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Career Exploration

Explore Your Options After Graduation

Having international experiences and practiced skills in language and cross-cultural communication can set you apart from other job applicants; however, you must know how to incorporate your experience into your resume, interview, and conversations with future employers. Use the resources below and begin exploring potential careers!

What can I do with this Major?
Where are Graduates now?

First Career Steps

Know your resources

The Career & Professional Development Center has a team of friendly and professionally trained coaches that are here to help guide you in imagining what it is you want to do and to help you craft a plan to achieve those goals. 

Stop by the Career Studio 

Take career assessments, check out online resources like O*Net Online, get help with your resume, and more at the Career and Professional Development Center’s (CPDC) new Career Studio, SSB 350. 

Open Hours
Monday/Thursday, 10AM-7PM
Tu/Wed/Friday, 10AM-5PM

Register for HUM 3960      

HUM 3960: Career Compass is a two-credit course that focuses on the process of career exploration. Students will learn how to prepare resumes and cover letters; how to network, ace an interview, and much more! The class is best suited for juniors and seniors or incoming transfer students.

Join Handshake and 
search jobs & internships 

Handshake is a database for U students which contains jobs, internships and much more! 

Ways to Explore

Attend Hinckley Forums

During spring and fall semesters, the Hinckley Institute holds approximately 70 forums featuring local, national, and international political leaders and panels.

Check out post-graduation opportunities 

International and Area Studies has a collection of globally-related opportunities for recent graduates--fellowships, global internships, and much more! This can be a good way of exploring what's possible with your degree.

Create a LinkedIn Profile

Using LinkedIn is a way to keep build a network or keep in touch with your network on a professional basis. Think of it as a visual, virtual resume. Through LinkedIn, you can connect with alumni from the University of Utah, read about individuals who have your dream job, and much more. Stop by the Career Studio to develop your profile.

Join AlumniFire and find a mentor

Mentors are an excellent resources for students wanting to learn more about an industry or career field. They can provide valuable information and knowledge, as well as feedback on ways you can improve or become more competitive.


Post-Graduate Opportunities

IAS has a webpage dedicated to opportunities after graduation--including fellowships, international-specific job searches, and more!

More Information

International Career Guide

This resource includes guides for industries and sections and suggestions on subject areas!


Virtual Student Foreign Service

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is an eight-month remote internship program for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. 


Georgia Tech Career Talks

Check out this Podcast series from Georgia Tech, Listen Up! It's Career Talks--all talks discuss internationally-focused careers! 


Career & Internship Exploration Resources

Megan Randall

Megan Randall

Career Coach,
College of Humanities

350 SSB | (801) 587-8480

Book an Appointment

Ned Khatrichettri

Ned Khatrichettri

Internship Coordinator,
College of Humanities

2100 LNCO | (801) 585-5199

Online Appointments Available


Last Updated: 9/20/21