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Online Resources

In addition to Handshake, the University provides free access to a variety of helpful online resources. Whether you are exploring engineering careers, applying to jobs or internships, preparing career materials, or interviewing for your first job, we have a variety of resources to help you along your career journey. 

PRO TIP  You will find tutorials that can help you maximize use of many of the resources below on the University Career Center YouTube channel.

SELF-DISCOVERY

FOCUS 
FOCUS is a self-paced, career and education planning tool that enables you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results.

Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is an assessment designed to identify your career interests by matching you with six broad basic interest areas and assigning you a 3-letter code for researching careers. Data is based on career themes, basic interests, personal style, and occupational compatibility. It takes about 30 minutes to complete this 317-item inventory and results are discussed with a career counselor in the University Career Center. Please note there is a $30 fee associated with the SII.*

TypeFocus 
TypeFocus assesses your personality type which is helpful to determine a career "fit" based on how you communicate, how you take in information, how you make decisions, and how you complete tasks. TypeFocus provides personalized reports that offer insight on career choices, job readiness, interpersonal skills, and learning styles.*

CliftonStrengths  
Finding a career that is a good fit for your natural strengths is a key component of your career exploration. CliftonStrengths helps students recognize their unique talents and learn how these talents can be used in their everyday lives to maximize potential for personal growth and career satisfaction. The assessment identifies a student's top five strengths from a list of 34 talents while providing ideas on how to leverage those strengths to reach personal, academic, and career goals.*

Engineering Pathways 
Explore sample job titles, recruiting companies, alumni stories, and steps to launch your future career across each of the engineering disciplines.

*These assessments are accessible through the University Career Center. Schedule an appointment on Handshake by selecting "Auburn Non-Business Student" to discuss if these assessments are beneficial for your needs.

CAREER AND MAJOR EXPLORATION

Candid Career
Candid Career provides thousands of recorded informational interviews with industry professionals. You can explore jobs based on major, industry area, career titles, or companies. You'll get the inside scoop on careers as well as advice to give you an edge in your job search. 

Handshake - Career Paths 
Explore or search specific job titles, identify others with experience in those roles, and find associated current job postings. Access in your Handshake account on the dashboard.

What Can I Do With This Major? 
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

O*Net 
Learn about different career paths by reviewing detailed descriptions of various occupations. You can also connect occupations with your three-letter interest code if you completed the Strong Interest Inventory.

Vault 
Provides overviews of companies, professions, and industries. Explore niche industry areas in IT and Engineering, Energy, Defense, Manufacturing, Space Exploration, and much more. 

NETWORKING

LinkedIn 
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional career-oriented social network, enabling members to reconnect with old friends, classmates, and colleagues; form new contacts to help power a career, and get advice from industry professionals. Create a profile, begin connecting, and learn tips and tricks on the LinkedIn Guide to Networking page.

CareerShift  
Provides a database of employers, jobs, and specific contacts. This is a beneficial resource to connect with current professionals in a variety of industries. You can also search contacts by university attended. Create your own CareerShift account by using the Auburn link via Handshake.

INTERNSHIP AND JOB SEARCH

Handshake 
Handshake is Auburn University’s primary internship and job posting resource. It's where you can find Auburn career resources, apply for internships and jobs, schedule career advising appointments, and register for career-related events.

USAJobs.gov 
The Federal Government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

BuzzFile 
Buzzfile is a database that enables students to identify employers based on geographic location and hiring trends by academic major.

Vault 
Provides overviews of internship programs, companies, professions, and industries. Explore niche industry areas in IT and Engineering, Energy, Defense, Manufacturing, Space Exploration, and much more. 

GoinGlobal 
GoinGlobal Country Career Guides enable jobseeker's to find employment abroad. It includes more than 10,000 pages of content by country including topics such as job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, and cultural/interviewing advice.

GoinGlobal also offers a database to search H1B applications by location, occupation, and company name to identify U.S. employers seeking to hire international professionals with specific skills and expertise.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND INTERVIEW PREPARATION

VMock 
VMock provides instant personalized resume feedback via an online platform that uses sophisticated algorithms and data science along with machine learning and artificial intelligence to help you in optimize your resume. Create an account with your Auburn ID to access.

InterviewStream
Practice your interview skills at any time. You can create custom interviews, select questions to practice, get tips on improving your skills, and record, save, and send your interviews. Create an account with your Auburn ID to access.

Auburn Job Search Guide
Auburn Career Center's online guide provides helpful resume and cover letter templates, job search strategies, interview tips, and more. Available in print format in the Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations.

Auburn Campus Career Closet
Provides access to free professional attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, networking events, and the workplace. Inventory includes suits, blazers, skirts, button-down shirts, and more.