The Career Center now uses the Handshake career office management platform to support Moody students in organizing their career planning activities. It is our database for posting all Moody-related internships and jobs and the student portal for career development. This online service supports the delivery of our virtual career fairs, online employer information sessions, Zoom career seminars, and virtual interviews. A Handshake App is now available in the Android and Apple iOS stores for student download.
Daily, our employer relations team sources employers and and approves Handshake job listings for students. Currently, positions tagged for Moody College majors include 1,028 internships and 2,513 full-time positions. Listings can easily be sorted by industry, location, and keyword. Students who maintain an up to date profile can take advantage of the Handshake algorithm which delivers internship and job listings tailored to their career interests.
Encourage your Moody student to maintain an up to date profile in Handshake, upload a current resume to easily apply for opportunities, and set up the Handshake search agent to quickly receive opportunities that meet their search criteria. Our career coaches are available to help your student get the most out of this service.
New career advising model at Moody College
Moody career coaches conduct up to 100 virtual career advising appointments each week now including extended evening hours. The most popular topics of discussion include discovering career possibilities, exploring internship opportunities, polishing resumes and cover letters, interview preparation and mock interviews, and job search strategy. Our career advisors focus on the Moody College professions and partner with students to provide guidance in career identification, building a search strategy, and effective interactions with employer representatives and alumni.
Career Center career advisors are now organized by Moody academic department and specialize in the industry sectors of most interest by students in their department affiliation. Encourage your Moody student to meet with their career advisor soon. Appointments are scheduled via Handshake. Here is the advisor breakdown:
• Communication & Leadership - Ladd.Flock@austin.utexas.edu
• Communication Studies - Avianne.Ernest@austin.utexas.edu
• Journalism and Media - Avianne.Ernest@austin.utexas.edu
• Advertising & Public Relations - Julie.Brewer@austin.utexas.edu
• Radio-Television-Film - Ashley.Nash@austin.utexas.edu
• Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Avianne.Ernest@austin.utexas.edu
Top Moody College Career Resources
The Career Center now hosts a variety of online career assessments and exploration tools with login access available through Handshake. Here is sampling of our newest and most popular online resources. We highlight these and additional tools in weekly newsletters and social media posts. Alert your student of these services if you believe they will benefit from the insight.
Big Interview - Virtual Mock Interview
These step-by-step video lessons and interview practice tools help Moody students strengthen their interview skills, Students choose interview question sets and their responses are recorded in a virtual interview format. Recording can be reviewed at any time and are available to Moody Career Coaches for student advising.
UT is building the worlds largest alumni network and now parents can join. As the University’s primary resource for connecting students with alumni, membership is growing every day. Students can sort members by employer, industry, location, keyword, and graduation year. Hookedin features a built-in messaging system to easily reach out to alumni for tips, advice and guidance. Parents who join should alert Virginia.Anderson@austin.utexas.edu so that you can be admitted upon registration.
Moody students have access to the class titled, Land the Perfect Job with LinkedIn. This weekly online course provides in-depth training to make the most of LinkedIn for career exploration, recruiting prep, understanding the job search process, and how to engage in networking to gain career insights.
Career Ready Guide
Moody students identify and learn what skills are needed to be career ready for hundreds of careers. Tips and advice are given to help students plan to develop new skill sets while at UT. Guidance is provided to help students confidently articulate their skills to employers.
Career Spots Videos
This resource suite of 500 career videos is spread across five student support channels. Moody students choose which videos to watch and hear from recruiters and career experts on a range of topics. The “Occupational Videos,” “Success Stories,” and “Career Ready” channels provide useful content on career exploration and planning.
Focus 2 Career Assessment
Moody students assess their work interests, personality, values, and skills to receive a comprehensive results report of occupations with details to make informed career decisions.
SparkPath Career Challenge
Moody students explore careers by directing their attention to the challenges, problems and opportunities that exist in the world. As students choose their challenges they identify potential careers to pursue in a unique and effective way.
What can I do with this major?
Students learn how to connect their Moody College major to careers. This website’s sort feature links hundreds of careers, industries, and employers that are related to your major. Students plan next steps using strategies designed to maximize career opportunities in a given career area.