Career Development

We encourage our students to start thinking about the day after graduation as early as their first weeks in the Huntsman School. Our faculty, academic advisors, career coaches, student club advisors, and others can help you to explore career options and be prepared to take advantage of placement opportunities.

Explore careers, prepare professional documents, and become career-ready by gaining the skills employers want.

No matter what you want to study, we have what you need to succeed in an ever-changing business environment.

General information and answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

General information and answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

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The Career Action Plan (CAP) is a personal, step-by-step method to discover your career objectives. Here you will discover and explore what majors and careers align with your own interests, values, and strengths. This is an opportunity to really invest upfront on yourself to begin (or change) and develop your career success plan.
Career Action Plan

Career Action Plan

The Career Action Plan (CAP) is a personal, step-by-step method to discover your career objectives. Here you will discover and explore what majors and careers align with your own interests, values, and strengths. This is an opportunity to really invest upfront on yourself to begin (or change) and develop your career success plan.

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Connect with alumni, get career advice, job search tips and enjoy an immersive workplace experience. Engage in first-hand opportunities for meaningful careers with our Career Exploration Trips.
Career Exploration Trips

Career Exploration Trips

Connect with alumni, get career advice, job search tips and enjoy an immersive workplace experience. Engage in first-hand opportunities for meaningful careers with our Career Exploration Trips.

HSB: Career Exploration
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The Huntsman Career Expo is your opportunity to make early connections with key professionals and learn about internship and employment opportunities with 50 of the Huntsman School’s best corporate partners. Get your suit cleaned, get your resume polished and start practicing your personal elevator pitch!
Career Expo

Career Expo

The Huntsman Career Expo is your opportunity to make early connections with key professionals and learn about internship and employment opportunities with 50 of the Huntsman School’s best corporate partners. Get your suit cleaned, get your resume polished and start practicing your personal elevator pitch!

HSB: Career Ready
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You are able to navigate and explore job options, understand and take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and know how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace." Learn how to better understand and articulate these skills by completing a Career Management challenge or by articulating a significant past experience.
Career Management Competency

Career Management Competency

You are able to navigate and explore job options, understand and take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and know how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace." Learn how to better understand and articulate these skills by completing a Career Management challenge or by articulating a significant past experience.

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A case interview is a job interview technique used predominantly by management consulting firms but is growing in popularity among investment banks and tech companies. These ‘story-like’ questions (case studies/story problems) reveal creative and analytical problem-solving capabilities while under pressure.
Case Interviews

Case Interviews

A case interview is a job interview technique used predominantly by management consulting firms but is growing in popularity among investment banks and tech companies. These ‘story-like’ questions (case studies/story problems) reveal creative and analytical problem-solving capabilities while under pressure.

HSB: START Desk
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HSB: Career Preparation
A cover letter is a powerful way to demonstrate your written communication skills, and showcase information you could not explain in your resume. Though not all employers require cover letters, many still consider it essential to filter potential candidates. A customized cover letter could be the key to getting an interview.
Creating a Cover Letter

Creating a Cover Letter

A cover letter is a powerful way to demonstrate your written communication skills, and showcase information you could not explain in your resume. Though not all employers require cover letters, many still consider it essential to filter potential candidates. A customized cover letter could be the key to getting an interview.

HSB: START Desk
HSB: Career Preparation
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A resume/CV is a documented marketing tool used to demonstrate the skills and the value you bring to a company. It is crucial to effectively articulate and customize your appropriate skills to the job position. Look at the sample resumes to create a template for your own resume.
Creating a Resume

Creating a Resume

A resume/CV is a documented marketing tool used to demonstrate the skills and the value you bring to a company. It is crucial to effectively articulate and customize your appropriate skills to the job position. Look at the sample resumes to create a template for your own resume.

