Welcome to the College of Information Community!
Welcome to the new career services website for the College of Information. Our college is dedicated to student success. We know our students work hard and they produce results. We’re passionate about helping them achieve on the pathway to a great career.
The College of Information continues to create partnerships with businesses that call the Dallas-Fort Worth area home. Our college leadership board comprises members from not only top companies like Toyota but smaller businesses with a niche market like Amigos Library Services. Large or small the college can help you make a connection.
On this page you can check on a host of things that will help you in your career goals. One size fits all resumes, does not fit all majors. Keeping your major in mind, use the resume guides to help you craft a resume. You will also find helpful tips such as how to avoid common mistakes on resumes. Students are encouraged to sign up for mock interviews, or practice interview skills using interactive videos on the site. Here are some additional items that will help your process:
• Use a checklist provided by this site before you apply to a position.
• Keep track of career events on a calendar.
If you are unsure of your exact career path visit the COI LinkedIn network group.
The College has identified this LinkedIn group as a hub for the exchange of ideas and opportunities among the University of North Texas College of Information community. This includes students, faculty, staff, alums, supporters, friends and well-wishers. Anyone who has a connection to our three departments of the College’s mission is welcome to join. The LinkedIn group also provides a space where our alums and others can post, jobs or internship opportunities. Students are encouraged can post any questions they may have with respect to the field they are going to join after graduation. The more we interact with each other in the College of Information, the more we can benefit from this forum.
Be sure to reach out to Career Coach Laura Garza during your search. Her expertise and access to resources can help you in your transformation form student to new hire in a complex job market. She can be reached at Laura.Garza@unt.edu or 940.565.3792. Handshake job postings will still be available to all students and ‘GoinGlobal’ is now available to assist International Students with employment in the U.S. and/or U.S. students with searching for job opportunities overseas, including guidance with proper customs while visiting other countries.
Kinshuk, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Information
Services Offered by the Career Center
We encourage you to explore the resources and services the Career Center has to offer, attend an upcoming career event, and schedule an appointment with your Career Coach.
DISCOVER YOUR PATH
As you begin considering options for your future career, the career assessment tools and other resources presented here are designed to help you:
- Identify your interests, values, personality, and skills.
- Understand how your unique set of attributes can impact your success and satisfaction in various career options and work environments.
- Differentiate yourself from others by developing your personal brand statement.
- Recognize the competencies and skills employers seek when hiring employees.
IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS & INTERESTS || BE CAREER READY
EXPLORE MAJORS AND CAREERS
If you’re in the process of choosing a major or want to confirm you’re in the right major, it’s important to understand the relationship between the many majors available at UNT and the vast career opportunities that exist. In addition, you can gain valuable knowledge and experience in a potential career field by participating in job shadowing programs, completing an internship and connecting with career professionals.
EXPLORE MAJORS || EXPLORE CAREERS
Employers value students with real-world work experience, and research shows that students who complete an internship or other type of experience receive a greater number of job offers and a higher starting salary when they graduate. Multiple opportunities exist for gaining real-world experience and adding valuable skills to your resume while completing your degree.
INTERNSHIPS || OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
In order to launch a successful job search and achieve your goals, there are several steps you must take in advance. The resources and tools presented here will help you create a strong resume, prepare to interview, and develop a strategy to connect with employers. In addition, be sure to meet with your Career Coach for major-specific advice. Your Career Coach can review your resume and provide suggestions, help you develop effective responses to common interview questions, and assist you with personalizing your networking and job search strategy.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES || CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS
RESUME & OTHER CORRESPONDENCE || INTERVIEW PREP
VIRTUAL CAREER SERVICES
All UNT students and alumni have access to virtual services and opportunities through the Career Center to assist in achieving their career goals. Check out our Virtual Career Center Services for Students!