Search Area
  • Meet with your career advisor and explore today!
  • Check out our walk-in hours!
  • DocDrop
    Need a quick resume critique?
  • InterviewStream
    Practice your interviewing skills!
  • Lightning CareerLink
    Student & Employer Database Coming Soon!

Services and Resources

Below are the services and resources for currently enrolled students.  From a simple resume critique to in-depth career development, the Career Center is here to assist you.

Individual Career Advising

Our career advisors are available to work one-on-one with you to provide you with the necessary resources as you create your career plan and develop and implement your job search strategy. Advisors also assist with career decision making and provide interviewing assistance, resume and cover letter feedback, and graduate school application preparation as needed. Find out who your career advisor is here.

Lightning CareerLink

Our new career database is coming soon.

Lightning JobSource Terms of Service

Job Fraud Protection Tips


OCR Program

Our On-campus Recruitment Program enables you to interact face to face with employers. On-campus recruitment is conducted throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters. Visit briefly with employer recruiters to discuss opportunities available within their organization. View our calendar to see which employers are visiting campus.

Resume and Cover Letter Guides

These guides provide valuable instruction on creating the quality resumes and cover letters necessary in an internship or job search. Read all pages and review examples before creating draft copies. Critiques of drafts are made through our Document Drop program.

Document Drop

Drop off a resume or cover letter in KUC 328 and receive a written critique. Can't make it to campus? Submit your documents to us via email, and we will return a critique to you electronically: Send to and include the following in the body of the email:

  • How will the resume be used: Seeking a part-time job? Full-time? Internship? Class assignment?
  • If for an internship/full-time employment, what field, industry or career cluster are you targeting?
  • What is your classification (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.)?

Resumes and cover letters should be written and reviewed before starting the actual job search and application process. Several drafts may be needed before documents are ready to use. Our goal is to return resumes and cover letters within two business days so students do not have to make an appointment with a Career Cluster Advisor. At certain times of the year, it may take a day or two longer to get documents critiqued. Please allow us two business days to look over your documents. Start the process early!

 Please send your resume to us as a Word document.

Career Fairs

The Career Center helps run several fairs throughout the year. If you are looking for a job, internship, or co-op position, career fairs are great for connecting active employers with potential employees. 

Career Clusters

Career Clusters are a group of similar occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Career clusters may be divided into several pathways and can be used to help students focus educational plans to obtain the necessary knowledge, competencies, and training for success in a particular career pathway. Click a cluster to see pathways, sample careers, and knowledge and skills necessary for each.

Candid Career Videos

Candid Career videos are a fun and efficient way to explore careers similar in nature to YouTube. Discover career fields you did not even know existed and learn what it takes to get there. Save your favorites to help guide your college and/or career discussions with your parents and/or school educators. Use the advice to further educate yourself on your favorite careers, complete prerequisites, and pursue internships and job openings. Begin exploring today!


The CareerShift search tool returns results from every career site and job board. Save and organize relevant jobs that meet your search criteria, whether you search by job title, company name, keywords, or location. You can also get up-to-date contact information, including e-mail addresses, for millions of companies; access in-depth information about contacts and companies posting jobs; and record, save and store your correspondence history records automatically. Click here to log-in using your MT email and password.


InterviewStream provides you with the opportunity to participate in a practice interview and to see and hear yourself online. Using a webcam, you will be able to simulate job interviews by responding to pre-recorded interview questions and practice both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Find out more and log-in here.

Walk In Hours

The Walk-in Advising Hours are intended for quick questions, such as a second resume/cover letter critique, how to use our services, or Lightning JobSource, InterviewStream, or CareerShift account inquiries.

Walk In Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
KUC 328

Request a Presentation

Career center staff are available to present to classes, student organizations, and for other programs on campus. Presentation topics usually include an overview of services for UNIV1010, interviewing skills, resume writing, networking, and the proactive job search. Submit a presentation request here.

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