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HSB: START Desk
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Employers rated critical thinking/problem solving as the most important skill they seek in job candidates. Start where you are to improve this competency by completing one of the challenges to improve your Critical Thinking/Problem Solving skills. It is important to be become a critical thinker and problem solver and equally important to know how to articulate this skill to employers.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Competency

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Competency

Employers rated critical thinking/problem solving as the most important skill they seek in job candidates. Start where you are to improve this competency by completing one of the challenges to improve your Critical Thinking/Problem Solving skills. It is important to be become a critical thinker and problem solver and equally important to know how to articulate this skill to employers.

HSB: Career Ready
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Whether you naturally gravitate toward technology or fall more into the category of being a "late adopter" of technology, learn how technology is affecting your desired industry and career and how you can use it to leverage your professional opportunities by completing one of these challenges.
Digital Technology Competency

Digital Technology Competency

Whether you naturally gravitate toward technology or fall more into the category of being a "late adopter" of technology, learn how technology is affecting your desired industry and career and how you can use it to leverage your professional opportunities by completing one of these challenges.

HSB: Career Development
HSB: START Desk
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An elevator pitch is a sales pitch or brief persuasive speech that conveys who you are and is used to spark interest in you. Typically, about 1-3 sentence statement which communicates why you are someone worth hiring. It should be about 20-30 seconds in length.
Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a sales pitch or brief persuasive speech that conveys who you are and is used to spark interest in you. Typically, about 1-3 sentence statement which communicates why you are someone worth hiring. It should be about 20-30 seconds in length.

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HSB: Career Exploration
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Fridays at the Huntsman School are dedicated to accelerating careers, whether through workshops on resume writing and interview prep, or listening to professionals from different industries discuss career opportunities, or the chance to rub elbows with executives through our unique Leadership Forum series.
Focused Fridays

Focused Fridays

Fridays at the Huntsman School are dedicated to accelerating careers, whether through workshops on resume writing and interview prep, or listening to professionals from different industries discuss career opportunities, or the chance to rub elbows with executives through our unique Leadership Forum series.

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This competency is defined as the ability to "demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and respectful interaction with all people along with an appreciation of individuals’ differences." Although your colleagues will have varying opinions, improving in this competency will allow you to navigate these differences in a respectful way, creating an inclusive workplace.
Global/Intercultural Fluency Competency

Global/Intercultural Fluency Competency

This competency is defined as the ability to "demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and respectful interaction with all people along with an appreciation of individuals’ differences." Although your colleagues will have varying opinions, improving in this competency will allow you to navigate these differences in a respectful way, creating an inclusive workplace.

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Schedule an appointment with a career coach to solidify your professional goals, make a plan for college and beyond, and discover unique, personal career opportunities. Schedule your appointment today!
How do I Meet With a Career Coach?

How do I Meet With a Career Coach?

Schedule an appointment with a career coach to solidify your professional goals, make a plan for college and beyond, and discover unique, personal career opportunities. Schedule your appointment today!

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An informational interview is when a person investigates a job, career, and/or position by having a conversation with someone connected to the industry in question. Interviews might be done after cold contacting. This informal interview will usually include advice about the work life, industry trends, career exploration, and even hiring culture.
Informational Interviews

Informational Interviews

An informational interview is when a person investigates a job, career, and/or position by having a conversation with someone connected to the industry in question. Interviews might be done after cold contacting. This informal interview will usually include advice about the work life, industry trends, career exploration, and even hiring culture.

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HSB: Career Preparation
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There are different types of interviews, and every interview will be unique to the company giving it. Being prepared for a job interview can be stressful. From analyzing STAR situations to common interview questions, we will give you tips on what to do before, during, and after an interview.
Interview Advice

Interview Advice

There are different types of interviews, and every interview will be unique to the company giving it. Being prepared for a job interview can be stressful. From analyzing STAR situations to common interview questions, we will give you tips on what to do before, during, and after an interview.

HSB: Career Engagement
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Congratulations, you have a job offer, but now you need to negotiate some of the terms. Professor Merideth Thompson has the following tips for you.
Job Negotiations

Job Negotiations

Congratulations, you have a job offer, but now you need to negotiate some of the terms. Professor Merideth Thompson has the following tips for you.

