Ultimately, it all comes down to our helping you prepare for a great life after CMU. Fortunately there are abundant resources to guide and assist you. You've already done a ton of research to achieve your academic goals; simply apply those same research skills to the information accessible below. Trust us - you're ready for this.
- FOCUS 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. Use FOCUS to help you choose or change your major and also to verify your preferences or early choice of a career field. Create a New FOCUS 2 Account - Returning Users
Myers Briggs Type Indicator - Available online, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students (Fayette Campus ONLY)may take this personality inventory and receive feedback which will assist in identifying characteristics, enhancing understanding, and realizing motivations and natural strengths. The results will be interpreted by a qualified professional.
To take an Assessment, choose an assessment above and follow the Assessment Instructions. Each assessment should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the assessment(s), please contact the Career Development center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling x58255 to schedule an interpretation meeting.
Access O*Net Online assessment software and assess your interests and abilities (available to CGES and CLAS students). O*Net Online also provides a wealth of knowledge about a variety of careers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains information on a variety of careers, including salary averages, market outlook, requirements, and descriptions.
CityTownInfo.com, This is a resource that offers information about nearly every city and town in the United States. The information is relevant to one's search for continued education as well as finding a career. It offers detailed information about schools, towns, cities, and many careers.
Use the Campus to Career Roadmap to help you plan your career starting your Freshman year.
By now you've gained a great deal of expertise in your Major field of study. Now it's time to begin to apply that knowledge. Check out the Major Resources for some information that can help.
Mock Interview Series: Interviewing skills are honed during mock interviews offered in the Center Development Center. Practice for the most important meetings of your career.
Preregistered students will have a 45 minute interview (being asked general and behavioral based questions), resume review and receive feedback from the employer.
Big Interview is an online system that allows you to learn about interviewing by watching instructional videos. After learning about interviewing, you can then practice by recording yourself answering questions. These recordings will help you to learn what you're doing well and what you need to improve before your interview day! Big Interview combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.
You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:
- Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
- A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
- The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
- A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
- A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions
Potential Interview Questions: check out major-specific potential interview questions suggested by real employers that can help prepare you for future interviews.
Job Searching Resources
The Career Development Center has many resources available for each step of the job search process.
Handshake: This career management system is an online job bank and web-based recruiting system tailored for Central Methodist University students (Fayette Campus only) and is available 24/7. Students may search for full-time positions, internships, part-time work, summer jobs, and work study! Students may access the system by using their campus email address for the log-in and their CMU ID number for the password.
NAIA Career Center offers job postings, mostly Graduate Assistants and Internships offered by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Reference USA is a company search web-based system with over 14 million U.S. Businesses that provides a description, overview, contact information, and more! Available to all CMU students on Fayette Campus and Graduate and Extended Studies.
Glassdoor.com gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews and interview questions for more than 28,000 companies.
CollegeGrad.com is a great resource for finding entry level jobs. Also Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview tips.
CollegeJobBank.com lists jobs for college students and recent graduates, also offering career resources, resume tips, interviewing tips, education information and more
The Career Project is an interactive career profile database that allows you a personal and uncensored look into thousands of real careers and jobs through the eyes of the people who work them.
Appointments may be made with the professional staff for assistance with important career decisions.