It’s never too early or too late to visit Career and Professional Development.
Find the resources and services to meet your career needs. Our Career Coaches work with you individually to understand your professional goals and help you set short and long–term steps for achieving them. Meet the Career and Professional Development Team!
Undergraduate Outcomes and Experiences
82% of students are employed full-time or part-time, enrolled in advanced education, serve in the military, or participate in full-time volunteer programs one year post graduation
77% of students engaged in experiential education prior to graduation
76% of students completed an internship prior to graduation
Career Development Roadmap
Understand who you are and the variety of career options available that align with your professional goals and aspirations.
- PathwayU — A resource that offers assessments to help you discover education and career pathways that align with your values, interests, personality and workplace preferences.
- Schedule an Appointment — Chat more with a Career Coach about career and major exploration.
Explore majors and careers, while learning how CAPD can help. A great place to start.
- Selecting a Major — A quick guide that offers questions to consider when you are choosing a major.
- O’NET Online — O*NET Online is a tool for career development and job analysis with detailed descriptions of job functions, skills, education and employment trends.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook — This resource can help you find career information on duties, education, training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Prepare for your career by gaining skills through internships and other experiential learning opportunities, making connections and building your resume.
- Appointments — Schedule an appointment to chat more about your job/internship search and how to gain meaningful experiences.
- Career Community Toolkits — It is common to have diverse career interests and goals that may or may not directly align with your major. With that in mind, Career Communities were created to provide industry-specific resources, opportunities and connections for all students, regardless of major.
- Big Interview — Get hands-on practice with practice interviews tailored to your specific industry and experience level.
- Handshake — Connect with employers and explore available opportunities
- Service/Volunteering — Volunteering can help you reinforce skills you’re already learning, develop new skills and possibilities and help you grow as a leader.
- Job Search Strategies — This guide provides an overview of how to plan and where to look for jobs as well as strategies for going beyond the online database search.
Demonstrate and deliver your skills to employers.
- Interviews — Preparing for and practicing interviews is an essential component of the job search process. This guide briefly discusses how to be successful before, during and after an interview.
- Handshake — Search for opportunities, connect with employers, attend events and schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.
- Resumes, CVs and Cover Letters — It is important that your documents demonstrate clear written communication and reflect your skills/accomplishments.
- Upcoming Events — Explore our upcoming workshops, career fairs and other events.
- Networking — Networking is a vital component of the job search process. This guide provides an overview of different strategies for those new to networking as well as how to go about continuing to build your professional contacts.
- Salary Resources — Here are some resources that can provide you with more information about salary based on location, years of experience, industry, etc.
Key Resources, Services and Tools
Connect to thousands of jobs, internships, employers and events
- Career Communities
- Big Interview
Get hands-on practice with practice interviews tailored to your specific industry and experience level
Discover your values, interests, personality and workplace preferences
- Resume and Cover Letter Drop Off
Upload your document, and a Career Coach will provide recommendations on both content and format to ensure you are making a great impression
- Schedule an Appointment
Need more in-depth career assistance? Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach on Handshake
- Request a Presentation
CAPD is happy to partner with student clubs and organizations. Submit the presentation request form and allow 2-3 business days for us to follow up with you.
Graduate and Professional School
Thinking about pursuing an advanced degree? Explore these resources to research institutions and programs, familiarize yourself with the application process and financial aid resources.
- Graduate and Professional School Guide — If you’re considering graduate/professional school in the future, this guide provides a quick overview of what to consider when selecting a program along with an overview of the general application process.
- Peterson’s Guide — Peterson’s Guide offers a directory of graduate and professional programs. Use this tool when researching what types of schools offer your desired program.
- Financial Aid for Graduate School — Review details about federal student aid eligibility and types of aid that can be received at the graduate level.
Identity-based Tools and Resources
Black, Indigenous & Students of Color
Job Search Databases
First Generation Students
Helpful Websites, Podcast and Video Resources
- Get Schooled: We help young people get to college, find first jobs, and succeed in both
- How to College Podcast: A podcast for first gen students
- Roadtrip Nation: Stories and tools to help you find your path
- Association of Latino Professionals for America
- The Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
Job Search Databases
Job Search Databases
Students with Disabilities
Undocumented and DACA students
Networking & Advocacy
UndocuFriendly Internships, Fellowships & Jobs
- Dream Summer Fellowship
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship
Understand the Legal Requirements for Working in the U.S.
Find International Friendly Employers