Student resources

Welcome to Career Services at MCLA! We’re here to help you connect you with internships, graduate school opportunities, life-planning, and meaningful employment. 

  • Resume Reviews
  • Cover Letter Reviews
  • LinkedIn/Networking Consultations
  • Mock Interviewing
  • Graduate School Planning
  • Internship Consultations
  • Job Shadowing Consultations
  • Career/Internship Fairs
  • Handshake Registration and Profiles

 UPCOMING CAREER SERVICES EVENTS

 CLICK HEREto view the most recent Alumni Career Panel event "Job Searching in a Recession." Also posted on the MCLA Career Services Facebook Page!

CLICK HERE to view the most recent Alumni Career Panel event "Nailing the Zoom Interview and More".  Also posted on the MCLA Career Services Facebook Page!

 


 

Student Employment

Many MCLA students are awarded work study funds in their financial aid package.  If you have a question about your workstudy award, please connect with Student Financial Services and they can confirm your award!

There are also many jobs available for non-work study students.  A list of all openings can be found here. Please see Human Resources for all of the necessary documentation to begin working at MCLA.

Student Employment


First Year CURRICULUM 

MCLA Career Services recognizes how important it is to start your professional development journey early.  From orientation onward, you will engage in a comprehensive career-planning curriculum. 

First, you will engage in self-discovery, via the O*NET Interest Profiler  O*Net provides you with a blueprint for the future.  It matches you with a three letter code.  The O*NET  Interest Profiler will then share presentations related to a variety of career options best suited for you, based on your results.  This will help you learn not only more about yourself as an individual , but also about the career paths might be best for you.

You may use what you learned from O*Net to understand your priorities and establish S.M.A.R.T. Goals.  S.M.A.R.T. stands for:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound 

O*Net Info Sheet

It is our goal to empower you to create a path by which you engage in personal and professional development. You can accomplish this by continued engagement with the Career Services Office at MCLA throughout the time you are enrolled at MCLA.  We emphasize a comprehensive approach to career exploration and discovery here at MCLA.  We believe goal setting and follow-through are critical to success in early and on-going professional development. 

Career Services is available to you throughout your first year through a series of workshops, one on one appointments, and more.

Check out our mock cover letter and resumes, tailored to the MCLA Experience.

Mock Cover Letter

Mock Resume One

Mock Resume Two


Sophomore & junior Year curriculum

As a sophomores and juniors, we reccomend you complete a job shadow and internship.  We encourage professional dress for your shadowing and internship experiences.  This is great preparation as it is a necessity for success in your future professional endeavors.  Please see our internships page for a complete guide to dressing for success.

Thinking about continuing your education after undergtaduate school?  Career Services has plenty of graduate school resources for you too.

Also, it's never too early to start networking.  We believe you should start no later than your sophomore year.  An easy place to start is on LinkedIn.  The guide below illustrates how LinkedIn can be of benefit to you as begin a lifetime of networking.

LinkedIn


Senior Year CURRICULUM

As seniors and alumni, we encourage you to take advantage of a full range of resources, including: resume review; mock interviewing; drafting personal statement for graduate school; networking tips; and much more.

Senior and grads illustration


career services resource Library

Please See our resource library below for excellent information on cover letters, resumes, interviewing, and the job search.

Cover Letters Tips Resumes Preparation Interviewing Skills Job Search Strategies
3 Easy Steps to a Cover Letter Makeover 3 Volunteer Opportunities That Will Seriously Boost Your Career 10 Important Interview Prep Checklist Steps The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers
3 Good Reasons To Spend More Time on Your Cover Letter 5 Skills Employers Want Their Employees to Have 3 Sneaky Mind Tricks That Will Help You Ace The Interview 6 Job Search Strategies for Graduates with Art Degrees
5 Easy Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out 6 Reasons Why Internships Are a Must in College 5 Keys to Acing Your Informational Interview 7 Ways to Live Long and Prosper While Job Searching
Gearing Up for Grad School: Your CV or Resume Finding -- And Quantifying -- Achievements for Your Resume How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions 8 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair
How to Organize a Cover Letter/Email How to Make Those "Silly Little Jobs" on Your Resume Shine Smart Job Interview Advice No One Ever Tells You The Definitive Social Media To-do List for Job Seekers
How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired How to Match Your Qualifications to a Job Description The Secret to Interviewing: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It The Top 100 Niche Job Boards on the Internet
  From the Classroom to the Office: How to Write a Resume with no Job Experience   The Ultimate List of Tech Job Boards
  Responsibilities vs. Accomplishments on Your Resume   Job Sites and Resources for Studio Artists
  Top 100 Most Powerful Resume Words   What to Say When Connecting on LinkedIn
  What to Put on Your Resume When You Have No Relevant Work Experience