No matter what stage of life you are in, we are here to help you succeed. UE Alumni have the same advantages as students and may utilize all the programs and services provided by the UE Center for Career Development.
If you are changing careers, looking to attend graduate school, need advice on interviewing or wanting to connect with fellow alumni, the UE Alumni Office and the Center for Career Development can assist you with your needs.
Online Career Resources for Alumni
- Handshake - an interactive Internet site that allows alumni to post their resumes on-line where employers can review them as they search for job candidates. In addition, employers post job opportunities on Handshake, which provides around-the-clock access to current job information.
- UE Alumni Online Community - Search and connect with more than 30,000 UE alumni. As a registered member, you can search fellow alumni from all over the world based on geographic location, class year, major, employer, and title. Use your LinkedIn account to join.
- University of Evansville LinkedIn – More than 10,000 UE Alumni currently utilize LinkedIn. Join today and connect with alumni from all over the world.
- Additional Internet Resources
- NACE Salary Calculator
Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development can aid alumni with a wide-array of services including:
To learn more or schedule an appointment with a Career Development Counselor, please visit the Center for Career Development or call 812-488-1083. This service is free to all UE alumni.
Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except during University holidays when all administration offices are closed. Also, evening appointments are available and may be easily arranged. Located on the second floor of the William L. Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus.
Career Search Tips for Adults in Transition
Build in an exploration phase to your career and job search plan – complete a career assessment, conduct information interviews, gather your network, do your research, brainstorm possibilities.
- A college degree is not the only ticket to a new career. Practical experience in the new field remains a critical component. It takes longer to transition to a new career than you may realize – 12 to 18 months.
- Seek out a support network that includes faculty and Center for Career Development professionals to help you focus on strengths, keep a positive attitude, be realistic, and maintain a healthy perspective when the going gets tough.
- Spend as much time as you can focusing on the intersection between your gifts and the task you wish to fulfill. Consider preparing a functional résumé.
- Develop a checklist of environmental “must haves,” “nice to haves,” and “cannot haves.”
- Prepare a lengthy list of questions that you can ask a prospective employer during an interview.
- Focus on skills, new experiences, and accomplishments that highlight your education. Make sure your résumé lights the path to where you are going and not to where you have been.
- Practice your 30 second oral résumé; consider practicing more than one. Preparing for an interview is critical and situational; behavioral- or competency-based interviewing is the norm. Come to the Center for Career Development office for a mock interview. Review interviewing information at careerservices.evansville.edu.