Match Your Interests with a Career (Strong Interest Inventory): Discovering your interests will help you find answers to these questions and more. The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII®) - based on the Holland theory of occupational themes - assists your academic and career planning process by uncovering insights about you and your relationship with the working world; insights that will lead you to a greater degree of self-understanding arming you with the ability to make better life decisions. Discover Your Personality Type (Myers Briggs Type Indicator): Describe your personality and how it significantly affects your career choices. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) is a self-report assessment designed by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers based on the theory of personality developed by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist. With the MBTI® you can identify your strengths, unique gifts, motivations and potential areas of growth, positioning you to understand and appreciate differences in others, increasing self-affirmation, and enhancing mutual cooperation and productivity.
Effective career planning prepares undergraduate students for the world of work before they graduate, and puts them on the right track as early as their freshman year.
A job interview is the result of a combined professional résumé and a successful job search plan. While your résumé markets your qualifications on paper, the interview provides an excellent opportunity to market your credentials in person. During the interview, the interviewer evaluates your background, skills and potential for success in a limited period of time in order to determine if you would be a good “fit” for the organization. Since it is a two-way channel, the interview also allows you to find out more about the organization and the job, which will help you decide if you are still interested in applying for the position.
Job search is a process that involves diligent research, exploration, follow-up, and a pinch of creativity. Job seekers who depend solely on responding to announced vacancies are setting themselves for disappointment. Statistics show that around 20% of all available jobs are announced whereas the remaining 80% constitute what is called the hidden job market. In this invisible arena, employers choose not to announce the jobs to avoid the hustles of advertising and the massive applications and résumés that they get a result. Alternatively, recruiters utilize more effective means of identifying and selecting talent.
Graduate Study Search
Pursuing a graduate degree reflects an interest in a more specialized field of study than your undergraduate education. Graduate school means an extensive commitment in terms of time, money, and hard work. It takes an average of one to three years to earn a master’s degree and approximately four more years to earn a doctorate. Exploring and acquiring funding can be a challenging and strenuous task. If you are a distinguished and high-performing student/alumni consider pursuing a scholarship from the prestigious ones below:
- Chevening Scholarships
- Fulbright Egyptian Student Program
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship - University of Cambridge
- Knight Hennessy Scholars – Stanford University
- McCall MacBain Scholarship - McGill University
- Rhodes Scholarship - University of Oxford
- Schwarzman Scholars Program – Tsinghua University
Meet a Career Advisor
Our career advisors are available to meet with you individually and assist you. They are certified and trained to listen to your needs, help you increase your self-awareness and job market understanding, and coach you in developing a plan to reach your career goals. However, it is up to you to make career decisions, act on your decisions and make your career plan a reality. Confidentiality of personal information, assessment outcomes, and credentials is guaranteed.
You can schedule an advising appointment on your CareerWEB account | Counseling Appointment Section
Attend a Workshop
The Career Center offers a variety of workshops to guide you throughout your career journey.
RSVP for a workshop on your CareerWEB account | Events Section