Are there any campus resources to help me prepare for life after college?

Answered By: Erin Weber
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2020     Views: 5

There are lots of campus resources to help you prepare for grad school, your career, and life after college!

Library Research Guides:

  • Careers (what can I do with my major, resume tips and resources, professional attire, job boards)
  • Test Prep (practice tests and review resources, particularly useful if you are thinking about grad school)
  • Legal Studies, perfect for those considering law school. Check out the scholarships box on Prepare for Law School.
  • Pre-Med, for those considering med school
  • Adulting 101 (tips for cooking, budgets, finance, health, insurance, housing, cleaning, and more)

Library Databases:

  • Career Transitions (retain access after you graduate)
    • Help writing resume or cover letter
    • Interview simulation
    • Search jobs and internships
  • Vocation and Careers Collection (retain access after you graduate)
    • Resources and commentary about various careers
  • Testing & Education Reference Center (retain access after you graduate)
    • Practice tests
  • Vault Campus (LOSE access after graduation, unless you physically return to campus)
    • Helps you explore future careers - salary, expectations, different jobs with different degrees

Campus Offices:

  • Career Planning and Development
    • Help with resume and cover letter writing
    • Captain's Closet
    • Career exploration
    • Job fairs
    • Mock interviews
  • The Writing Center, great for help with school assignments AND grad school applications, cover letters, and more
  • Office of Alumni Relations
    • News and events
    • Scholarships, networking, and job opportunities
    • Discounts available to you as an alumni


Additionally, ask your professors and peers to recommend any resources that will help you get started after you leave UTM. They can help you find career resources, networking opportunities, and offer other tips about life after college.

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