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Visit the Career Resource Center for the following reasons:

  • EXPLORING YOUR CAREER OPTIONS. 
    • Different types of career related materials and resources are available.
  • AID IN WRITING AND REVIEWING DOCUMENTS.
    • Resumes and cover letters
    • Thank you note and follow-up letters
    • Letter of intent and statement of purpose composition
  • RESOURCE SEARCHING.
    • On- and off-campus, internships, full-time and international jobs
    • Salary information
    • Company information and contact directories
    • Study guides: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, NCE, NCLEX-PN, PCAT, Praxis
    • Graduate or Study Abroad Programs
    • Money for college - scholarships, grants, and prizes
  • PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS.
    • Contact us to schedule for classes, student organizations and community events
What can we do for you?
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Alumni/ Community Members

We want you to have the best experience possible when searching for a career choice, information for a career research project, an on-campus job, or networking/interviewing with employers for an internship and eventually for a full time position. Please visit us at 202 & 203 Horace Mann if you have any questions or you would like to have your resumeè critiqued, we’re open Monday thru Friday.

RESOURCE CENTER – 202 Horace Mann

  • Peer Advisors:
    Get one-on-one assistance searching, researching, resources, and writing
  • Computer Lab:
    Open 8-4:30pm to work on any career research or documents
  • Resume’ and Cover Letters:
    Assistance writing or reviews take about 15 minutes  
  • Career Counseling:
    Meet with a counselor to help with choosing a major or a career path
  • Interview:
    Questions, attire, and tips
  • Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes:
    Sources to assist with college tuition
  • Books & Videos:
    Click to see newest related sources available
  • Company:
    Information for the on-campus recruiters that have attended Career Services events yearly
  • Directories:
    Find the job hunting contact information for your related field
  • Study Abroad Resources:
    Career Passport and current opportunities
  • Presentations and Career Services workshops

We want you to have the best experience possible when searching for a career choice, information for a career research project, an on-campus job, or networking/interviewing with employers for an internship and eventually for a full time position. Please visit us at 202 & 203 Horace Mann if you have any questions or you would like to have your resumeè critiqued, we’re open Monday thru Friday.

RESOURCE CENTER – 202 Horace Mann

  • Sophomore Drop-by:
    Get the latest information by coming on Friday, October 4, 2019 to win prizes!
  • Begin Networking:
    Information about career fairs and making connections for the future
  • Aid Searching:
    Find a part-time job related to your major, or plan for that dream internship
  • Books & Videos:
    Click to see newest related sources available
  • On-campus Recruiters:
    Making a list of the Career Fair event companies that interest you
  • Directories:
    Contact information for your specific field
  • Study Abroad:
    Learn about the international customs and opportunities available
  • Interview:
    Handouts about attire, questions, and tips or set-up mock interview
  • Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes:
    Resources to assist with college tuition
  • Peer Advisors:
    One-on-one assistance searching, researching, resources, and writing
  • Computer Lab:
    A available 8-4:30pm to work on any career application documents
  • Resume’ and Cover Letters:
    Writing or a review takes at least 15 minutes
  • Volunteer:
    Gain insight and skills by viewing the resources opportunities within your field of interest

We want you to have the best experience possible when searching for a career choice, information for a career research project, an on-campus job, or networking/interviewing with employers for an internship and eventually for a full time position. Please visit us at 202 & 203 Horace Mann if you have any questions or you would like to have your resumeè critiqued, we’re open Monday thru Friday.

