sites.
  • Alumni Career Network: Volunteer alumni serve as a resource for career information and advice for current students and alumni at various stages of their professional development.
  • Regularly Scheduled Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

    • Tuesday: 10 AM and 2 PM
      Wednesday: 12 PM and 6 PM*
      Thursday: 9 AM and 4 PM
      *Wednesday 6 PM workshops are not offered during summer hours.

  • Mock Interviews: A mock interview is a great way to practice interviewing skills before the real thing. Interviews can be done one-on-one with a Career Services professional or through the Online Career Center. The Online Career Center has an Interview Prep module which makes it easy to refine your interviewing skills from the comfort of your own home or office.  You control all aspects of your interview practice session, including the interview type, the number of questions, your response format, and the interviewer.
  • Individual Career Advising: Staff professionals are available to assist with your career exploration, planning, and searching by personal appointment or to answer general questions on a walk-in basis.
  • Career/Internship Fairs, Roundtables, and Other Networking Opportunities: All of these opportunities are available during the Spring and Fall semesters, offering you face-to-face interactions with potential employers and mentors.
  • Additional Workshops and Presentations: Throughout the year, staff members provide numerous opportunities for additional training and learning through workshops and other presentations. Workshops include B2B, ILS, Get SET, and GSI.
  • The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas: The BIG Guide offers expert advice for anyone considering going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work! Register online to access The BIG Guide for free.
  • Do What You Are® Personality Type and Career Interest Assessment:  A free online  personality type and career choice assessment tools by CollegeScope. Do What You Are® is an online program that provides a statistically-accurate representation of your personality type and attitude toward career direction.  Another option is the Career Choices program, that provides a much closer and detailed look into your personality type and strong interests. See the Counseling Center in Gyte 5 or call (219) 989-2366 for more information.
  • Career Choices: Phase 2 in personality type and career choice assessment tools. Career Choices involves a much closer and detailed look into your personality type and strong interests. See the Counseling Center in Gyte 5 or call (219) 989-2366 for more information.
  • PEPS Learning Style Inventory: An online learning inventory, offered by CollegeScope, that helps you identify the kind of environment in which you prefer to work or learn.
  • What Can I Do With This Major?: For each major of interest, you can choose either the PDF or HTML version of an outline of common interest areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
  • Credential Service: Education majors and others interested in maintaining a credential file can create one with assistance from the Career Services staff. Requests can be made in person or online.
  • Student Employment: Student Employment creates a one-stop shop for your on-campus employment needs. You may search online for campus employment and apply directly to job openings through CareerTrax. Our goal is to provide meaningful employment that will correlate with your educational goals while helping you connect to the campus. Here are a few of the services we offer:
    • On-Campus Employment: On-campus employment includes Federal Work Study, Non-Federal Work Study, temporary positions, project work, and graduate aide positions, to name a few.
    • Federal Work Study: The Federal Work Study (FWS) program is a type of financial aid that provides the opportunity to earn money toward the cost of school by working on campus or at a qualifying community agency. In order to apply for FWS, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. Visit FAFSA on the web to learn more and to fill out an application online or to print a paper copy. Be sure to answer “Yes” to question #31 to indicate your interest in FWS and student employment. Priority consideration for FWS will be given to students who file their FAFSA prior to March 10 each year.
    • National Student Employment Week: Each year, colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of student work experience with National Student Employment Week. Here at PUC, we celebrate during this week by hosting a variety of events to recognize outstanding student workers.

To schedule an appointment or to speak with someone in our office, please stop in SUL 349 or call (219) 989-2600.