How to Navigate Your Way Through Handshake

Handshake is a great tool for students looking for jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities. NAU Career Development wants to encourage our students how to navigate through Handshake in order to get the most out of what it has to offer. Here is a step-by-step guide for learning the basics! How to Schedule an Appointment Before … Continue reading How to Navigate Your Way Through Handshake

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Inside the Life of a Graduate Assistant

Have you ever considered applying for an assistantship to help you in affording to go to graduate school? In addition to gaining skills, working an assistantship can help cover some or even all of your tuition depending on the department. NAU has a lot to offer graduate students who decide to study here. Our very … Continue reading Inside the Life of a Graduate Assistant

Horrifying Interview Stories

By Dyllan Cook, Career Jack **The following blog post is based on true events and contains explicit interview horror stories. Viewer discretion is advised.** Halloween is quickly approaching and NAU Career Development is getting into spirit. Balance is key to doing great during an interview. Did you know you could actually make too much eye … Continue reading Horrifying Interview Stories

Meet the Career Jacks!

As NAU Career Development welcomes a new school year, we’re excited to announce our move to the University Union Fieldhouse. We’re also excited to have some new faces on our team and wanted to give you a chance to get to know our student staff, our Career Jacks. Our Career Jacks are here to help … Continue reading Meet the Career Jacks!

Front Row Seat to Arizona Lawmaking: Become a Legislative Intern

Develop skills, make connections, and experience the legislative process firsthand By Janea Byrne, Internship Coordinator Have you ever thought about a career in public service? Are you interested in learning more about the legislative process and working alongside professionals to support the creation of public policy? Then the Arizona State Legislative Internship Program is for … Continue reading Front Row Seat to Arizona Lawmaking: Become a Legislative Intern

Full-Time Student, Part-Time Student Worker

By Dyllan Cook, Career Jack As my senior year of college steadily approaches I’ve found myself, on more than one occasion, reflecting on the time I’ve spent here at NAU. To put an awfully long story short, I’ve spent my time here at NAU trying to master what some may call the impossible: Figuring out … Continue reading Full-Time Student, Part-Time Student Worker

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Orientation Experience

It’s orientation season on campus and NAU Career Development is here and ready to help you have the best orientation experience imaginable. These 7 steps were created to help you prepare and make the most of your NAU Orientation.

How to Get the Best Letter of Recommendation

Asking for a letter of recommendation can be slightly intimidating. Maybe that person is always busy and you don’t want to add more onto their plate or you haven’t asked for a letter before and have no idea where to start. The good news is asking for a letter of recommendation can be very simple … Continue reading How to Get the Best Letter of Recommendation

5 Videos to Watch Over Spring Break to Remain Productive

While Spring Break is the perfect time to relax, don't forget to use this time to work on yourself!

Networking: Do you know who I think I am?

Have you ever heard of the phrase “It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know”? Sometimes this phrase applies to the job search. 75 to 95 percent of jobs are never advertised, instead candidates are plucked from the insider network.  Another applicant may be more likely to get the same job you … Continue reading Networking: Do you know who I think I am?