UAFS has plenty of resources that can help you find where your interests or talents lie so you can decide on a major or career. Below are some resources available that can assist you in making an educated career decision.
Student/Alumni CareerLink - Log-in/Registration
Provides job outlook and salary information.
NACE Salary Calculator
Provides average salary information related to your education, employment history, and geographic location.
Student Advisement & Career Planning
Provides self assessment, career exploration and individual career planning to assist students in selecting a major and career path.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Provides information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations.
Get information on resumes, advice on interviews, tips on how to market yourself, and more.
The following resources provided by Partnership for Public Service will help you explore career options with the federal government, discover internship or employment opportunities as a student or recent graduate, and much more.
Making the Difference
Features numerous resources for finding and applying for federal jobs and internships, including tips for creating federal resumes, information on student loan repayment, resources for navigating the security clearance process, and profiles of young, dynamic federal employees.
Jobseekers can generate a username and password on this site, which will allow them to create up to five federal resumes, create email alerts for their job searches, and track the applications they have submitted.
Allows users to learn more about various federal agencies and subcomponents through its A-Z Agency Index.
Best Places to Work
Ranks agencies based on employee satisfaction, pay, benefits, development opportunities, work/life balance and more.
Office of Personnel Management
Learn more about security clearances, veterans’ preference, student loan repayment assistance and more, as well as to stay up-to-date on the latest hiring trends and reforms.
Federal Jobs by College Major
Research possible job titles based on your specific major. For more information regarding salary, location of employment, etc. view the professional career guides below.
Professional Career Guides
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As with any job, the best way to find out if the federal government is right for you is to try it out. If you are exploring the idea of federal employment, you should seriously consider doing an internship at some point during your academic pursuits. Interning gives the agency a chance to evaluate your skills and abilities, which may lead to a full-time job offer after graduation. There are 3 programs for recruiting and hiring students and recent graduates into the federal government:
1. Internship Program
This program provides students in high schools, community colleges, four-year institutions, trade schools and more with paid opportunities to work in federal agencies. While participation in this program does not guarantee an individual a federal job upon graduation, agencies may convert eligible participants to full-time employment.
2. Recent Graduates Program
This program is for recent graduates, or those individuals who have been out of school for fewer than two years. Veterans can apply for these positions within six years of receiving a degree if they have been actively serving in the military.
3. Presidential Management Fellows Program
This is the most prestigious program for recent graduates from Master’s and doctoral programs. Fellows complete a two-year fellowship that provides formal training and developmental assignments. Upon successful completion of the Program, the Fellow converts to a non-competitive permanent position within the agency.