It’s never too early for students to start thinking about their careers. Here at the Fulton Schools we have several opportunities for students to customize their college experience to best prepare themselves for future careers.

Career Fair

Each semester students and alumni have the chance to meet with employers which recruit from the Fulton Schools. Students can look for jobs and internships, as well as volunteer and serve as employer liaisons for additional networking opportunities.

Students can find information about volunteering for career fairs through announcements in Inner Circle and can learn about becoming employer liaisons from their student org leadership and advisors.

Mark your calendars for the Fall 2019 Fulton Schools Career Fairs, September 17–19, 2019. This is an important opportunity for our students’ careers, so encourage them to attend!

Career Fair for Master’s and Doctoral Students
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

Career Fair for Undergraduate Students
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

Polytechnic Career Fair for Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral Students
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Noon–4 p.m.
Student Union (UNION) Cooley Ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]

Staff have the opportunity to volunteer and help our students have a successful career fair experience.

Faculty and staff can attend the Dean’s Employer Welcome events before each career fair day begins to network with employers and recruiters and seek out industry collaborations.

Cher Stevens and Lauren Majure

Cher Stevens and Lauren Majure

Cher Stevens and Lauren Majure are Employer Relations Coordinator Seniors. Lauren works with companies beginning with the letters A–L and Cher works with employers M–Z. They lead the fall and spring career fairs and on-campus interview days. They guide employers on effective strategies for recruiting engineering students to fill full-time and internship positions. They also support the Fulton Schools’ mission by advancing employers’ engagement opportunities and educational partnerships.

It all starts with Handshake

Encourage students to set up their Handshake profiles. Handshake is the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers. This tool includes many helpful features:

  • Personalized job and internship recommendations based on student’s major and interests
  • Scheduling appointments with peer career coaches and career advisors in-person or virtually
  • Career information and tools that support students throughout their entire time at ASU
  • An easy way to research companies that are attending various career fairs
  • Managing their applications and interviews with top organizations
  • From the Resources page, access Optimal Résumé to have résumés reviewed, GoinGlobal to find internships and jobs locally and abroad, and more.

Career Exploration Nights

A few weeks into starting their college careers, our Fulton Schools freshmen will have the opportunity to explore their futures at Career Exploration Nights, October 16 and 22, 2019. At this event, students informally speak with professionals who have the careers they want and see what they did in college to get where they are now.

Fulton Career Exploration Night – Tempe campus
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
4:30–8 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

Fulton Career Exploration Night – Polytechnic campus
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:30–7 p.m.
Student Union (UNION) Cooley Ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]

All students can learn about graphic information technology and aviation careers at these panels and mixers:

Graphic Information Technology Panel and Mixer
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Student Union (UNION) Cooley Ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]
Students are encouraged to register

Aviation Panel and Mixer
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6–8 p.m.
Student Union (UNION) Cooley Ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]
Students are encouraged to register

Joyce Donahue

Joyce Donahue

Joyce Donahue is a nationally certified career counselor and holds “Master Career Counselor” membership status in the National Career Development Association. At the Fulton School Career Center, she is responsible for all undergraduate career development, with emphasis on freshmen programming including the two Career Exploration Nights and major panels in fall. She manages the peer career coaches and writes Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week in Inner Circle.

Internships

Classes and projects offer some great experience to put on a student’s résumé. Internships and cooperative education programs give you practical work experience related to students’ majors and a strong competitive advantage. Internships are usually one summer of supervised work experience related to students’ chosen career field. Cooperative Education (co-op) is a longer-term employment commitment of a full-time summer–fall or spring–summer. These experiential learning programs help foster professional, personal and skill development, and on top of that, they’re usually paid! Experiential learning is a key element to transitioning from school-to-work. 

Career Center

Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond

The Fulton Schools Career Center is a one stop shop for everything: determining the right major for a student’s career goals, résumé and interviewing help, and networking with potential employers. They host multiple career fairs and career preparation events each semester.

Robin Hammond is the founding Director of the Fulton Schools Career Center. She is dedicated to helping students develop career-readiness skills and connect with employers offering exciting internship and career opportunities.

Betty Boza

Betty Boza

Betty Boza is a Career Development Specialist for the Fulton Schools Career Center. Her primary responsibility is assisting online, graduate and doctoral students with all aspects of career development including résumé preparation, professional network expansion, effective job search strategies and mock interviews. She writes a monthly blog for Inner Circle for Online Students.

Barbara Haney

Barbara Haney

Barbara Haney, Career Development Specialist, has brought her years of experience as an engineer and manager in multiple industries to assist students with career preparation. Her primary roles include coaching students on résumé preparation, providing mock interviews and guiding students on identification of job opportunities.

Debbi Howard, Business Relations Coordinator, coordinates all aspects of the internship and job experience for biomedical engineering students.

Anna Wales is the Business Relations Coordinator for the Polytechnic School. Her role is to secure a menu of opportunities for industry partners to connect to students on the Polytechnic campus. She hosts business partners for tours and introduces them to interact with students through internships, eProjects, career services and research opportunities. She is a passionate Sun Devil and is dedicated to student success.

Matt Eicher

Matt Eicher

Matt Eicher is Assistant Director for Student Development & Outreach. He works with civil engineering, construction engineering, construction management and environmental engineering students in areas of internships and full-time work. He also coordinates the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment career fair.

Find more information about how to get in contact with the correct resources.

Accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree programs (4+1)

Advanced degrees can give students a leg up in the job market, and the Fulton Schools provides a great opportunity for students in 20 degree programs to get accelerated bachelor’s plus master’s degree as part of the 4+1 program. It’s a cost-effective way for students to gain additional technical depth and specialization that can lead to broader career opportunities as well as preparation for doctoral studies.

To learn more about the 4+1 programs and to apply, please contact the appropriate advising department.

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