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The Office of Personal Career Development provides year-round assistance to UD students and alumni. Please see resources below to help you build your professional experience during the semester break.

Questions? Email career@udallas.edu.

Develop an action plan for semester break 

Upskill

 SKILL BUILDING

  • InsideSherpa: Build experience and skills with company-backed Virtual Work Experience Programs.

  • Wall Street Prep: Provides some free (and some with a fee) resources for financial modeling and technical interview prep.

  • WSJ Money: Students can use this resource to find personal finance and money management information and submit money questions of their own. 

  • The Cambridge Consultant: Free case interview prep for consulting and blog about what it is like to be a consultant.

FREE ONLINE COURSES

  • Microsoft 365 Training: Learn how to navigate any Microsoft products including Excel Skills (basic and advanced).
  • LinkedIn Learning: Online library of training videos featuring the latest software, creative, and business skills. 
  • Hubspot Academy: Learn about different forms of marketing from social media to sales. 
  • Coursera: Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies.
  • EdX: Access 2500+ online courses from 140 top institutions.
  • Udacity: Offers around 200 courses that are completely free (but do not offer a certificate). In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Udacity is offering everyone one month free.
  • CodeAcademy: Learn to code with interactive lessons & daily practice.
  • Khan Academy: Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

Network

Build and use your network during this time. Building connections will provide you an invaluable opportunity to develop and prepare for your career goals. Ask your immediate network if they know of anything available or could they help you out in any way. More often than not, you find your internships through someone you know.  

We also released a networking workshop to help with how to format your emails and messages to contacts.

Explore

Focus2

Take Focus 2 - a major and career matching quiz - for a list of job titles that might interest you.

First Time Users      

Returning Users

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Username: UD email address

Access Code: Groundhog

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What Can I Do With This Major?

WCIDWTM is a website that allows you to explore different majors, typical career areas associated with each major, and info about employers that typically hire in each field.

OPCD Major & Career Exploration Guide

We developed this guide specifically for UD students to guide you through major and career discernment. Learn quick and easy steps you can take today toward choosing a major or career path. 

Additional Career Exploration Resources

Prepare

CAREER WORKSHOP VIDEOS

QUICK CAREER TIP VIDEOS 

CAREER GUIDES

RESUME RESOURCES

Your resume is often the only picture a recruiter has of you, your abilities, and your accomplishments. Recruiters typically spend 20 seconds or less scanning a resume.  Find more information about resumes, cover letters, and interviews here

Access OPCD resume samples and templates (must be logged into your UD email address to access).

HANDSHAKE (UD ONLINE JOB BOARD) 

RESOURCES FOR REMOTE JOB & INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Handshake is just one tool in your toolbox. We also recommend looking into other internship boards. Some include,

  • LinkedIn Job Board - Research openings, salaries, and employer contacts 
  • Glassdoor.com - Research company profiles, reviews, and salaries in addition to postings
  • Indeed.com - One search, all jobs
  • WSJ Jobs -  A place for students and career center staff to discover the latest information on business and careers. Students can find valuable information on how to best present themselves as they enter the labor market and ask WSJ reporters specific career questions.
  • Covintern: Students can get connected with remote internships at top startups and companies.
  • Internfromhome.com: Virtual internships and jobs.
  • Notion.so: Remote mentorship, internships, jobs, and community for students.
  • iX Remote: Offers students a way to learn industry-relevant skills, gain work experience and improve their career prospects. 
  • Weworkremotely: Job board advertising full and part time remote work.
  • Remote.co: Search remote positions by industry, learn more about remote work through articles and blogs, and have questions answered by leading remote companies and virtual teams.

Find a list of more internship boards here.

Volunteer

Are you staying in the DFW area for the holidays?

Volunteer with Catholic Charities of Dallas. Sign up here.

Questions? Email Kelsey Stanley at kstanley@ccdallas.org

Location + Event

Date + Times

Description

Thanksgiving Food Distribution Brady Senior Center (2843 Lapsley St.)

November 25,9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Volunteers will help prepare and deliver curbside turkey dinners for seniors to prepare at home.

Christmas Food Distribution Brady Senior Center (2843 Lapsley St.)

