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Student Resources

Welcome Students! Whether you are choosing a major or looking for an internship in your field, the Office of Career Development is here to guide you. Take advantage of the following resources to help you plan your future.

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LOOKING FOR A JOB OR INTERNSHIP?

Spartan Jobs is a one-stop resource for career searches within the STAC alumni network. Login and get started on your search today!
Plus you can check out other resources here.

 

 

Preparing for an Interview?

Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. Learn more.

 

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Micro-Internships 

St. Thomas Aquinas College is excited to offer students from all majors the opportunity to work on short-term, paid, professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths. Learn more.

 

Virtual experience programs to kickstart your career

 

 


Forage

Forage is an online resource that offers virtual experience programs designed by leading companies. Develop your skills and gain a real understanding of different roles and industries by working through these self-paced modules, with tasks similar to those you would undertake during a traditional internship. Learn more about Forage
 

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CareerSpring

CareerSpring is a non-profit organization that helps first generation college students and Federal Pell Grant eligible students realize their greatest career potential through career information, a network of professional contacts, and job placement services.

Register here and enter the passcode STAC – you’ll answer a few questions and be able to start creating your personalized profile! 

 


Current Students

 

Choosing A Major

Helpful Tips to Choosing a Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
The Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Employment Guide
Career Timeline
Learn About Jobs, How To Break In, Salary, Etc...
Internships:  How To and Why?
Strategies To Success at Your Internship! (An Article Written By Maureen Mulhern, Director of Career Development)
Find Careers That Match Your Interests
How To Become

Internships

How To

Have you heard of the Disney College Program?

Students have the opportunity to intern at Disney through the Disney College Program during the academic year. STAC students have earned credit (and pay) for their experience, in the past. Please talk with the Career Development Office, before you submit your application if interested in earning academic credit. Students also take part in this experience after graduation (apply within 6 months of graduation to participate). This does not involve academic credit.  Participation in the Disney College Program is a prerequisite for some Disney Professional Internships. Learn more about the Disney College Program.

JOB OUTLOOK RESOURCES

Writing a Resume

Writing a Winning Resume
Writing Your Cover Letter

Interviewing

Answers To Typical Interview Questions
Dress to Impress
Dress for Success
Interview Etiquette
LinkedIn Interview Tips
Micro-Internships
Top Tips for Answering Interview Questions
What Interviewers Want to Know

The content included in the links above is courtesy of NACE.

Big Interview
Interview Guide
Sample Thank You Letter (send within 24 hours of interview)

Graduate School Information

Thinking of earning an advanced degree after graduation? Check out these helpful tips:

Grad School: Getting In
Grad School: To Go or Not to Go
Grad School: Application Timeline
Graduate Guide
Resume Basics

DISABILITY CAREER RESOURCES

There are Disability-Focused Organizations that support students and graduates with their career development and planning.

Career Guides for Individuals with Disabilities
A comprehensive guide to entering the workforce as a student with a disability, covering the below topics. Learn more.

  • Job searching provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Interview and job search tips for students with disabilities
  • Job ideas for students with disabilities


Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
A national association of colleges and employers focused on the career employment of college graduates with disabilities. Learn more.

Great Jobs for People with Disabilities
This guide provides updated and comprehensive information for job seekers with disabilities, including the list of 100+ most suitable jobs with salary options for each occupation. Learn more

National Organization on Disability
A nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing employment opportunities for working-age Americans with disabilities who are unemployed. Learn more.

Our Ability, Inc. – AI Powered Employment for People with Disabilities 
This resource uses "Jobs Ability," which is an AI-driven virtual gateway for candidates and employers to connect individuals with disabilities to a variety of jobs and career paths. Learn more.

U.S. Business Leadership Network
A national business organization that uses a business-to-business strategy to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce. Learn more.

Compliments of NACE Journal