To effectively assist DeVry University students, a cooperative effort between Career Services Office and the student is essential. To meet this objective, the Career Services Office provides the following services and resource materials to current students, graduates and alumni.
My Compass to My Career (Login through your Student Portal)
An interactive, web-based and mobile accessible experience that guides you through the various stages of planning and acting on your career goals, featuring:
- Job leads from HireDeVry and across the web
- Interactive tools for generating a resumé, practicing for interviews, and assessing your career options
- Multimedia, articles, news, and links to a wide range of career resources
- Event information for upcoming career fairs, on-campus interviews, and workshops
Resumé Development - Once you have identified the title and experience level (internship to executive) of the position you are pursuing, preparation of a targeted resumé is essential. Career Services offers resumé development assistance through individualized review or through the Resumé Wizard application. Additional support is available for preparation of cover, thank you and position acceptance letters.
Interviewing - Being prepared for an interview is one of the most important steps to the entire interview process. Your preparation will educate you on the company, the position requirements, and identify your primary qualifications for the position. In addition, preparation will help build your self-confidence and improve your overall performance. We encourage you to use InterviewStream inside My Compass to My Career to practice interviewing by creating and critiquing your own videos. Please send a copy of your video to your Career Advisor so we may provide you with feedback. You may also schedule a mock interview with a career professional.
Networking Development - Making connections with personal and professional contacts should rank at the uppermost level of your career search process. Since a large number of open positions are not posted through public sources, your networks can open doors for you. Career Services hosts networking events and webinars to help you get started, plus offers a variety of tools to learn more about the art of networking.
Career Advising - Whether you are transitioning from one industry to another or preparing to take the next step in your career, connecting with Career Services can help you to develop a strategy for your career plan.
Employer Connections - Meet employers who want to hire graduates just like you through career fairs or HireDeVry, our exclusive online job lead database accessible through My Compass to My Career inside your student portal or through the link below:
HireDeVry for Students and Alumni - HireDeVry is a national job lead database used by Career Services. HireDeVry provides students and alumni with an interactive tool to connect with employers and to obtain job leads. Students have access to the many tools available to assist with their job search, including the resumé builder for creating a standout resumé to searching the events listing for job fairs in their area. Contact your Career Services Advisor to gain access.
Webinars - A series of webinar workshops are in development to help you enhance your career search skills on topics like interviewing, social networking, career transitioning and leadership. For a current list of upcoming events, visit the announcement section of HireDeVry.
Alumni Association - Students and Alumni of DeVry University are invited to network with alumni through the Alumni Association site (alumni.devry.edu) or learn about alumni in various career paths through their success stories.