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Our mission is to provide you with professional advice, guidance, and networking opportunities to help you build a successful career and business relationships. Whether you are interested in finding an internship or job, exploring career options, changing careers, or hiring amazing new recruits, let us help you reach your career goals!
Our services are available to current students, alumni, staff, and faculty at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
In keeping with University safety guidelines regarding COVID-19, Career Services sessions will be done online through Zoom, Google Docs, Google Meet, or by phone until further notice. Please click the 'Make An Appointment!' link to book your session. You may also email us at email@example.com or call us at (907)-474-7596 during normal business hours - Monday-Friday from 8-5pm - with any other questions. Thank you!
Not sure what major to declare, what to do with your major or unclear on what you want to do? Meet with a coach to learn about and explore options. Get a jump start on exploring possible careers and majors by taking a free 5 question assessment on Career Coach.
We are happy to provide resources and advice for any career related questions or circumstances.
Federal Resume Coaching
The federal resume and job application can seem like another language. Work with our certified federal resume coaches and get guidance and translation as you go through this process.
It is always wise to get your resume reviewed by professionals! Sometimes we are too close to something to see small mistakes. Through Google docs and phone appointments we will comment and provide tips to help you tailor your resume to each job. See tricks and resume tips on our resource page.
Cover Letter Review
The cover letter is often your introduction to an employer. First impressions matter, even paper ones. Let us review and provide tips on how to improve your cover letter. Get a head start by going over the cover letter tips on our resource page.
Interview Practice & Prep
Many people spend too much time writing their resume and not enough time practicing for the interview. Schedule a mock interview and practice your skills in a realistic interview experience. You can also schedule preparation for your interview which consists of questions and feedback in a less formal manner.
Career Fairs and Events
We have one career fair a semester and numerous events. Connect with employers, find jobs, and learn valuable skills. Be on the look out for our events!
Handshake is a career platform designed to help guide you through your career search journey. Discover hundreds of jobs and internships, receive personalized recommendations based on your interests, connect with employers, and more! For more information on Handshake and to Login check out our Job & Internship Page.
Social Media Review
Employers often look at social media profiles. We are happy to review linkedIn and provide tips for improving your profile.
Through Career Services I was able to get my foot in the door at a global company. I was able to do this not only by having a fine polished resume, but by getting the opportunity to talk one on one with leaders in my field, and at companies I wanted to work at. Career Services allowed me to network one on one with upper management of a company, which allowed me to increase my professional network, and land a job at their firm. I would recommend Career Services to every student because they don't just make your resume look fantastic, they have an extensive network of professionals that they are able to funnel students through so that the students themselves can grow their professional network and start their careers off in a competitive position.
Bekah Olson was very helpful, she put in a lot of effort to go the extra mile to help me with my questions, some of which were about things such as Visas which are not directly under the purview of her office, and it is really appreciated that she took the effort to help me so much!
Bekah provided a lot of helpful feedback and was attentive to help with any questions.
UAF Career Services were very important for me when I had a Skype interview for a job back home in Canada. They were very helpful as they provided a private room, a laptop and an employee to facilitate. All of this was organized very efficiently as I was only able to give a few days notice. Myzah was very kind, and worked with the employer to organize documents and prepare me for the interview. During the interview, she went above and beyond and even found poster paper to cover the window to make the room more private, and make me feel more comfortable. All in all I feel Career Services provided wonderful services for me, and in the end I was offered the job :)
Bekah Olson was great. She looked up words we didn't know and helped me find a career that sparked my interest.