Overview of Services
Career advising is a one-on-one process that emphasizes assessment of self; exploration of options through co-ops, internships and other experiences; and learning job-search skills.
Selecting a major/career path based upon your skills, interests, and values is the foundation for both an effective job search and building a successful career. Topics of discussion may include:
- Career assessments to clarify major/career options
- Exploration and evaluation of options
- Resume/cover letter critique
- Interview skills
- Job and co-op search strategies
- Graduate school selection
Please call our office at 859-572-5680 for an appointment. Walk-in career advising times are also offered Monday through Thursday for brief questions and resume critiques. Walk-in times are limited to 15 minutes. See the student home page for exact walk-in times or call the office.
Career Services maintains a Career Library that contains information on a wide variety of career fields and employers. Among the resources available are books and printed material concerning:
- various occupational options
- industrial outlooks
- job-search strategies
- resume writing and interviewing
- co-ops and internships
- graduate and professional schools
In addition, the Career Services lobby has two computer workstations so you can easily access Internet resources or create a resume. You are welcome to use the Career Library anytime the office is open. No appointment is necessary.
Career Services sponsors a series of workshops pertaining to various aspects of the career development and job-search process. These workshops are repeated throughout the academic year as well as presented to individual classes by invitation of NKU faculty. See the programs/events link on the left for dates/times. Topics include:
- Career Assessment
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- Interviewing Techniques
- Job-Search Success
- Co-op Search Strategies
- Planning for Graduate School
- Nonprofit Careers
- Government Careers
- Social Media and Your Job Search
Attendance is strongly recommended, but you are also welcome to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor for personalized assistance.
Approximately 350 employers visit campus annually during the fall and spring semesters to recruit graduating students for entry-level positions and/or identify co-op and intern candidates. Employers attend career fairs, host information sessions, and staff information tables. Many employers also hold interviews on campus within the Career Services.
You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities since employers are on campus specifically seeking NKU students! See the HireNKU link on the left to log into HireNKU and obtain information on upcoming employer visits.
To assist you in preparing for interviews, Career Services provides an ongoing mock interview service. One-hour appointments can be arranged by calling 859-572-5680. These practice interviews will provide you with helpful insights on how to improve your interviewing skills and become more comfortable with the interviewing process.
In addition, Career Services sponsors a special Mock Interview Day in the fall. Local employers volunteer their time to interview, evaluate, and provide helpful advice to NKU students. Watch for announcements concerning this event. Students sign up via Norse Recruiting up until one week prior to the event.
Visit our interviewing preparation page for additional interviewing services and information.