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Career Services at the University of Memphis Can Help You Reach Your Career Goals

Career Services can equip you with the necessary tools to become a successful internship or job search candidate. Their office is located at 400 Wilder Tower. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:30 PM during Fall and Spring semesters. Summer hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Career Services is for all students: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate level. Career Services also provides counselor assistance with resume writing, interview skills, and the search for internships and jobs. Stop by the Career Services office and check out their website [http://memphis.edu/careerservices]to learn more about their services.

Online Resources from Career Services:

 E-Recruiting [http://memphis.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp]

  • Search for jobs, internships, and off-campus part-time jobs in the E-Recruiting database. ERecruiting has over 500 jobs and more than 200 internship listings. This database is updated daily, so be sure to check the site often for updates and new job postings.

Interview Preparation [http://memphis.edu/careerservices/studentguide/interviews.php]

Focus-2 [https://www.focuscareer2.com/portal/login.cfm?SID=781]

  • Career Services provides resources for students who are exploring careers.  Whether you are deciding on a major, looking to change your major or narrowing your career options, Focus-2 is a great tool!  Focus-2 is a software system that assesses your interests in relationship to academic strengths, values, skills, personality and leisure.

Resume Preparation and Review [http://memphis.edu/careerservices/studentguide/resume.php]

  • Utilize Optimal Resume [https://memphis.optimalresume.com] an online resume builder in order to gain guidance in creating your resume 
  • Go to the resume prep and review link to gain access to the Career Services resume checklist, sample resumes, cover letter checklist, and resume action-verb list!

 
Career Programs for Students Registered with Disability Resources for Students:
Career Tracks – to further your academic and career preparation!

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at the University of Memphis strives to prepare students for college life and help them prepare for future careers. Career Services and DRS have paired up to bring students programming and services that have been designed to ready future professionals in the areas of resume building, interview preparation, and career guidance. Career Tracks, a program for sophomores and juniors, seeks to assist students in career planning, goal and decision making, and career development. Academic tracking, career assessments and counseling are available to students registered with DRS in order to help them graduate and consider disability-related issues that may impact your career and career choices. Participation in Career Tracks includes weekly individualized meetings with a trained DRS and Career Services staff member.

If you are interested in these programs or have additional questions about career guidance, decision making or development; please contact our office (901-678-2889) for more information. We look forward to assisting you in your career goals!

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) [https://wrp.gov/LoginPre.do?method=login]
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through internships and/or jobs.

Students that participate in WRP also gain resume and interview preparation guidance, information about disability disclosure and can compete for internships and/or jobs!

Career Mentoring Program
Disability Resources for Students offers a career mentoring program for students interested in gaining more information about what it is like to work “in the real world” with a disability. Students or job seekers who have a disability are paired with a career mentor who also has a disability, in order to learn about what it means to work in a wide variety of fields and occupations. This experience could entail job shadowing, identifying necessary skills and could include learning about possible internships or employment prospects.  You may have questions about working “in the real world” with your disability and it is our hope that this program offers you a chance to meet with a seasoned professional who has a disability to discuss these important questions with them. If you are interested in participating please call 901-678-2880 or contact Heather Dannison at hjwagner@memphis.edu for more information!

Other Resources:
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) [http://www.cosdonline.org]
An exciting tool for both employers and students.  Career Gateway is the first nationwide online job posting and college student resume database system. It is a primary tool for employers to reach this population while students use this as a tool for identifying employment opportunities and employers who are committed to including disability as part of their diversity efforts.  For employers, COSD Career Gateway is a vital pipeline for their future workforce. For students, COSD Career Gateway is the closest link with employers specifically seeking them. There is no charge for students to register or for employers to post available jobs, internships and/or co-op opportunities.

Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) [http://www.dol.gov/odep/programs/dmd.htm]
Students with disabilities (mentees) are matched with workplace mentors according to expressed career interests. Mentees experience a typical day on the job and learn how to prepare to enter the world of work. Employers gain an increased awareness that people with disabilities represent an overlooked talent pool. Disability Mentoring Day is a program of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

 

 

Disability Resources for Students
110 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152-3520
Phone: 901-678-2880 V/TTY
FAX: 901-678-3070

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