Career Center @ C&IS

As an extension of the university-wide Career Center, the Career Center at C&IS partners with students as they explore future possibilities, develop skills, and connect with opportunities. Tasha Smith serves as the program manager of career service for C&IS. Her office is located in Reese Phifer Hall where she regularly meets with C&IS students to discuss internship opportunities, interview tips, career goals and more.

Schedule an Appointment

All C&IS students are encouraged to make regular appointments with the Career Center @ C&IS throughout their academic career. Whether you’re exploring internship opportunities or preparing to launch your career after graduation, the Career Center @ C&IS offers resources and guidance to help you succeed.

Career Fairs

Each Fall and Spring, UA’s Career Center hosts career fairs that serve as an opportunity for students and alumni to network with employers from a wide range of industries and make connections for full-time positions and internships. Take a look at our career action plan to see how you can begin preparing for your job search now!


Industry Immersion

Launch your career with high-powered networking and professional development through a C&IS Industry Immersion trip. The College of Communication & Information Sciences plans trips during regular semester breaks to promote professional interests and give insight into how to land internships and full-time employment. Student participants meet directly with executives and hiring managers at leading companies and agencies throughout the United States while experiencing a new city!


Internship Resources

More than 400 C&IS students participate in internships each year locally, nationally and internationally. Often landing some of the most prestigious and competitive internships, the College has a reputation employers are seeking in interns. The College offers resources to assist you with meeting employers, preparing for your interview, arranging an internship for course credit and learning how to convey your experience on your resume for future full-time employment. Each undergraduate major has an internship coordinator who can refer you to specific resources and advise on when you should look for internships related to your major. Internships are available for all five C&IS majors through the Internship Page.

Access C&IS Internship Page Here


Oakley Society Professional Mentoring

The Oakley Society at C&IS brings together students and professionals in mutually rewarding relationships. These relationships are purposeful—matching students with a mentor in an industry of interest or in the city of their dreams. With mentors sharing their experience and giving advice, they help shape and define a mentee’s professional future. The program is open to juniors and seniors in all C&IS majors.


Panel Discussions

Panel discussions and guest speakers are hosted by the College throughout the year. You will have the opportunity to meet business executives and industry professionals to discuss trending career topics. These sessions adress internships and careers in different cities, interview preparation tips, network building and more. 


Resume Critiques 

A resume serves as your marketing tool to highlight your accomplishments and skill sets to potential employers and organizations. An effective resume should always be tailored and targeted to a specific audience. The Career Center @ C&IS hosts drop-in resume critiques throughout the semester or you can make an appointment to have your resume reviewed at any time.


Contact Us

Neil Adams

COORDINATOR OF EMPLOYER RELATIONS.

Tasha Smith

PROGRAM MANAGER, CAREER SERVICES