Career Center @ C&IS
All C&IS students are encouraged to make regular appointments with the Career Center at C&IS throughout their academic career. Whether you’re exploring internship opportunities or preparing to launch your career after graduation, the Career Center at C&IS offers resources and guidance to help you succeed.
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!
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 and summer 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! For more information visit industry.ua.edu.
Matt Wisla (APR)
Caroline Parsons (COM)
Teresa Gawrych (CM)
Gray Lloyd (DMC)
Dan Meissner (NM)
Coral Marshall (Sports COM)
Oakley Society Professional Mentoring
The Oakley Society at C&IS brings students and professionals together in mutually rewarding relationships. We purposefully pair students with a mentor in an industry of interest. The program is open to juniors and seniors (any C&IS student with 61 or more semester credit hours earned) in all C&IS majors.
Mentoring relationships with C&IS alumni and professionals in your fields of interest are empowering and encouraging, and will help you achieve your highest post-graduate goals. Mentors help with questions big and small, all while holding you accountable to the vision you have for yourself.
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.
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.