Individualized Career Counseling
Please meet with Center staff to discuss your career plans, from the very beginning of your La Verne experience, to graduation, and beyond. We will be happy to help you with résumé and cover letter writing, and guide you to create your job search strategy. We can also help you assess your talents and personality traits in relation to your academic interests and the job market, and assist you in developing a personalized career action plan to find a meaningful and successful career.
Career Assessment Tools
Not sure what your interests are? Use one of the assessment tools to narrow down potential areas to explore.
Résumé and Cover Letter Basics
A résumé is a document that displays your 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.
- 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 is also an opportunity to express enthusiasm / passion for the work you can do.
- 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 may 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 CBPM 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 be involved in the community, develop lifelong friendships, and strengthen your leadership skills.