The University of Texas at Dallas

Resources

Handshake

Handshake is UTD’s one-stop career services platform with personalized access to internship and job postings, career events, workshops, and appointment scheduling.

FOCUS 2 Career Assessment

Interested in exploring your unique work interests, personality, values, and leisure interests and how they relate to your possible future career plans? FOCUS 2 is a self-guided assessment available free to UTD students. Use the link above to log in or create an account. Be sure to use your UTD email address and the access code, utdcomets.

Strong Interest Inventory

This assessment helps you identify your work personality by exploring your interests in six broad areas: realistic, artistic, investigative, social, enterprising, and conventional. It then breaks things down further, identifying fields of study, careers, and leisure activities that align well with those interests. To take this assessment, please reach out to your career consultant.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can help you determine which majors and careers may appeal to you. It test uses scientifically-based insights to categorize personalities into 16 possible types and identify common behaviors. The end result means you’ll understand yourself a little better so you can make a career choice that best fits your personality. To take this assessment, please reach out to your career consultant.

InterviewStream

A resource dedicated to helping students and alumni prepare for real-world job interviews. InterviewStream is a simple-to-use program offering simulated interview scenarios to help you develop interviewing skills. To get started simply register for an account using your UTD email address.

Buzzfile

With detailed information on over 18 million companies and some of the most advanced search, filtering and list building tools, Buzzfile is an excellent resource for finding employers. Buzzfile has mapped dozens of college majors to the specific companies and industries that employ graduates of those majors, making it easier than ever to find the companies looking for students in your major.

Career Guides

Get everything you need to fast track your job search at home or abroad. Search career resources by location and industry, all developed by local employment experts.

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop is a source for free career exploration tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more!

Occupational Information Network (O*Net)

Free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses, and workforce development professionals to understand today’s world of work in the United States

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, for 324 occupational profiles, covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy.

SeekUT

Presents straightforward and understandable data that tells you what real UT graduates are earning – based on campus and major – one, five, and ten years after graduation. It also tells you what Industries are employing UT graduates in Texas along with predicted job openings.

Vault Campus

Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession—and how to position yourself to land that job. Vault provides free access to job and internship search boards, company profiles, and Vault guides. The guides cover interview strategies, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of leading companies.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.