Career Center > Resources > Services for New & Incoming Students
Your major does not equal your career! We don't assign you a career advisor based on your major. Instead, you have the opportunity to join one or more
career communities based on your interests. Each career community offers access to an expert advisor, and a student career ambassador eager to share their experiences and insights, curated opportunities, events, resources, and more!
You can select more than one! To join a community,
log into Handshake and update your Career Interests.
Deciding to stop by the Career Center is a great first step in your first-year student Career Readiness journey. You do not need to know what you want to discuss when you make your appointment. Just schedule an appointment by
logging into Handshake.
Not sure what to talk about? Do not worry our Advisors and Peer Mentors are here to help with any of these topics and more!
To remind you, advising is a conversation. Your advisor is looking to personalize this time with you in any way that best fits your upcoming goals–even if you haven’t quite figured out your next steps. Ask questions, share important and specific details that will allow your advisor to help you find fitting opportunities, and keep in touch with your advisor, because they will be a crucial resource during your time at DePaul and beyond.
You did it! You completed you first appointment at the Career Center. Check out some additional recommended next steps:
Check out the curated list of resources from our Career Library!
Identify Your Skills
While registering for classes, consider adding one of our
2 credit career courses. These classes focus on helping you explore and prepare for the next step in your journey - and, at 2 credits each, they typically fit nicely into your tuition package. Ask your academic advisor about adding one of the following:
Build a foundation for your career by discovering your values, interests, personality, and skills all while exploring careers and majors of interests.
Create your career communications suite and set yourself up for success in networking, applying for jobs, and acing interviews.
Identify your talents and learn to build those into strengths you can leverage for career success.
Learn the skills to be strategic in your job/internship search process from organization research to best practices in negotiating offers.