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


Student Employment

Many MCLA students are awarded work study funds in their financial aid package.  There are also many jobs available for non-work study students.  A list of openings can be found here. Please see Human Resources for the necessary documentation to begin working at MCLA.

Student Employment

First Year Experience

MCLA Career Services recognizes how important it is to start your professional development journey early.  From orientation on forward, you will be engaged 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 that helps you learn more about yourself as an individual and what career paths might be best for you.

You will 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 can engage in personal and professional development. You can accomplish this by taking advantage of leadership opportunities and engagement with the Career Services Office at MCLA.  We believe that goal setting and follow-through are critical to success in early and on-going professional development. 

Career Services will continue to engage with you throughout your first year through a series of workshops, one on one coaching 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 Year

As a sophomore, you will likely have completed a job shadow.  While we encourage professional dress for shadowing experiences, it is a necessity for being successful in your next professional endeavor.  Please see our internships page for a complete guide to dressing for success.

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

It's never too early to start networking, but we believe you should start no later than Sophomore Year.  The easiest and most productive place to start is on LinkedIn.  Please see our guide below for all of the great resources LinkedIn can provide to you, as you progress through your professional journey.


Senior Year

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

Resource Library

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

Cover Letters Resumes Interviewing Job Search
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