I need a resumé. Where do I start?

There are several tools you can use to build your resumé. First, you can view samples and build your resumé using one of the templates provided for free in Optimal Résumé. Also, you can samples of resumés and tips on creating your document on our Career Center Guide.

What is Handshake?

Handshake is the hub for all job and internship postings, on-campus interview schedules and career-related events. As a current student of Abilene Christian University, you have been pre-registered for this service at no cost to you. If you have not already accessed the new system, follow the instructions at this link to access your account.

What is a cover letter and is it required?

A cover letter should always accompany your résumé. The purpose of a cover letter is to introduce you and your résumé to potential employers. You can find samples and tools to create your cover letter in our Career Center Guide.

How do I look for jobs or internships?

To start, search for jobs or internships in your Handshake account. You can also search for jobs or internships using LinkedIn. For further tips visit the internships and job search strategies section (p. 26-27) of our Career Center Guide.

How do I prepare for an interview?

Begin by researching the organization prior to the interview. Make an appointment with the Career Center team for a mock interview to prepare you and receive feedback on your interviewing skills. Practice interviewing using our video interview program, Interview Stream. Our Career Center Guide also provides interview prep tips and sample interview questions on pages 28-37.

How do I prepare for a career fair?

First and foremost, dress for success! It is important that you put your best foot forward and make a professional first impression. Be confident and communicate clearly. Bring copies of your résumé printed on professional résumé paper to distribute to potential employers when asked.

What should I wear to an interview or career fair?

It is always best to wear professional dress, even if the employer has a casual dress code. If you want to be taken seriously, then dress to be taken seriously.

How do I choose a career?

ACU provides resources to help you navigate the process of choosing a major and a career for after graduation. Start the journey by taking the Sokanu career assessment that helps you learn more about your interests and how to select a career that is the right fit for you.

How do I find an on-campus job?

For a job on campus, visit the HR Student Employment site to view all current student employment opportunities.

How do I make an appointment with the Career Center?

Visit the home page of our website and schedule an appointment. 

The employer asked for my unofficial transcript. How do I get it and send it to them?

To save your unofficial transcript as a pdf,  follow these steps:

●      Log in to myACU and select Banner
●      Select Student Financial Aid
●      Select Student Records
●      Select Academic Transcript.
●      Select Submit
●      On the top of the page select File, then Select Print
●      On the bottom left select PDF
●      Then select “Save as PDF”

Where is the Career Center?

The ACU Career Center is located in the Center for Careers & Experiential Learning in the ACU