Resources

Do you remember completing a questionnaire before you started your first year at Valpo about your Strengths?  It is called the Clifton StrengthsFinder. You answered a series of questions about your preferred way of doing things focused on your innate abilities.  The results of this questionnaire identified your Top 5 Signature Talents.  Now it is time to go back and read through your results, watch the video for each talent, and make an appointment with a Center for Career and Professional Development advisor to create a plan to develop and grow your talents into Strengths! https://valpo.gallup.com/signin/default.aspx

How to log into your Valpo PathwayU account:

  • Go to the PathwayU login page, then use your Valpo username and password to log in
  • Once you are logged in, click “start assessment” or go to “assessment” at the top to complete the four assessments

How will PathwayU help you?

  • Explore your identity as it relates to potential fields and careers of interest
  • Predict the level of fit between your answers and career paths based on personal attributes and characteristics
  • Connect you to potential career options, in-depth career information, and internships/jobs
  • Make more informed career decisions that will support personal and professional growth

What to do after you take the assessment:

  • After each of the assessments are completed (Interests, Values, Personality, and Workplace Preferences), read the reflection questions, which will help you think through your results.
  • You can explore career matches and dig even deeper looking at programs, knowledge, skills, and abilities. As you explore career matches by subject area, use the filters to narrow down your search. We encourage you to use the worksheets included in the tool to help you understand your results.
  • You may also click on “Set Up Appointment” to make an appointment with a career counselor or advisor. They can review your results with you, and provide you with additional clarity on your career exploration and decision making.
  • You can retake any of the assessments at any time if you feel like the results do not match with who you are. We also encourage you to come back to this assessment over the years and retake it as needed to see how you have changed over time.

What Can I Do With A Major In…?
Learn about the typical career paths for students with your major and the types of employers that hire graduates with your major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate by articulating the value of your major.

Candid Career – Watch career profile videos to explore industries & occupations

Vault/Firsthand – Provides in-depth intelligence on hundreds of industries, occupations and careers. Includes videos of working professionals. Vault’s company rankings, ratings and reviews are verified through surveys of active employees and enrolled students.

 

Candid Career – Watch career profile videos to explore industries & occupations

Vault/Firsthand – Provides in-depth intelligence on hundreds of industries, occupations and careers. Includes videos of working professionals. Vault’s company rankings, ratings and reviews are verified through surveys of active employees and enrolled students.

Career Center Events Calendar

 

 

 

LinkedIn – Alumni Tool can be used to harness the power of your Valpo network. LinkedIn is also a large database of jobs & internships.

 

 

 

LinkedIn Learning – Enhance Your Skills With Over 16K+ Expert-Led, Online Video Tutorials – Start Now!
Click the Sign In button at the top.
Click “Sign in with your organization account.”
Enter your Valpo email address and then enter your ValpoNet password and click Sign In.

Resume Guide

 

 

 

Cover Letter Guide

 

 

 

Big Interview – an interview training website that offers Valpo students information on anticipating and answering interview questions, correcting body language, and numerous other skills important to the interviewing process.

 

 

 

Job/Internship Search Checklist

 

 

 

Looking for employment on campus? Click here!

Handshake – Valpo’s internship & job search database; apply for jobs, internships, fellowship opportunities, etc.

Also on Handshake:

  • Make an appointment with an advisor
  • RSVP for events & fairs
  • Sign up for interviews
  • Upload resumes & cover letters
  • Review employers

Ascend – Get assistance in finding internships in Indiana.

 

 

 

Work and Learn Indiana – allows you to search for internships in a variety of fields and industries throughout Indiana. Search for internships by region and type, post your resume and find your match — it’s that easy. And it’s FREE!

Parker Dewey – Paid micro-internships

 

 

 

USAJobs – allows you to search and apply for federal jobs. Learn about unique hiring paths for veterans, students and graduates, individuals with a disability, and more!

 

ARTSEARCH® publishes job openings for the professional performing arts field.

 

 

Valpo Chamber – Current job openings in and around Valparaiso, Indiana.

 

 

 

My Visa Jobs – Country-specific career and employment resources