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Career Services


Welcome to EMU’s Career Services! We’re here to help you with your career path even after you leave.Appointments and online consultations are free for all alumni within 1 year of graduation date and $40/consultation after that. Enjoy full use of these online resources or schedule an appointment if you’d like to meet in person.


  • CareerBeam – start with the Quick Profile or do all 15 exercises to begin your career exploration that seamlessly leads into the career planning module.
  • Career Counseling – schedule an appointment with Sarah Defnall, Resident in Counseling, if you’d like to talk about your personality, strengths, values, etc. and how they relate to your career path.
  • Pinterest – check out the board on career and major exploration.

Résumés and Cover Letters

  • Step by step instructions for creating your résumés & cover letters via CareerBeam where you can use your assessment results, find loads of tips, view samples, and save for employers to find YOU!
  • Job Choices – great resource for tips on résumés, cover letters, thank you letters, interview preparation, etc. It’s geared a bit more toward undergraduates but you may still find some helpful tips.

Job Search

  • CareerBeam – employers are posting opportunities specifically for EMU students and graduates.Please note: while Career Services makes every effort to ensure CareerBeam postings are legitimate, there is still the opportunity for fraud through postings that appear perfectly valid. Do your research on the employer before you apply!
  • Finding Your Dream Job Just Got Easier free, monthly, 60-minute webinars to learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search. Be sure to join groups in your field and add your LinkedIn profile address to your résumé header.
  • Chambers of Commerce – a great place to target the inside job market – find organizations of interest in the member directories and use your network for advice and introductions to create opportunities.
  • Pinterest – check out the Job Search and Job Fields boards.

Interview Preparation

  • CareerBeam – use your webcam to record your practice interview and get feedback from Career Services or other trusted professionals.
  • Pinterest – check out the boards related to interview attire and preparation.

Graduate School

  • Pinterest – check out the boards related to Grad School and Grad School Entrance Exams.

Recruiting EMU Students and Alumni

We love to have alumni recruiting EMU students and alumni! Check out the employer tab for ideas.

Additional Info

Career & Service Day

Join us Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Alumni can contribute by representing their organization in the fair if interested in EMU interns, employees or service workers. You are also welcome participate in all other activities.

Be a Mentor

Could include answering questions about your career path, providing job shadowing, and offering encouragement and networking support. Contact us if you’re interested in mentoring current EMU students or new alumni.

EMU’s Alumni Association on LinkedIn

Join the group to find classmates, network with professionals, and keep up to date on opportunities for EMU Alumni.

Follow EMU’s Career Services on Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

Visit EMU Alumni Engagement

They will help you feel like a part of the EMU community long after you graduate and move away from campus.

EMU’s Homecoming

Don’t miss the tradition of gathering with friends from your college days!