RESOURCE CENTER – 202 Horace Mann

  • Join Organizations:
    Polish up your leadership skills through related activities
  • Sign-up:
    For an Etiquette dinner
  • Job Focused Resume’ and Cover Letters:
    Writing or a review takes at least 15 minutes  
  • Research:
    Find opportunities for an internship relating to your career path.    
  • Forge Connections:
    Learn about branding yourself and networking with companies within your degree.
  • Making a List:
    Of on-campus recruiters that interest you that will attended Career Services events                    
  • Interview:
    Set-up job-type specific mock interview to hone your answers to interview questions
  • Directories:
    National locations for your related field and job search
  • Study Abroad:
    Resources- international customs and opportunities available
  • Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes:
    Sources of assist with college tuition
  • Peer Advisors:
    One-on-one assistance searching, researching, resources, and writing
  • Computer Lab:
    Available 8-4:30pm to work on any career application documents
  • Career Focus:
    Watch some short film to gain additional awareness about what to do or not
  • Use: your Do What You Are assessment information to expand your job hunting strategies

We want you to have the best experience possible when searching for a career choice, information for a career research project, an on-campus job, or networking/interviewing with employers for an internship and eventually for a full time position. Please visit us at 202 & 203 Horace Mann if you have any questions we’re open Monday thru Friday.

RESOURCE CENTER – 202 Horace Mann

  • Final Preparations
  • Computer Lab:
    Open and available 8-4:30pm to work on any career application documents.
  • Get Your Resume & Cover Letter Perfected:
    Have Career Services critique you application documents. 
  • Stay Connected:
    Have your Gorillas4Hire account ready, this is essential for signing up for on-campus interviews.
  • Interviews:
    Take advantage of the hundreds of employers that actively recruit and interview PSU students
     each year – a convenient way to get your foot in the door.
  • Attend an Etiquette Dinner:
    Brush up on the latest business etiquette.
  • Brand Yourself:
    Come by and take a look at the information available to assist you in this area.    
  • Forge Connections:
    Networking with companies that employ students with your degree at Career Fairs.
  • Mock Interviews:
    Set-up job-type specific mock interview to hone your answers to interview questions.
  • Career Fairs:
    Network, distribute resumes, and gather employer information. Make a lasting impression!
  • Career Counseling
  • Resources:
    • Job search websites degree based, job hunting handouts
    • Testing Guides: GRE, GMAT, Praxis, and more
    • Graduate Program Directories
    • Internships Information
    • Company Files and directories
    • Review our job vacancy listings
    • Convenient Online Resume/Cover Letter review: jparker@pittstate.edu

Sometimes searching for a job can be a challenge. Career Services has a wealth of information about community, state, and job emphasis resources for those who need assistance.  Call or visit to inquire about career events, one-on-one support, and/or coaching that relates to your current career concerns.

  • Resume/Cover Letter writing
  • Current local, state, national opportunities
  • Employment trends or salary negotiations
  • Networking and Interviews


Resource Center Appointmentt
Career Services
202 Horace Mann
Pittsburg State University

Jeannice Parker
Sr. Administrative Assistant
620/235-4144
jparker@pittstate.edu

Resources Available in the Career Resource Center


  • Career Choices
  • Career Fairs
  • Company Information
  • Cover Letters
  • Directory Sources
  • Federal Jobs
  • Follow-Up Letters
  • Graduate School
  • Internet
  • Internship
  • Interviewing
  • Job Hunting
  • Money for College
  • Networking
  • Reference Resources
  • Resumes
  • Personal Statements
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Study Abroad
  • Testing Guides
  • Web/ E-Resources

Whether choosing a field of study, information about jobs within your major, or the steps you will need to take to succeed along your career path, the Resource Center carries more than 130 vocational guidance books.

 

Available:

One of the best advantages to attending a career fair is that you have a relax setting to cultivate a productive relationship with company representative. Drop-by and we can provide you with how to prepare and what to do.

Available:

Have an up-coming interview and need to find information on a company?


We have information on 150 companies that have attended Pittsburg State University Career Fairs in the last two years. If you are searching for the company mission/vision, the contact person’s name, address, email, or phone number we would be glad to aid you.

 

Web Resource:

  • Reference USA - a government website that is a national business contact directory

The Resource Center has Peer Advisors who will provide one-on-one assistance in the computer lab, answering questions regarding formatting, examples or what the employers are looking for within your letter.

Cover Letter Writing

 

Available for check out:

Are you looking for sources to provide the locations of companies in a specific field, classic sports market, or the names and locations of performance art orchestras, choirs, dance/theater companies? Available are reference books -to research possible job places.

