Quick Career Tips

Find a Major and Career that are right for you

It is very likely that you have some idea about what kind of work you would like to do. Take classes that interest you and use general electives to explore options for your major. Try not to limit your course work to one academic discipline. Ask about taking a career interest and/or other assessment to help you determine possible majors, preferences and careers of interest.

Do I need to take a career assessment?

An assessment can be helpful based on your individual situation. Assessments simply give you a better understanding of your personality and/or interests while helping you identify career options.
Develop Effective Job Search Strategies

It’s never too early to begin exploring varied fields and organisations while gaining valuable work experience. Internships and on-campus jobs provide students in all academic programs with an opportunity to learn about many types of interesting work environments. Think outside the box! This is your chance to think beyond your major!
Explore online job listings and sign-up with our Employment Register to gain experience in the form of Part-time Employment, Full-time Employment or an Internship. Attend company profile events and networking activities with UWI alumni and partners including the Mentorship Programme and Career Showcases. 

Preparing for an Interview:

For some students, a mock interview will increase the level of confidence in their interviewing skills. This is not about memorising answers. It is about being prepared and moving to the next step in the selection process. If you are scheduling your first interview or wondering why you are not called back for second-round interviews, a mock interview might help.
Just schedule an appointment to gain the help you need to prepare for your job interview. After your first meeting with an advisor, you may be scheduled for a 30-minute follow-up session to better assist you with your specific needs.
A mock interview is a simulated interview with a potential employer. During the mock interview you will be asked sample questions and receive feedback regarding your responses to improve your interview technique.
The following are guidelines to help you prepare for the mock interview:
  • E-mail a copy of your resume and a sample job description to osscareers@cavehill.uwi.edu at least 48 hours before your appointment.  
  • Be on-time.
  • Dress as you would for a real interview.
  • Turn off cell phones before your interview.
  • Review available interview tips on the resources page.

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