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ca·reer /ˈriɚ/ noun a profession for which one trains and which is undertaken as a permanent calling <a career in medicine> <a career diplomat>

Job noun \jōb\ a position at which one regularly works for pay Merriam-Webster.com. 2011. http://www.merriam-webster.com (15 July 2011).




       Without knowing who you are as a unique individual, you cannot express the value that you provide in the world of work.

Career Services offers sites to learn more about what you offer to employers.


Self Discovery

The following sites provide useful information to explore careers and enhance self-awareness.



Career Cruising

Mapping your Future

Pursue the Passion

ASVAB Career Exploration

Ace the ASVAB

Myers & Briggs Personality Type

Employment Tests

Princeton Career Quiz

Keirsey Temperament Zone

America’s Career InfoNet Career Videos



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Volunteer Match

Do Something





Sample Documents: Cover Letters, Resumés, Interview Thank You Letters, And Other Related Documents





Job Search strategy

What is Job Search Communications:

1.     This is an excellent site with a resume tutorial Resume Tutorials for All Job-Seekers (BOOKMARK).

2.     Understanding transferable skills Transferable Job Skills -- a Vital Job-Search Technique

3.      Within the same site are tips in building a quality resume Resume and CV Resources and Tools for Job-Seekers


Sample Resumés For Industrial Trades:

·       High School Resume

·       Construction Labor

·       Heavy Equipment Operator


Sample Resumés For Business And Accounting Majors:

·       Clerk I Resume

·       Administrative Assistant

·       Customer Service (Entry Level)

Sample Resumés For Education Majors:

·       Resume Advice for all Education Majors

·       Elementary Education (chronicle Format)

·       Elementary Education (functional format)

·       Curriculum Vitae Samples


Sample Resumés For Medical Majors:

·       Variety of Sample Resumes for any Field


Cover Letters:

·       Advice on Cover Letter Building

·       Construction Cover Letter

·       Business Cover Letter

·       Entry Level Cover Letter

·       Teacher Cover Letter


Thank You Letters:

·       Thank you Letter Resources

·       Sample Thank you Letters

·       Interview Thank You Letter (general)


Other Related Documents:

·       Career Prep 101

·       Types of job interviews

·       Sample Interview Questions

·       How to Dress for an Interview

·       Dress for Success

·       Power Words

·       List of possible computer skills

·       Resume Writing Guide

·       Objective Writing Guide

·       Great Video resources






An effective job search strategy requires preparation and research.  The sites listed below can provide needed information.



Job Search Research


      Job Seeker Tools



An internship experience will enhance any resume and give the student a distinct advantage in his or her job search


Environmental Career Organization

Environment related sites. Also allows students to apply for ECO's paid internship program.



Search by keyword and location. Register for their “Risk-free” 72 hour trial to view job details.



Search by industry/field, employer, position, and/or location.



Search by internship and/or employer type and location.


Rising Star Internships

Search according to sector or field of study. Employers can search for interns online. You can also post your resume here for a small fee.


The Presidential Management Fellows Program

The purpose of this program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.


The Washington Center for Internships

Since 1975, the Washington Center has provided over 24,000 students with internship experience in Washington, D.C. The Center promotes future leadership for the public, private and nonprofit sectors.


Walt Disney World College Program - Orlando, Florida

This is a paid internship experience for any college student across the United States and Puerto Rico. To be considered you must be a student in good standing (2.0 GPA or higher) and have completed at least one semester of university work. All majors are considered.




Networking is establishing relationships and communicating with people as sources of information and referrals. Career experts believe that 60% to 80% of jobs are found by networking.



Look for resources in the affiliations that you currently have peers in hobbies/interests, friends/relatives, neighborhood, community, religious organizations, and professional associations.

Linked in Professional Social Networking

Phoenix Networking Events

Arizona Department of Veteran Services

Maricopa Networking Job Club

Online Community for Professionals with Disabilities




Listed below are general sources for colleges, admissions tests, and other continuing education.

Continuing education




What Can I Do With a Major In…

Schools in the USA

Teach for America


Financial Aid & Scholarships

·       FAFSA Online

·       Debt Free College Degree

·       Grand Canyon University Tuition, Financing & Scholarships

·       Native American Scholarship Booklet




Learning Strategies for Success


Virtual Field Trips

Study Skills

Study Tips

Create a Study Space

Learning Styles

A Guide to Learning Styles

Test Taking Strategies

More Test Taking Strategies

A Research Guide for Students

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Favorite Citation Sites

Merriam-Webster On-line Language Center




     Thank you for a wonderful journey! Your self-learning starts from here!

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end."
--Ursula K. LeGuin


Updated  10/22/18

Email Address: cindy.barnes@my.gcu.edu
Phone Number: (480) 685-0116
Postal Address: Grand Canyon University