 

Massive Reference Resources:

 

Web Resource:

  • Reference USA - a government website that is a national business contact directory

Federal Government Job Opportunities:

USAJOBS

Federal Government Jobs

Information on how to apply sucessfully:

Job Hunt - 7 Steps to Land a US Federal Government Job

Evaluating Your Fit with a Job's Requirements: Apply or No:

Job Hunt - Determining if You Should Apply for a Federal Job

Resume Guidance:

Homeland Security - Tips for Writing a Federal Resume

Types of Resources Available:

  • ADAR Review- Comprehensive Exam Preparation for Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)
  • America’s Top Military Careers
  • Federal Resume Guidebook
  • Find Your Federal Job Fit
  • Getting Government Job: The Civil Service Handbook
  • Guide to America’s Federal Jobs
  • How to Land Top Paying Federal Jobs

After the interview handshake, you will still have more communication with the employer. You may need to write a thank you letter, acceptance letter, request an extension on your decision, create a status inquiry letter, turn down or withdrawal letters. Here are a couple of the resources we carry for you to check out.

 

Available for check-out:

 

See more here.

Find a complete list of Pittsburg State University Graduate Programs here

Web Resource:

 

Available Resource:

  • Peterson Graduate Programs carries essential information to find the right graduate program for you.
    Accreditation and Degrees Awarded, Tuition &Fees and Financial Support, Entrance Requirements and Contact Information, and Faculty Research and Student Demographics. (six book set available)

 

Boost your branding, make new connections, attract recruiters and find your next job! Several sources are available.

 

Available for check-out:

 

Web Resources:

Jump start your career with a summer internship. Come to the Resource Center we have information available about internships and provide on-campus and off campus opportunities. If you would like to talk to a staff member about specific questions you may have, you can call 620-235-4140 and make an appointment.

 

Available for check-out:

 

See more here.

Thinking about an up-coming interview and looking to “ACE” the opportunity?

 

Resources available:

  • Books and handouts
  • How to get the interview and get hired
  • Tying a Tie
  • What to Wear
  • Tips about body language
  • Different kinds of questions and why employers ask them
  • Facebook their googling your presence
  • Types of interviews such as panel, phone, and Skype

 

Available for check-out:

 

See more here.

Need some tips for trailblazing the job jungle? Here are some of the great resources we have to help with
your job search. Look through vacancy listing called, Current Jobs in Art, Communication, Art Search, and/or International Business. Call (6220/235-4144) and make an appointment with the Resource Center for assistance with job searching and current opportunities.

Resources Available:

  • Job Hunting Handbook
  • Get the Job You Want Even When No One’s Hiring
  • The 2-Hour Job Search
  • Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
  • Best Jobs for Ex-offenders
  • Finding a Job after 50
  • How to Land a Top-Paying: Green Jobs, Automotive, Carpenters, Construction, Diesel Service, + Conservation

 

Available to check-out:

You can go beyond governmental sources and find additional money to help you pay for college.

Resources Available:

  • How to get money for College
  • Peterson’s material on scholarships, prizes, and grants
  • How to write essay that get the rewards
  • The Ultimate Scholarship Book – most current edition
  • Names of the best scholarships for the best students

 

Available for check-out:

We can provide Information about going to events and successfully networking with business representatives.
As well as: Turning a job fair experience into a job offer; Sources to aid you with creating an elevator speak
What to take with you to events; Plus knowing what to ask when meeting a recruiter for the first time.

 

Available for check-out:

How to create a reference document. Here are some guidelines and formatting instructions:

The Reference Sheet

Guidelines

The reference sheet is simply a list of people that know you well and can attest to your work ethic, capabilities, and character. They usually are past employers, professors, or other individuals that have worked with you professionally.

It is important to have a reference sheet that is current, because most company will ask you for this information when you are at an interview or submitting an online application. 

Professionally it is polite to contact the individuals that you want to list on you reference sheet and ask them if you may use them as a reference in your current job search.

