Resources For Student Success

Our goal is to help your student succeed during their time at Appalachian State. By working together, we can help your student achieve their career dreams. That is why we are providing you with the below resources to guide your student on a path to success.

Follow a Career Plan
Most students do not think about a timeline or career plan that will help with maintaining their career readiness. Students who follow our four-year and transfer career plans will be better guided down a successful path.

Be Involved
Employers and graduate schools expect to see lots of experience on a student's resume. Options for involvement are plentiful and if a student is uncertain about what to pursue, they may speak to their career coach.

Student Employment
The work students do to assist financing their education provides valuable skills for their future. Students can visit with Student Employment or begin applying for on and off-campus jobs through Handshake.

Volunteer and Intern
Students can explore career interests through volunteering and through an internship. Being actively involved in multiple ways develops marketable skills for both jobs and graduate school and diversifies a student's experiences.

Be Resourceful
Students are encouraged to visit Career Exploration to determine a wise choice for their college major. Once a major is selected, students should seek assistance from their career coach to explore internships, job opportunities, graduate schools, if interested, and to prepare a resume and cover letter.

Use Handshake
Students should log into their Handshake account to maximize their online career management system for on and off-campus jobs, internships, and full time employment.

Set Attainable Goals
Students can stay on track each semester and maximize their time in college if they meet regularly with their Academic Advisor, career coach, and Financial Aid Coach.

Network
Career Development Center staff advises students to tap into the hidden internship and job market. Students can check out AppState's LinkedIn page to expand their list of career contacts. Ask faculty members and career coaches for leads. Attend career fairs and other career events. Students should consider doing informational interviews to talk to professionals who have jobs that interest them.

Attend Events
Utilizing career events on campus will expand a student's reach into internship and job opportunities.

Explore Entrepreneurism, Engage in Research, or Study Abroad
Students can shape their experiences to highlight their unique interests, skills, and competencies by trying one or all three of these.

Lead
Students will benefit from taking initiative to serve in a leadership role with their clubs, organizations, jobs, internships, and student research.

Practice and Polish
Utilizing their career coaches for help with revising resumes and cover letters, for help in practicing their interviewing skills, and in seeking help with graduate school applications will pay off in making a student's hard work in college shine on paper and in interviews.