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The 21st century brings a variety of ways to search for jobs. From online social media accounts, Career Exploration Trips, Focused Fridays, club involvement, the Career Expo’s, and more, we will give you the latest tips and methods of finding the right job for you.
Job Search Strategies

Job Search Strategies

The 21st century brings a variety of ways to search for jobs. From online social media accounts, Career Exploration Trips, Focused Fridays, club involvement, the Career Expo’s, and more, we will give you the latest tips and methods of finding the right job for you.

HSB: Career Ready
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HSB: START Desk
Many companies now use "behavioral interviewing", a technique in which the applicant is asked to describe past behavior in order to determine whether a candidate is fit for a particular position. Many of these behavioral interviewing based questions are ultimately getting at one of the eight career readiness competencies such as leadership. These challenges will help you reflect on and articulate
Leadership Competency

Leadership Competency

Many companies now use "behavioral interviewing", a technique in which the applicant is asked to describe past behavior in order to determine whether a candidate is fit for a particular position. Many of these behavioral interviewing based questions are ultimately getting at one of the eight career readiness competencies such as leadership. These challenges will help you reflect on and articulate

HSB: Career Engagement
HSB: START Desk
HSB: Career Development
Networking is the process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts to make connections. A lot of emphasis is put on networking - it is consistently listed as one of the most important ways to get a job.
Networking

Networking

Networking is the process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts to make connections. A lot of emphasis is put on networking - it is consistently listed as one of the most important ways to get a job.

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Strong communication skills are consistently in high demand in the workplace. Oral and written communication skills are essential to navigating team dynamics and projects, solving problems, managing your career, and more. This highly-sought after skill is defined as the "ability to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the
Oral/Written Communication Competency

Oral/Written Communication Competency

Strong communication skills are consistently in high demand in the workplace. Oral and written communication skills are essential to navigating team dynamics and projects, solving problems, managing your career, and more. This highly-sought after skill is defined as the "ability to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the

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Graduate school is a part of many business students’ career path. Applying to graduate school can be as intensive as applying for a job. If your graduate program requires a college placement test (GRE, MAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT.), you will need the resources to prepare yourself.
Prepare for Graduate School

Prepare for Graduate School

Graduate school is a part of many business students’ career path. Applying to graduate school can be as intensive as applying for a job. If your graduate program requires a college placement test (GRE, MAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT.), you will need the resources to prepare yourself.

HSB: Career Ready
HSB: Career Development
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Your non-verbal communication, task management, punctuality and other work habits can impact your career long term and has a significant impact on your professional work image. The mission of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is to "develop leaders of distinction in commerce and public affairs." Among other factors, our students will be identified by their strong commitment to ethical leaders
Professionalism/Work Ethic Competency

Professionalism/Work Ethic Competency

Your non-verbal communication, task management, punctuality and other work habits can impact your career long term and has a significant impact on your professional work image. The mission of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is to "develop leaders of distinction in commerce and public affairs." Among other factors, our students will be identified by their strong commitment to ethical leaders...

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HSB: Career Preparation
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Most employers require a list of references as part of their job application or hiring process. We will walk you through the process of building your list of professional contacts, reaching out to them, and creating a document to submit to potential employers.
References

References

Most employers require a list of references as part of their job application or hiring process. We will walk you through the process of building your list of professional contacts, reaching out to them, and creating a document to submit to potential employers.

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The S.T.A.R. (situation, task, action, result) response method is a popular and successful way to answer questions in an interview when asked about your personal experience. Most employers seek specific behaviors in the candidates they interview, and following STAR, you will clearly communicate your own behavior.
STAR Response Method

STAR Response Method

The S.T.A.R. (situation, task, action, result) response method is a popular and successful way to answer questions in an interview when asked about your personal experience. Most employers seek specific behaviors in the candidates they interview, and following STAR, you will clearly communicate your own behavior.

