Arts and Sciences

Handshake

Handshake is FREE for all students and gives you full access to features including your resume in employer resume packets, applying for On-Campus Interviews, access to information on over 5,000 employers who recruit at OU, OptimalResume, the Handshake Job Board, and more!

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Specialized Advice

Career Services offers specialized advice to Arts & Sciences majors in the following areas:

WHO RECRUITS ARTS & SCIENCES
Check out this list of organizations that have recruited A&S majors from OU.

CAREER PLAN
The following plans are designed to keep you on a path in preparation for post graduation success.

-Sophomore Year
-Junior Year
-Senior Year

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOBS
The federal government hires all majors from entry to the executive level. They are seeing a huge reduction in their current employment due to the retirement of the Baby Boomers, therefore they are looking for new, young people to come in and begin careers.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
In a competitive job market, international students must be aware of the obstacles they face when seeking employment.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
Career Services has recorded versions of all our workshops. Students can access these on either iTunesU or our YouTube channel.

VOLUNTEER & SERVICE OPPS
Volunteer and service opportunities attract individuals who want to make a difference. Career Services provides you with helpful links to various volunteer or service organizations that have contacted our office.

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Career Planning Class

Two sections of CAS 4091 are taught in both the Fall and Spring semesters. CAS 4091 is a M,W,F class that meets from 11:30am-12:20pm.

CAS 4091: Career Planning for Arts and Sciences

An overview of the job search process for Arts and Sciences students including self-assessment of individual qualifications, interests and goals, resume development, letter writing, and the interviewing process. Also, the class explores career opportunities beyond graduation, develops a strategy for the job search process, and improves job search techniques.

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Career Mentor Network

The OU Career Mentoring Network is comprised of alumni and employers representing diverse career fields, who have offered to share their career experiences with students.

Click here to find out more on participating in the OU Career Mentoring Network.

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Career Paths

The information on the employment, education, and internship paths of each major was collected through a variety of methods including: in-class student surveys, contact with academic departments, and following up with students and employers up to 6 months after graduation.

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Graduate School

Career Services offers resources and assistance in helping you select and apply to graduate/professional schools.

Click here for more information on selecting and applying to graduate/professional school.

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Job Listings

HANDSHAKE JOB BOARD
The Handshake Job Board contains current full-time and internship job openings. New listings are added daily.

JOB LISTINGS BY INTEREST
Career Services has a large list of specialized job search websites that can help you find a job in your field.

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Guide to Resumes

A good resume is a vital part of your job search. Resumes are helpful in applying for part-time jobs, internships, scholarships, and graduate school as well as full-time positions. Click here for guidelines that will help you prepare a well-written, effective resume.

Sample Resumes

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Job Search Guides

Follow up letters and a good resume are a vital part of your job search. Resumes and Cover Letters are helpful in applying for part-time jobs, internships, scholarships, and graduate school as well as full-time positions. Learn how to effectively write these documents.

Click here to view the Technical Resume & Letter Writing Guide. Printable Version

Click here to view the Job Search Guide. Printable Version

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Helpful Services

Career Services offers several online resources to assist you in preparing for career exploration and career development.

CAREER SHIFT
Search, select and store job listings from all job boards and all company job postings.

OPTIMALRESUME
OptimalResume provides a comprehensive, web-based tool for you to create, present, and manage your resumes.

OPTIMALINTERVIEW
Practice your interviewing skills with this interactive video-based mock interview tool.

GOINGLOBAL
GoinGlobal contains more than 10,000 resources for finding employment in the US and abroad.

GOINGLOBAL USA
USA City Guides contain career and employment resources for the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the USA.

PASSPORT CAREER
The University of Oklahoma's Passport Career tool provides job/internship search strategies, guidance and resources for 75+ countries (250+ cities).

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What Can I Do With a Major In...

The career planning process is an important part of your college experience. Career Services has compiled helpful information on individual majors to help you begin with the end in mind.

Click here to see career paths for each major.

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Study Abroad

The exposure to adverse situations and new environments that study abroad provides, not only enables students to be more flexible and adapt to new surroundings, but it helps to develop knowledge, skills and abilities that are desirable in any professional setting. Thus, it is essential that you leverage your study abroad experience in your job search via your cover letter, resume and most certainly in your interviews.

Click here to learn more about leveraging study abroad in your job search.

If you are interested in studying abroad, please click here.

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