Individualized Career Counseling
Center staff is available to meet with students to discuss career plans, from the very beginning of their La Verne experience, to graduation, and beyond. We will be happy to help with résumé and cover letter writing, mock interviews, and guide students to develop a job search strategy. We also can help students assess talents and personality traits in relation to academic and professional interests and the job market. We help students develop a personalized career action plan to find a meaningful and successful career.
Our career advisors are eager to help students learn about and explore various career paths and professions for any major. Schedule an appointment with a College of Business career advisor on Handshake for assistance with your career options.
Career Assessment Tools
Our staff can guide you through one of these assessment tools to narrow down potential areas to explore.
Résumé and Cover Letter Basics
A résumé is a document that displays skills, experiences, accomplishments and education. Most employers will take 30 seconds or less to look at a résumé. Therefore, your résumé has to make a strong impact and communicate your value within that short time frame. It should be customized to match a position.
To create and format the first draft of your résumé, use the following guide.
A cover letter introduces you and your résumé to an employer. It highlights your most important skills and accomplishments and is an opportunity to tell the employer why you are qualified for the position. It also is an opportunity to express enthusiasm / passion for the work you can do. It should be customized for each job opportunity.
To create and format the first draft of your cover letter, use the following guide.
Learn how to make a great first impression at your next interview. Explore different resources from attire suggestions, commonly asked questions, and following up after the interview.
Develop connections with like-minded fellow students, alumni, and professionals. Build profiles on two of ULV’s widely used networking platforms and start connecting today!
Students are encouraged to create a LinkedIn profile and expand their network by developing meaningful connections with like-minded professionals and alumni. The University of La Verne has several LinkedIn groups you may join to research opportunities and be a part of the conversation.
There is also a platform called Leo Connect where current undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) and graduate students can create profiles and connect with fellow Leos about jobs, events, and mentorship.
Request a Mentor
In addition to building your network, you can also request a mentor. Our mentors have strong ties to the ULV community and are here to help you succeed.
Through the COB mentoring program, you will receive guidance and support from experienced business leaders and alumni to help you progress and succeed in your professional career.
To request a mentor, please contact Paul Boychuk.
Consider joining professional associations in your field to stay updated with current events, gain access to additional resources, and explore various job boards.
Enhance your student experience at ULV by getting more involved! Joining an on-campus club is a terrific way to get involved in the community, develop lifelong friendships, and strengthen your leadership skills.
Club highlights include Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), Delta Sigma Pi, Enactus, Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, ULV Society of Accountants, and more.