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We have 3 samples of a cover letter to provide you with examples of what industry leaders are expecting from applicants. Seeing a sample cover letter will guide your efforts when creating your own. Cover letters and resumes are generally sent together.
Sample Cover Letters

Sample Cover Letters

We have 3 samples of a cover letter to provide you with examples of what industry leaders are expecting from applicants. Seeing a sample cover letter will guide your efforts when creating your own. Cover letters and resumes are generally sent together.

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Though every interview will be different, it is wise to have responses and answers ready for a variety of possible questions. We have provided some generic, yet plausible, questions you could be asked. These are Behavior Interview questions, in which a STAR response would need to be prepared and practiced.
Sample Interview Questions

Sample Interview Questions

Though every interview will be different, it is wise to have responses and answers ready for a variety of possible questions. We have provided some generic, yet plausible, questions you could be asked. These are Behavior Interview questions, in which a STAR response would need to be prepared and practiced.

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We have samples of 12 resumes/CVs (curriculum vitae) across multiple majors to give you a visual illustration of what industry leaders are expecting from applicants. Seeing an example of a resume will guide your own efforts in creating your own.
Sample Resumes

Sample Resumes

We have samples of 12 resumes/CVs (curriculum vitae) across multiple majors to give you a visual illustration of what industry leaders are expecting from applicants. Seeing an example of a resume will guide your own efforts in creating your own.

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Resumes/CVs (curriculum vitae) have defined areas of content, such as contact, education, experience, and so forth. Each will be formatted according to the organization or job you are applying for. We have an overview of each section for your information as you create your own resume.
Sections of a Resume

Sections of a Resume

Resumes/CVs (curriculum vitae) have defined areas of content, such as contact, education, experience, and so forth. Each will be formatted according to the organization or job you are applying for. We have an overview of each section for your information as you create your own resume.

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The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has gathered the top competencies that employers want to see in their employees. The Career Readiness Opportunity is a systematic way for you to develop and articulate these skills so you can successfully transition to the workplace.
Skills Employers Want: Career Readiness Opportunities

Skills Employers Want: Career Readiness Opportunities

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has gathered the top competencies that employers want to see in their employees. The Career Readiness Opportunity is a systematic way for you to develop and articulate these skills so you can successfully transition to the workplace.

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Those dreaded group projects do not end when you are awarded your diploma, which is arguably something to look forward to! You can learn a great deal from working with others in teams and other collaborative settings. So put that group project to work in strengthening this competency or select another challenge in its place.
Teamwork/Collaboration Competency

Teamwork/Collaboration Competency

Those dreaded group projects do not end when you are awarded your diploma, which is arguably something to look forward to! You can learn a great deal from working with others in teams and other collaborative settings. So put that group project to work in strengthening this competency or select another challenge in its place.

HSB: Career Development
HSB: START Desk
Though every interview will be different and personal, it is wise to have answers ready for a variety of possible questions. We have provided some generic, yet plausible, questions you could be asked. These are Behavior Interview questions, in which a STAR response (based on previous history and experiences) would need to be prepared and practiced.
Telling Your Story

Telling Your Story

Though every interview will be different and personal, it is wise to have answers ready for a variety of possible questions. We have provided some generic, yet plausible, questions you could be asked. These are Behavior Interview questions, in which a STAR response (based on previous history and experiences) would need to be prepared and practiced.

HSB: Career Engagement
HSB: START Desk
HSB: Career Development
Following up an interview with a Thank You note or email is a crucial component of landing a job. Though there is mixed opinion whether you need a physical note or just an electronic email; 86% of employers said the absence of a note/response shows a lack of follow-through.
Thank You Notes and Emails

Thank You Notes and Emails

Following up an interview with a Thank You note or email is a crucial component of landing a job. Though there is mixed opinion whether you need a physical note or just an electronic email; 86% of employers said the absence of a note/response shows a lack of follow-through.