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Advisor Toolkit

Resources for academic advisors and faculty members about Career Services

To help advisors, faculty and mentors respond to career development questions, here are some resources to guide your conversations with students about their majors, careers job search and referring students to our office programs, counseling and assessment services. Career Services staff can present on a wide range of topics to classes and campus groups. Contact April Peterson for more information

Majors and Careers Page

This page gets students started exploring the many career options for their major, as well as quick data about the occupations listed.

Roadrunner Roadmap

This simple worksheet walks students through the steps of exploring majors and careers.

Career Path Guide

Helps students see the steps they can take while in school to promote career success after graduation.

O*NET

O*NET provides detailed and authoritative job descriptions along with wage and growth data with break-downs by state.  Students can connect to occupations using knowledge, skills, abilities, military occupational codes, interests and values assessments within the site.  

College in Colorado

Free site helping students plan college and careers.  Includes free interest, values and skills assessments, a money management course, cost of living calculator, graduate school database and more. 


 

Career Services helps students to

Career Services helps students EXPLORE who they are and how that impacts their career choices.

Career Counseling Services

Students can call 303-615-1133 to schedule individual appointments with professional career counselors to talk about majors and career paths to help them meet their goals.  For students living out of the front-range area and taking online courses, we can meet with students via Skype or phone. 

Career Planning Meet-Ups are drop-in groups during fall and spring semesters where students map out a successful career path.

Career Assessments Career services provides counseling techniques and assessments (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Strong Interest Inventory®) for students exploring majors and career paths. 

 

EXPERIENCE

Career Services helps students find part-time jobs, volunteer experience and campus activities to build skills beyond the classroom. Students can practice expressing their skills knowledge and experience through practice interviews, resume creation and LinkedIn page development. Drop-ins and appointments are available.

Applied Learning Center helps students with internships, undergraduate research, and service learning.

 

EXECUTE a successful job search or graduate school application

JobLink Connects students and employers.  Students can log in through Student Hub to load a resume, sign up for career fairs, panels and events, look for employers and jobs and report job offers.

MSU Denver Job Search Guide Provides helpful tips on all aspects of job hunting: employer research, resumes, cover letters, networking, LinkedIn profiles, interviewing, salary negotiation and information for diverse populations.

Job Fairs and Hiring Events Students can find events on JobLink and on our Events page. 

Job Search Meet Ups Drop-in job search groups that help students search the “hidden job market” and learn networking skills. 

Walk-ins to review resumes, letters and LinkedIn profiles

Mock Interviews - by appointment

Grad school application and essay review appointments


 Students and recent graduates (up to one year after graduation) can call Career Services at 303-615-1133 to set a career counseling appointment with a counselor or a job search session with a counselor or advisor.

Main office: Tivoli 215

Business liaison: Admin 510

STEM liaison:  AES 300V


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