December 16th 9:00 AM-2:30PM

Volunteers will help prepare and deliver curbside Christmas dinners for seniors to prepare at home.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Food Pantry (2517 Anson Rd., Dallas, TX 75235)

Weekly: Monday & Thursday from 9:30 AM-11:30AM

 

Volunteers will help in our food pantries by putting boxes in food in peoples trunks.

Marillac  Food Pantry (2843 Lapsley St.)

Weekly: Tuesday and Friday from 8:30-11:15 or 11:00-1:15

 

Jan Pruitt Community Pantry (123 Alexander Ave.)

Weekly: Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30-11:15 or 11:15-1:30

Friday: 1:00-3:15 or 3:15-5:15

Saturday 9:00-1:15

 

DIGITAL VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer to work on a political campaign: Sign up on the campaign’s website (local, state, national). Many roles and responsibilities can be done virtually.

  • Tech for Campaigns: Matches volunteers to political campaigns in need of technical support based on the volunteer's technology skills.

  • Catchafire: Short and long-term projects, similar to micro-internships, specifically for non-profits.
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteers: Digital Volunteers can now take on important assignments to expand access to the Smithsonian's massive collections, and can participate in a variety of research programs. Some roles require special knowledge or skill, but many do not.
  • Amnesty International Decoders: Global network of digital volunteers helping to research and expose human rights violations.
  • Translators without Borders: Translators without Borders depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but also to help us run the organization. We work with volunteers who have all kinds of great skills – and many learn new skills that they can use in their jobs.
  • Zooniverse: Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. The main ways of volunteering with us are helping us with classifications on data, being a beta tester on projects we've yet to launch, and being a moderator for a project.
  • Crisis Text Line: Free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who are trained and work remotely—anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection works.
  • Project Gutenberg: Library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Volunteers work to digitized and diligently proofread eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
  • Service learning opportunities by subject area: Example subject areas are Africana studies, astronomy, criminal justice, environmental studies.
  • DoSomething.org: Volunteering options for a variety of causes.
  • VolunteerMatch Covid-19 Response: Resource hub and explore the growing network of #COVID-19 and virtual volunteering opportunities for practical actions to support your community.
  • United Nations: The UN runs a virtual program connecting volunteers to organizations worldwide. About 12,000 volunteers are connected with public-impact opportunities in 187 countries. Help with writing and editing, translation, technology services, research, and advocacy, to name a few, and there is a variety of short and longer-term opportunities.
  • Red Cross: During times of disaster, the Red Cross utilizes digital volunteers to monitor online discussions to find people who need help, and to share important updates on social media.
  • Women's Breast and Heart Initiative: Participate in the Virtual Breast Cancer and Heart Disease Advocate Program. Become an advocate for breast cancer and heart disease.
  • 7 Cups Volunteer Listener: 7 Cups connects people to caring listeners for free emotional support. Become a volunteer listener.
  • BeMyEyes: App that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers.
  • LibriVox: LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (books no longer under copyright), and make them available for free on the Internet.
  • National Park Service: Test, evaluate or develop elements of the NPS’s online presence.
  • Right Here at Home: Train others in technology to help overcome poverty.
  • Missing Maps: Digital mapping to help disaster relief.
  • Mapping Prejudice: Volunteers are needed to review deeds and other historical documents to flag them for racial language.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR CAREER ADVISOR

Career advisors will conduct appointments via phone and Zoom. Students and alumni can schedule an appointment on UD Handshake for the following:

  • Career exploration (Focus2 self-assessments available)
  • Resume, cover letter, and personal statement review
  • Job and internship search assistance
  • LinkedIn profile review
  • Mock interview
  • Fellowships advising

To schedule an appointment:

  1. Go to UD Handshake and log in using your UD credentials.* 
  2. Once you are logged in, click Career Center at the top right of the page, then Appointments, and Schedule a New Appointment. 

*Typically your username is your udallas email without the @udallas (example: goneill) and your password is your student ID number. Please email career@udallas.edu if you have issues logging in. 

UD HANDSHAKE

UD Handshake is the OPCD’s online database exclusive to UD students and alumni that provides direct access to  full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Over 250,000 employers post jobs to Handshake, including all 500 of the Fortune 500 companies. Log in using their UD network credentials (username and password for UD WiFi).

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