Rockwell Career Center
MBA/MSF Student Resources and Tools
Free Online Career Assessments:
- Career Assessment by Monster.com: monstergov.woofound.com/
What path should I take?
Skills + Interests + Abilities + Values = Good Career Fit
Take time to assess yourself. You will save time in the long run. Make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss results if needed.
- Federal website to research careers/job titles: www.onetonline.org
- Riley Guide: http://www.rileyguide.com
- Find alternative job titles and job descriptions as well as salaries: www.payscale.com
The Bauer Gateway
The following are some of the resources available by logging in through Bauer’s Gateway at www.hirebauer.com
- Business Journals
- OUT for Work Resource Library
- Join our LinkedIn group
- University of Houston's Business Librarian
- To find jobs, alternative job titles, detailed descriptions and salaries: www.payscale.com
The Bauer Gateway
Log in to Bauer’s Gateway for an all access pass to these resources and more - www.hirebauer.com
- Wet Feet
- The Houston Business Journal
Résumés & Cover Letters
- Entry Level: Résumé | Résumé with comments
- Alternative sections for résumé
- Graduate Level: Résumé | Résumé with comments
- Career Changer Résumé
Sample Cover Letter
- University of Houston Bauer's Rockwell Career Center
- University of Houston Bauer College of Business Alumni
- Houston Bauer MBA Alumni
- Using LinkedIn
- Ask for advice, not a job
Asking for advice rather than a job
- Self Assessment: Why are you interested in learning more?
- What values, skills and interests led you to this point?
- What interests you the most about this career?
- Type out your questions in advance
- Bring your questions and a notepad
- Make sure you mind the time on the day of the meeting. If the professional would like to continue the conversation, that is fine however, make sure he/she initiates this
- Find professionals via LinkedIn, in-person networking groups and through personal referrals
- Ask for 15-20 minutes of their time
- Explain that you are interested learning about his/her career path
- If you aren’t sure of the career path but are interested in the industry and the possibilities available, this is a good way to find out more
- NEVER ask for a job
- Dress professionally
- Arrive 10 minutes early
- Bring a copy of your resume but only present if asked
- Offer to pay for the meeting if it is coffee or a meal
- Thank the interviewer
- Ask for a business card
- Ask if he/she knows anyone else you can talk to
- Send a professionally written email thanking the professional within 24 hours of your meeting
- Self reflect-Is this the career for you? Are there questions that you wish you would have asked? If so, write them down for the next time
- Keep the professional in the loop as far as your progress goes
- Follow-up occasionally when appropriate, for example, if you have something in common and you see an article that makes you think of this person.
- Informational interviews - asking for advice rather than asking for a job
- Bauer Gateway: www.hirebauer.com
- Set up job search agents based on company name, key word, city, state, zip code, job title or any combination of these: www.indeed.com
- Join LinkedIn
- Professional Organizations: Join professional organizations related to career goals and review their job postings
- MBA Focus for jobs nation wide
The Star Interviewing Technique: Behavioral Based Interviewing
- S: Situation-What was going on?
- T: Task-What did you need to do?
- A: Action-What exactly did you do? Tell a very brief story/give a specific example.
- R: Result-What was the result
Your story should be 1 minute or less. The listener should be able to picture your example.
Please see worksheet: Behavioral Interviewing Grid
- Practice your interviewing skills via webcast while it is recorded via this link: cba.uh.interviewstream.com/home.
- Watch and critique yourself or send it to us for feedback
- Log in to user dashboard and select "Conduct Interview"
- Select appropriate interview questions
- Please note that you can record and re-record your answers to each question up to three times before the system requires you to start over.
Volunteer with the Rockwell Career Center
- Assist with resume reviews or mock interviews
- Recruit a Bauer Student (Internship or full-time jobs)
- Speak on a panel or during a workshop
- Mentor a Bauer Student
- Business Career Fairs
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Walk In Hours
|BBA & MSACCY Counseling||Mon. 3 – 4 p.m.|
|Tues. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.|
|Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.|