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Where Do I Start?

Check out Focus 2, an assessment you can access for free as a Miami University student. Focus 2 helps you to learn more about your interests and how they relate to career fields. The goal is to find a good fit between your interests and potential careers!

Learn More About The Focus 2 Assessment

How Does My Major Relate to the Job Market?

Miami University has several resources based on Career Clusters (jobs similar to other jobs based on shared interests and functions). On each of the Career Cluster pages, you'll find Possible Job Titles, Career Cluster Events, & the Top 10 Employers that we have connections with.

Discover Your Cluster with a Short Survey

What Resources and Programs Do I Need to Use?

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Handshake is a virtual job platform!

On it you can:

  • Find jobs based on your interests
  • Schedule meetings with your career advisor
  • Register for Virtual & In-person events hosted by employers and career partners
  • Attend Miami's Virtual Career Fair (September)

 

Create Your Handshake Profile

Miami Alumni Connect is a virtual networking platform! Make sure that you use your SSO & Miami login information.

On it you can:

  • Connect with alumni from your major
  • Meet with alumni in your field for a 30-minute one-time meeting
  • Meet regularly with alumni mentors
  • Ask career-related questions anonymously on the job forum

 

Create Your Miami Alumni Connect Profile

Handshake

Handshake is a virtual job platform!

On it you can:

  • Find jobs based on your interests
  • Schedule meetings with your career advisor
  • Register for Virtual & In-person events hosted by employers and career partners
  • Attend Miami's Virtual Career Fair (September)

 

Create Your Handshake Profile

Miami Alumni Connect

Miami Alumni Connect is a virtual networking platform! Make sure that you use your SSO & Miami login information.

On it you can:

  • Connect with alumni from your major
  • Meet with alumni in your field for a 30-minute one-time meeting
  • Meet regularly with alumni mentors
  • Ask career-related questions anonymously on the job forum

 

Create Your Miami Alumni Connect Profile

What Should I Be Doing As A First Year Student

Start Your Resume

Start from scratch. We do not recommend you use a template. Your resume is one of the most important tools you will create in your job search.

Meet Your Advisor

Schedule a meeting using your Handshake profile. Each Career Advisor works with a specific field of interest or discipline to assist you on your journey.

Finish Handshake Profile

Add information on your Career Clusters, Work Experience, Organizations, Skills, Profile Picture, Cities of Interest to match you with employers.

Review Career Toolkits

Explore resources on the job and internship process, exploring careers, interviewing, scheduling, networking and more!

What Else Should I Know?

What Is Next For Me?

  • September 14: Meet The Fair Event (more information coming soon)
  • 2021 Career Fair: Sign up to volunteer to help us out!

Save The Dates

  • September 14th: Meet the Fairs
  • September 21st & 22nd: In-Person Career Fair
  • September 29th: Virtual Career Fair
  • September 30th: Careers for the Common Good Virtual Fair