Career Planning Resources

The CCLD offers services that help you discover your passion and talents, and then move along with you as you prepare to connect and present yourself to employers and graduate programs.   

Career Development Services

Everything you need to land your dream job or internship, plus help with grad school and tools for exploring career options.

Leadership Development Training

Knights LEAD | Emerging Leaders | iLEAD | Student Leadership Conference


Report Your Internship through Experiences & MGA Internship Guidelines


Free Online Tools For MGA Students & Alumni

To access all of the resources available in the CCLD, be sure to claim your Handshake account.  We also recommend completing the Personality Assessment in Stepping Blocks and learning about the career pathways of MGA alumni.  For more in-depth career exploration, try out Focus 2.

Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title.  Stepping Blocks includes career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of people, including MGA alumni.  You should also use the MGA Degrees page to see the majors offered.


Use your MGA email address to set up your Handshake account.  Connect with employers who want to hire MGA students and graduates for jobs and internships.  You can also schedule career advising appointments and register for career events.





Customized for MGA students, Focus 2 includes five career assessments and an interactive list of MGA majors that align your work interests, skills, values, and personality with both career and major options.  Create an account with your MGA email address.




Research academic disciplines and their related career areas, types of employers, and strategies for getting into
the field.  In addition to majors you'll find at MGA, you can also research fields you would study in graduate/professional school after you receive your bachelor's degree.  Fields include law, medicine, healthcare sciences, counseling, medicine, engineering, and many others.  Use this link to get access to MGA's subscription.

H1B Visa/OPT Resources that will help international students quickly identify US employers that have submitted H1B visa applications to employ international talent, plus additional OPT-friendly employer records and guidelines.  To access this resources, students can go tp "Resources" in the "Center Center" section of Handshake.  

The Best Free Online Tools for Occupational Information

MGA LinkedIn Alumni Tool  Create a LinkedIn profile so that you can easily connect with MGA Alumni and employers who hire in your field.  If you need a LinkedIn headshot, you can schedule a time for a free photo via Handshake.  The MGA LinkedIn Alumni Tool will help you search for people in your major and companies of interest.  The CCLD can also help you send the right message to a potential contact.

O*NET  Search occupations and get detailed descriptions of job duties, including common job titles, technical skills needed, and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook  Understand the careers that make up occupational groups and get data on career outlook and growth.  Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career One Stop  This tool provides additional career information including resources for special populations.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.