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Whether you are a current student, recent graduate, faculty, or staff member, these resources will help you start your career or plan for a new one.

Professional Assessment Tools

Self-assessment

Self-assessment is an important part of developing a better idea of how you want to create and design your academic and professional future. You may not fully understand how your perspective can inform what you want to study in college and how that may be useful in choosing a future career. Self-assessment tests can assist in making your choices and decisions a little easier.

Assessment tools predominantly clarify an understanding of an individual’s:

  • personality – character or psychological make-up.
  • interests – preference for a variety of activities or things.
  • values – attitude that governs behavior and understanding of the world.
  • skills – ability and capacity to perform a task.

Career advice and planning

  • College Fund Connect Mentoring Program
    College Fund Connect is a mentoring program to assist you with personal and professional issues as you navigate your career. Create your profile and choose a professional mentor on the site.
  • FOCUS 2 Career and Education Planning System
    The College Fund offers the Focus 2 Career and Education Planning System to help you plan your future. FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision-making, and action planning in one place. Your assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs for your consideration.

Professional Career Search Toolkit

Everything you need to get an interview and land the job

  • Résumés
    Create the perfect résumé to apply for a job.
  • Cover Letters 
    How to write a cover letter/application letter to accompany your résumé.
  • Recommendation Letters 
    Providing professional letters of recommendation allows trusted colleagues, faculty, or staff to testify to your skills, achievements, and character.
  • Thank-You Letters 
    How to write a thank-you letter after your interview to help you stand out.

Professionalism

  • Interviewing Tips 
    Congratulations, you scored a job interview! Now what? Learn how to behave in an interview.
  • Professional Etiquette
    Your actions impact others’ opinions of you. Check out our guide to appropriate behavior in a professional setting.

The College Fund actively expands its career readiness resources. Check back for updates! You can also find informative discussions on our Facebook group page! 

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