Formatting

What you will need to provide:

  • You will want to use you contact information on the reference sheet as this will assist the recruiter in keeping your application documents together.
  • List your references in reverse chronological order, with the most current first.
  • We recommend that the references you list be left justified or centered on the page.
  • Provide the references person’s name, position title, company name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Print your reference sheet on the same quality paper as your resume.

Writing, reviews, handouts, and assistance with some of the questions you may have.

How-to Write a Resume

Contact us in the Career Resource Center 
8:00 am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Located in 202 Horace Mann
(620)235-4144 / jparker@pittstate.edu                 

Need a resume example for your degree and emphasis?
You can build a great resume even if you haven’t held a job before!

Could you use some tips on how to successfully get the attention of the employer?
When should you write a Curriculum Vitae rather than a business resume?
Using bullets and power verbs to focus on the skills required?     Use these Power Verbs

 

Available for check-out:

Guideline for writing a Personal Statement
Start by asking your advisor about the department’s application process and about the specific personal statement questions they want you to address. The ticket to their program and your future career plans will be by putting together your abilities and keeping the committee members interested.

To convince the reader that you are smart and professionally driven to succeed, imagine yourself in front of an admissions committee answering their questions.  While it may take some time, the following tips and guidelines will aid you with developing your statement.
 
Here are some basics and the components to remember as you create your personal statement:

Format
Be sure to follow the stated word limitation.


Introduction: The first paragraph becomes the bridge to the rest of your statement and is therefore the most important. Grab the reader’s attention


The middle paragraph provides your experiences in the profession you are choosing. It is important to use the terminology that relates to that particular field. Some of the areas that you can draw from are: work, classes, conversations, books, seminars research, on-line resources and careers goals.


Conclusion: The last paragraph should be a statement of what you would like to do after graduating from the program. Envision your options and career path you will likely pursue. Be clear, confident, honest, and professional.


Additional tips for writing a personal statements found in the Resource Center.

Here are some sources to finding out your value and the current wages for positions that you are interested in seeking.


NACE Salary Survey

PayScale Salary Negotiation Guide

 

Available for check-out:


See more here.

Maximizing the international experience not only for global awareness and adaptation, but for developing unique professional skills. Opportunities and guide books are part of what we carry.

Pittsburg State University Study Abroad

 

Available for check-out:

Many of the study guides include online tools to prepare for standardized tests. The Resource Center carries 28 up-to-date practice examination books to check out.

Available Guides:

  • Alternative Teacher Certification
  • ASWB Bachelors Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • ASWB Masters Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • CBASE Part 1 of 2
  • CBASE Part 2 of 2
  • CBASE Secrets Study Guide
  • Cirrus PRAXIS Core Study Guide
  • Cracking the LSAT
  • Kaplan DAT Prep Plus 2019-2020
  • Kaplan GMAT Premier 2016 with 6 Practice Tests
  • Kaplan GRE Premier 2016
  • Kaplan GRE Prep Plus 2019
  • Kaplan MAT Strategies, Practice & Review
  • Kaplan MAT Strategies, Practice & Review 6th Edition
  • Kaplan MCAT Biology Review 2018-2019
  • Kaplan NXLX-PN 2014-2015 Strategies, Practice & Review with Practice Test
  • Kaplan OAT 2017-2018 Strategies, Practice & Review with Practice Test
  • Kaplan PCAT Strategies, Practice & Review 2015-2016 Edition
  • Kaplan TOEFLiBT Prep Plus 2018-2019
  • MCAT 2 Full-Length Practice Tests
  • MCAT 7 Full-Length Practice Tests
  • Master the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (Panre)
  • NCE Secrets Study Guide
  • Praxis Core - Reading, Writing, Mathematics
  • TOEFL iBT Premier 2014-2015 Edition
  • TOEFL iBT Premier 2016-2017 Edition
  • Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements 2015 Matriculation
  • Veterinary Technician (National Exam) VTNE

Career Services has a wide collection of web and e-resources available for Pittsburg State University students to use.

See this page for access.

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