EXPLORE YOUR ACADEMIC AND CAREER PATH.
National and state specific occupational information, including wages, employment trends, knowledge, skills and abilities, education and training, related occupations, and web resources.
Information on specific occupations including education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.
A variety of ways to research occupations. You'll find knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, as well as related interests and work values.
Values, Skills, and Interests Surveys
A career development tool designed to help you explore and develop personal and career awareness. Contact the Advising and Career Center to receive a code to set up a free account.
A tool that identifies your strengths to provide guidance and ideas for your career. Connect with an advisor to receive your access code.
A listing of potential employers by major and state. As a Parkside student, you have free access and immediate access.
Offers user-submitted insight into salaries, possible interview questions and reviews. Sign up with your RangerMail email for free unlimited access.
Access people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you to be great at what you do and what you want to do.
PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR DOCUMENTS.
Resume and Cover Letter Resources
A resume is a document that summarizes your qualifications for employment or another opportunity. It lets the reader know the highlights of your educational experience, skills, and other information.
Don't forget about this valuable method to connect your resume with the desired qualifications in your own voice. Many students struggle with cover letters, so these simple tips will make sure you are ready to stand out.
Interviewing Tips and Networking Strategies
Once you have landed an interview, start preparing to make your best impression. Practice, reflect on your qualifications and take a deep breath. You've got this!
Every year, the Advising and Career Center partners with the entire campus community to welcome local, regional, and national employers to our annual Career and Internship fairs. Don't just show up, be prepared.
Young Professional Groups
At Parkside, you are in close proximity to two amazing young professional groups and many more in the region. Check out Kenosha's YLink (Young Leaders in Kenosha) and Racine's YPR (Young Professionals of Racine) for unlimited networking potential.
PURSUE YOUR NEXT STEP WITH CONFIDENCE.
Career Search Resources
Employers use Handshake to post their employment and internship opportunities, and many employers do so because they are interested in Parkside graduates specifically. The majority of positions listed on Handshake require a degree, making this an ideal resource to use when begin your search and beyond.
Although many positions are filled as a result of a human interaction, it can be helpful to explore various job boards for openings. There are also job boards that are specific to certain industries or sectors. We've compiled a list for you to use as a jumping off point.
You can use LinkedIn Learning to discover relevant content from thousands of courses on a variety of career development and exploration topics.
LinkedIn Learning access is free with your Parkside login credentials.
Graduate School Resources
Thinking about Graduate or Professional school? You'll want to thoroughly evaluate programs to determine your best fit. We have compiled some questions for you that will help review factors worth considering. The Advising and Career Center is available to help you along the way.
Different programs require different admissions exams and some programs do not require any. We've compiled a list of the most common exams. Working with an advisor at Parkside and reviewing information from the institution that offers your program of choice will clarify which test is next for you.