Career Services


Ave Maria University’s Career Center provides students, alumni, and employers with the opportunity to connect! Our programs and services are designed to help you:

No matter where you are in your career search, whether it’s deciding on a career path, writing your resume, preparing for your first job interview, or working on graduate school or fellowship applications, we can help!  Start by creating your account in the College Central Network.

Zachary Crockett
Director of Career Services
(239) 304-7228

College Central Network

Whether you are a first-year student or a graduate, College Central is the place to start! 1000s of full-time jobs, internships, and part-time student employment opportunities in a variety of fields can be found in College Central. This website allows students to post resumes and view listings 24 hours a day.  Students create an AccessID and Password and complete a brief profile. An up-to-date profile allows Career Services to notify you of job and internship opportunities that you are qualified for and, if you authorize it, employers can view your uploaded resume. Your account also provides access to a host of career search resources including a resume builder, templates, articles, podcasts, and videos, including:

Career Exploration

Every career journey is unique.  Review the 4-year career plan and start on your path today.

  • Vault Online Career Insider features comprehensive and convenient online career support information for students such as career guides, employer and occupational profiles, as well as industry research.
  • O*NET is an online occupational information database. This web page is a particularly valuable resource for researching any career.
  • Glassdoor, a site accessible to the right, provides salary and interview information for hundreds of companies.  And check out the Glassdoor blog.
  • AfterCollege, accessible to the right, is an additional job board specifically for entry-level opportunities.
  • MindTools.com – short quizzes and free resources to evaluate your soft-skills and preparation for leadership and career.

Career Resources for Alumni

Managing your career is a lifelong process; let Career Services help.

Online Job Board: www.CollegeCentral.com/AveMaria

·       Search for jobs posted to Ave Maria

·       Search the national job board

·       Post a resume – employers find you

·       Career Resource Library – articles, handouts, podcasts

Resume Book:

Entry-level job seekers can add their resume to the resume book.  Available to AMU Faculty, Employers, and Alumni. You never know who might see your resume and contact you.

·       Submit resume to the Resume Book job posting via College Central OR

·       Contact careerservices@avemaria.edu for more information.

Networking: Social Media

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  Fortunately, there’s an existing network of people you “know” by your affiliation with Ave Maria.  The social media feeds of Ave Maria University, Ave Maria University Alumni, and Ave Maria University Career Services are a wealth of information for a job seeker or young professional developing a network of professional contacts with similar values.

LinkedIn (contact Career Services for advice on completing a great LinkedIn profile):

·       Ave Maria University Alumni

·       Ave Maria University Career Services

·       Ave Maria University Econ and Business Grads

Facebook:

·       Ave Maria University Career Services

·       Ave Maria University Alumni

Twitter:

·       @AMUCareers

·       @AMUAlumni

·       @AveMariaUniv

Job Applications:
Never written a resume?  Don’t know when to send a cover letter or how to create a reference page?  Career Services has guides with examples and listings of resources to help you create and improve all your job search documents.  Drafts and examples can always be reviewed and re-reviewed by Career Services to ensure you are representing yourself in the best possible way on paper.

·       Quick questions answered via email at careerservices@avemaria.edu

·       One-on-one counseling (available via phone)

Interviews:

·       Mock Interviews – Career Services will conduct mock interviews via phone or Skype to help you prepare.

·       Interview Guide

·       Search #interview @AMUCareers for links to great articles and advice on interviewing.

Career Transition Newsletters:

Covering a broad range of job seeker topics, including transitioning to the working world from college, subscribe to the Career Services email list to get weekly updates or check out the archives at the top right column.

Questions about something not covered here?  Let us know how we can help: careerservices@avemaria.edu.

Alumni Giving Back

Post a Job/Hire a Student:

Is your company hiring?  Do you know someone who would support summer interns?  Career Services would love to help you get this information out to current students and recent alums.  Register as an employer and post jobs at CollegeCentral.com/AveMaria or forward job descriptions directly to us at careerservices@avemaria.edu.

Mentor:

Current students can benefit from the things you know now that you wish you knew then.  If you’d be willing to be a mentor to current students, contact Career Services.  We won’t broadcast your contact information; instead, we’ll recommend certain students connect with you if their interests match your area of expertise.  We look forward to hearing your story.