Career development is a process that changes with time and experience. Exploring the many options available—identifying one’s skills, interests, and values—and focused preparation are keys to success after Soka.
See our many different handouts and resources available for creating your best resume/CV. Our counselors can review your resume/CV via email or appointment.
See our many different handouts and resources available for creating your best cover letter. Our counselors can review your cover letter via email or appointment.
Our office provides many resources to find the best internship/jobs for Soka students. Use platforms like Handshake and GoinGlobal to find your next opportunity.
Our office can support you in building your skills as a great interviewer through many resources. Use platforms like InterviewStream to prepare for the interview process, giving you the knowledge and confidence to land your dream job with ease. You can also schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors to receive more information, practice your personal pitch, and complete a mock interview.
Knowing where to begin in the graduate school process is hard. We’re here to help you narrow down your choices and provide resources for completing your applications, writing your personal statement, and choosing which program is right for you.
Our career counselors can discuss your concentration choices and possible careers beyond your time at Soka with you in one on one appointments.
We offer three types of career assessments for students. Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), and Clifton Strengths for Students/StrengthsQuest. If one of these sounds like a good fit for you, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
MBTI is an assessment that helps you understand your personality type, personality preferences, and how those preferences affect your career choice. For this assessment, you don’t need to know what work tasks you like or are good at – the questions you’ll answer are simply about who you are and how you do basic things in your daily life. You’ll be provided with a report of your results, which will be interpreted for you by your Career Counselor. This assessment will provide information on the career fields other people with your same personality type are most likely to be working in.
SII is an excellent assessment to take when considering choosing a concentration and discovering new career paths, and the college profile recommends majors, internships and activities. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete and requires one follow-up appointment with a career counselor to discuss your results.
CliftonStrengths for Students (formerly StrengthsQuest) helps you recognize your unique talents and learn how these talents can be used in your everyday lives to maximize potential for personal growth and career satisfaction. Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and requires a follow up appointment with a career counselor to discuss the results.