The Career Development Center offers you a wide variety of events, services, and information. Whether you are beginning your college experience or are nearing graduation, we can assist you with choosing a major, exploring your career options, developing your job search skills, preparing for graduate school, and connecting with employers. We are your first step for all things career-related. So take a moment to explore this comprehensive website and familiarize yourself with all we have to offer! We look forward to helping you.
Below, you will find a wide variety of services and resources to help you get started as you navigate your way through the career development process.
Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to make an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss career plans, review resumes and cover letters, talk about interviewing skills, investigate career options, search for internships, and much more. We offer 50 minute appointments as well as walk-ins. Walk-ins are first-come, first-served and are meant for brief questions that can be handled in about 15 minutes. For alums and students who do not live near the Bowie area, phone consultations are available. To schedule an appointment please call 301-860-3825 or click here.
Career counselors also welcome questions via email and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's most important...Making money? Improving society? Status? Personal fulfillment? With SIGI3career planning software, it's up to the individual. There are no right or wrong answers. SIGI3 helps each user examine key motivators and matches work-related values, interests, personality, and skills to educational and career pathways. Individuals explore a range of options based on their personal choices. Make an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor to determine whether this assessment would be helpful to you.
Choosing A Major
Need help choosing a major? The following steps may be useful to you. We also suggest that you make an appointment with a career counselor. Call 301.860.3825 for help in planning a strategy that fits your situation.
Explore Occupations & Industries Related to Your Major & Interests
These resources will help you with your career exploration.
Career Resource Library
Searching for answers to your career and job search-related questions? Our Career Resource Library offers a variety of print and online resources addressing the full range of career related subjects. Topics include job search strategies, resume & cover letter writing, interview tips, graduate and professional school admissions information, occupation descriptions, employer files, and internship opportunities. Materials are available for use in the Career Resource Library only! Books are not available for check out. CRL Booklist.
We also provide computers with Internet access for students to do job and internship searches and create resumes and cover letters.
What Can I Do with This Major?
Wondering how to connect majors to careers? This website provides typical career paths associated with majors, employers that hire people with degrees in the major, strategies job seekers can do to maximize their chances of being hired, and lists of websites that provide additional information.
Career Guides & Handouts
Click to view and download our handouts and guides.
Not enough time to attend a workshop? No problem. These tutorials have been created with you, the busy student, in mind. Each tutorial provides an overview of the materials covered in a workshop or seminar.
Why take advantage of this program? Becuase participating in a practice interview allows you to become familiar with comonly-asked questions, practice your intervieiwng skills, and receive fedback about your interviwing style. Understand that intervieiwng is a skill that can be perfected with practice. Preparation can make the difference between getting an offer and getting rejected.
Practice Interview Program
In this current economic climate, practice interviews are more important than ever. The Practice Interview Program (PIP) is open to all BSU students and alumni. This is an opportunity to do a practice interview with one of our local employer partners.
Jobshadow.com is an online resource that allows students to get a snapshot of the day in the life of professionals in varied career fields. Students can read candid responses from professionals on varying topics to include how they started in their chosen professions, on the job challenges they encounter, salary, and how one can prepare to enter their specific career fields.
Career planning and job search resources and services.