Your Path to Career Readiness

Your brand describes who you are, what you do, and how you can contribute to an organization. An effective personal brand exhibits a consistent message about your experience, knowledge, skills, and strengths as well as your interests, personality, and values across all forms of professional communication. The resources below guide you in creating compelling professional communication through which you can share your unified brand message. 

Once you've decided on a path, put your career or continuing education plans into action. Use the resources below to develop a strategic and robust approach to achieving your goals. 

What to Expect in a Career Advising Appointment

If you're considering changing your major or career plans or don't know whether you should pursue additional education, meet with your career advisor to discuss your options and receive resources for researching prospective majors and careers. You'll learn more about your interests, personality, skills, strengths, and values through discussion and, if relevant to your decision making process, may complete career assessments like CliftonStrengths for Students, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or the Strong Interest Inventory. 

Your career advisor can provide feedback on existing resumes, cover letters, reference pages, LinkedIn profiles, or graduate school personal statements or tips to get started on writing application materials for the first time. They will provide recommendations to improve your document and training on principles for creating effective application materials in the future.  

In an interview overview appointment, learn about how to conduct yourself and respond to common questions in an interview. Or provide a job posting of interest to your career advisor so that they can create a customized practice interview and provide you with feedback and coaching to improve your interviewing performance.  

Your career advisor will assist you in defining your target jobs, companies, and industries and will give you recommendations on how to execute a variety of search strategies. You'll work together to create a personalized plan to activate your internship or job search. Your career advisor can also help you practice networking introductions or review follow-up communication as you engage with prospective employers in your search.
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Assisting Currently Enrolled Students or Alumni

student talking with advisor

Currently Enrolled Students 
If you're a currently enrolled student or recent graduate up to one year after graduation, the Career Planning & Development Center (CPDC) can assist you through individual career advising appointments, virtual and live events to develop career management skills and connect to employers, and a variety of resources on the CPDC's website including Handshake, Webster's career management and job posting platform. 

Alumni
As a Webster graduate, you have access to the Alumni Association network and Handshake, Webster University's online career management system. Handshake features a database of job opportunities, career development resources and events suitable for graduates. Create an account in Handshake using your personal e-mail address to get started. Additionally, access career resources on the CPDC website and attend virtual or live events and career fairs offered by the Career Planning & Development Center. 

For Employers

Whether looking for information on how to post a job or how to recruit some of our on-campus talent, we have plenty of resources for you to get acquainted with the Webster CPDC.

Job Postings and More

Handshake, Webster's career-management and job-posting platform, can help connect you with the right employer. If a Webster alum, be sure to utilize your access to our various resources at your disposal.