The Career Center provides a comprehensive menu of services that assist students in all phases of the career development process. Regardless of your starting point, the Career Center can provide assistance with self assessment, career exploration, goal identification, decision making, planning, and job search.
Through the Career Center, students can obtain advice and guidance regarding career and major choices, gain work-related experience, make meaningful connections with alumni and employers, and learn the latest job search strategies. Junior and senior level students are encouraged to enroll in ITDY 109, a credit-bearing course on career development and effective job search strategies.
Students and alumni can remain informed by visiting the Career Center website for programs and resource information.
Career Counseling and Search Resources
Choice of Major or Career
Individual counseling is available to assist students in identifying, refining, or affirming a chosen major or career direction through the use of assessment activities and inventories, including the Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI).
FisherConnects – the Career Center’s online job database for students and alumni contains a number of features and resources including an employer directory, job listings, workshops/events, on-campus interview schedules, career guides, and more.
CareerShift – an advanced job search tool that returns search results from numerous career sites, company pages, and job boards. Fisher students and alumni have free access to this tool through the Career Center.
Alumni Advice Network – an alumni database available through FisherConnects, of dedicated professionals available to assist students with career exploration, internships, job search advice, industry insight, and networking.
Alumni LinkedIn Group – an active group where students can connect to alumni in various fields for networking and career advice. The LinkedIn Alumni Group has over 3,500 members representing numerous industries.
Career Guides – on topics such as job searching, networking, interviewing, cover letters, references, and sample resumes are available online and in print.
Research Links – to specific careers, industries, salary information, job outlook, and professional associations.
Workshops and Events
Each semester the Career Center hosts a number of workshops for students on a range of career related topics such as: Effective Resume Writing, Internships, Job Search Strategies, Interviewing, Networking, LinkedIn, Utilizing Social Media in Your Job Search and Choosing a Major.
Graduate School Fair and Law School Night
Enables students to explore graduate school options, learn about the admissions process and academic expectations, and meet recruiters for diverse graduate programs.
The Career Center hosts annual recruiting events that include an Accounting Fair, Nursing Fair, and the Spring Career and Internship Fair. Additionally, in collaboration with a local college consortium, Fisher sponsors a STEM Career Fair, Fall Mini-Conference for Educators, and Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD).
Experiential Learning Support
Internships and experiential learning programs offer students in all class years an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a professional capacity over the summer months or during the academic year. The Career Center works closely with many academic departments to source internships that relate to student majors and/or career aspirations.
On-campus recruiting provides students with the opportunity to interview with recruiters and hiring managers throughout the academic year. Additionally, employer information sessions are open to all students, offering visibility and exposure to recruiters and potential career paths.
Job postings are updated daily from local and national employers that include full-time, part-time, internships, work-study positions, and seasonal employment opportunities. All postings are available on the Career Center’s online database, FisherConnects, which can be accessed by all students and alumni.
The Career Center is located on the ground floor of the Lavery Library in room 104.