Navigating your career journey at Stanton University might feel like a daunting task, full of uncertainties and stress. However, we’re here to simplify the process for you! The comprehensive career development framework provided here is designed to assist you in gaining a deeper insight into yourself, identifying suitable majors and career paths, and refining your educational, career, and personal objectives.
Explore each stage of the career development process below to gain valuable insights, engage in self-assessment exercises, access valuable resources, and begin charting your path towards a successful career.
Navigating Your Career
Discovering the type of work that resonates with you and aligns with your abilities is fundamental. Our institution offers access to two complimentary online career assessments. These assessments consider your interests, values, skills, and personality traits to help you pinpoint the careers and industries that suit you best.
Stanton University Online Self-Assessment Table: Exploring Your Career Path
Unlocking your potential and charting your career journey begins with self-assessment. The following table outlines four key areas to evaluate as you delve into your interests, skills, personality, and values:
Self Assessment Topic
Assess Your Interests
What things do you enjoy? What sparks your curiosity?
Assess Your Skills
Identify your competencies, talents, and aptitudes.
Assess Your Personality
Understand your unique thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.
Assess Your Values
Determine your core beliefs guiding your work satisfaction.
Prepare for your future with a “career test,” an approach to career exploration that focuses on finding meaningful challenges rather than fitting into job titles. Engage in this interactive experience to discover career paths rooted in real-world challenges:
- Watch the Challenge Mindset TEDx Talk.
- Take the Career Aptitude Test.
- Follow the instructions to sort the Challenge Cards.
- Review your Challenge Profile (PDF) to uncover your top three challenges and explore suggested activities. These activities will guide your exploration in your selected Challenge areas. Consider scheduling an appointment with a Career Counselor for an in-depth discussion of your Challenge Profile.
Roadtrip Nation: Navigate Your Career Path
Visit Roadtrip Nation to explore your interests and discover recommended majors, careers, and paths taken by real-life individuals. Engage in the following steps:
- Click on “What We Offer” in the top menu, then select “Roadmap Tool.”
- Begin by taking the self-assessment under “Choose Your Interests.” Explore actionable steps aligned with your interests.
- Explore other Roadtrip Nation tools, including videos and their free online self-discovery course.
Time to Reflect: Self-Exploration Questions
Spend time pondering the following questions to uncover potential career areas and industries:
- Reflect on academic subjects or classes you’ve enjoyed.
- Consider your favorite hobbies, pastimes, and activities.
- Think about topics you enjoy discussing with friends and family.
- Explore careers or industries that pique your interest.
- Envision your ideal occupation if money were no object.
- Select three historical figures for a dream dinner and explain why.
- Reflect on societal or world problems that intrigue you.
- Define what you want to be remembered for.
- Recall moments when you’ve been in the flow and lost track of time.
- Identify three topics you’d like to delve into at a conference.
At Stanton University, self-assessment and exploration are essential steps on your path to a fulfilling career. Take full advantage of these resources and questions to embark on a journey of self-discovery and purposeful career planning.
Here you will find relevant resources and employment information and opportunities, we will prepare students to be adapted to professional fields they plan to have a career in.
Students interested in gaining relevant work experience:
Students can work in CPT. More details are provided. They can review the information below. A Stanton University Populi/Canvas account is required.
Helpful SU Guides for Job Search:
A resume is a summary that includes your education, work experience, and contact information. Employers are looking for the right fit for their open positions. Ideally, it should be only one-page. If you plan to have two pages, make sure it does have notable details as employers tend to avoid them.
Please note: You will notice a term labeled as CV, which stands for curriculum vitae, and is Latin for “Course of Life”. This format is not necessary because they tend to be formatted for careers in the academic field such as colleges; you include your published papers and conferences you have attended.
Redume Do's and Dont's
- Full name and contact information
- Education (highest degree first) with month and year of graduation
- Professional and relevant experiences, including internships and research experiences (with month/year of start to end)
- Leadership and volunteer experiences (indicate month/year of start to end)
- Skills, such as foreign language, technical, etc.
- Age, gender, martial status, or race/ethnicity
- Immigration status
- International permanent address
- TOEFL or SAT scores
- unless requested by employer
A job interview is a meeting between the employee (you) and the employer (the company of interest). The employer asks you questions about your work experiences and your skills. You answer those questions.
How do I prepare for an interview?
Employers will ask questions to determine your interest and knowledge about their company. Before going into the interview, you need to study about the company and information about the job position.
- Visit the company’s website and other resources
- Understand their philosophy and mission statement, services they offer, their achievements, and contributions to the community
- Analyze the position description
- Research the culture of the company
- Seek, meet, and gather information from people who have worked in similiar positions.
- Research the typical salary range.
When you are invited to a job interview, ask with whom you will be interviewing, how long should the interview will be, and additional details such as the format of the interview.
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early
- Give a confident handshake
- Maintain good eye contact
- Highlight your qualifications for the position
- Ask questions that show you have done research on the company and your interest in the position
Note for International Students:
- Remember to emphasize your assets such as:
- cross-cultural communication skills
- ability to interact and work with diverse individuals
- can adapt to new environments
- Although it is illegal for employers to ask about your immigration status, age, nationality, or marital status, they are allowed to ask whether or not you have authorization to work in the United States.
Off-Campus Employment Job Search Engines
Local Job Fairs and Other Events: