Preparation

The Career Services office assists the Friends University students and alumni with preparing for an effective career search. There are several resources available to assist with developing a resume, writing a cover letter, preparing for interviews and learning how to establish a professional network.

Resumes and Cover Letters
Developing a cover letter and resume that is clear and concise can be challenging. When sending a cover letter and resume to a company, the documents need to be tailored so that only relevant information is shared. The Career Services office recognizes the difficulty in creating a cover letter and resume that market all the experience and skills of an individual. Therefore, the center has developed the following resources and samples to create a resume that is effective.

Workshops
Workshops are available throughout the year on career-related topics, such as dining etiquette, interviewing, networking, and resume and cover letter writing. Individual appointments can also be scheduled to review any of the workshop topics if the schedule of events does not meet your individual timeline.

Click here for more information on workshops.

Interviews
Interviewing for employment can be a stressful and difficult process, especially if one has never interviewed or has not interviewed for a few years. That is why the Career Services office has developed some resources to use when preparing to interview.

Mock Interviews:
The Career Services office provides the opportunity for students to practice interviewing. Within the confines of a simulated interview, the staff can develop and ask real interview questions and then critique the student. This process can educate and prepare the student in a practical and safe environment. Simply contact Career Services to set up a day and time!