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Student Career Library

The Student Career Center has reference materials available to assist job seekers to create a professional resume and prepare for an interview. Students and recent graduates are eligible for one-on-one personalized assistance for resume and interview preparation. Contact the Student Career Center to make an appointment at OSEPD@masters.edu. 

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General Tips

10 Commandments of Temping

Ways to make the most of working through a Temp Agency, from Staying Positive to Furthering your Skills and Knowledge.

Five Who Landed on Their Feet -- Finding a Job in a Tough Market

Learn from the success stories of five Bay Area job seekers.

Getting into Competitive Grad Schools

Suggestions, related links, and much more than can put you a step ahead in getting into the Grad School you want.

I'm Graduating With the Wrong Degree - Now What?

As graduation approaches, you realize you majored in something you have absolutely no desire for. Does this mean that you are doomed to a life of misery in a field that you don't care about? Absolutely not! Here is some practical advice to apply the wrong degree to the right career.

How to Find a Job

See the differences between the way employers seek to fill vacancies and the way the typical job hunter looks for a job. Adapted from What Color is Your Parachute.

How to Research a Company

Demonstrating an interest and knowledge about a company makes a favorable, lasting impression on a prospective employer. But how do you research a company?

Make the Most of Your First Job

Your first job likely won't be your last job. Find out how to maximize it as the first step toward your dream job.

Contact Tips

Cultivate Your Contacts

The majority of jobs are filled by individuals recommended by word of mouth. Find out how to create an effective network of contacts and build positive relationships with them.

Employment Agencies

A list of over a dozen local Staffing Agencies and their contact information.

Job Fairs Aren't for Sissies

Job Fairs can be great ways to build your list of contacts, but you should use your energy spent constructively - not just wandering around. Find out some tips to get the most out of your job fair experience.

Preparing for a Job Fair

Find out what to expect at a job fair, tips on preparing beforehand, and how to make the most of an opportunity.

Cover Letter Tips

Cover Letter Guide

As your introduction to a prospective employer, a cover letter is an important tool to sell yourself as the best employee, but how?

Resume Tips

Resume Guide

How to prepare and write a resume. Includes instructions, several style samples, lists of skill words and action verbs, and a worksheet to help you get started.

Improve Your Resume Guide

Tips on what to emphasize to have your resume make the best impression. Also a few tips on making an effective cover letter.

Chronological Resume Sample 1

This resume, in the chronological format, is referred to in the Resume Guide. It is a word document, so it is available for you to experiment with your own resume information and save for later use.

Chronological Resume Sample 2

This resume, in the chronological format, is referred to in the Resume Guide. It is a word document, so it is available for you to experiment with your own resume information and save for later use.

Combined Resume Sample

This resume, in the combined format, is referred to in the Resume Guide. It is a word document, so it is available for you to experiment with your own resume information and save for later use.

Functional Resume Sample

This resume, in the functional format, is referred to in the Resume Guide. It is a word document, so it is available for you to experiment with your own resume information and save for later use.

Resume Worksheet

Use this worksheet to help you remember and organize information to include on your resume. It is also referred to in the Resume Guide.

Interview Tips

What is Your Body Saying?

Body language can communicate volumes during an interview. Find out what to look for in your interviewer and what to be careful about in your own behavior.

Questions to Consider When Preparing For an Interview

Everyone wants to anticipate and prepare for what their interviewer will ask. This document offers a thorough list of possible types of questions to prepare for, but it doesn't stop there. An interview is an interactive process... YOU need to evaluate the interview and determine if it is a job that fits your needs.

Portfolio Sampler

Sometimes a resume just isn't enough. A portfolio can be an effective way of organizing samples of your work and proof of your diligence as an employee that could sell you to an interested prospective employer.