The Career Guidance Services Office offers these online resources to help you launch your professional career.
Take the Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
The SII is one of the world’s most widely used career planning tools. It helps current students, fresh graduates, and alumni to make career-related choices such as choosing the right major and exploring potential careers by identifying their interest in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects.
Check the Missouri Occupational Card Sort (MOCS)
The MOCS is an accredited career assessment tool, developed as a means of assisting students who are unclear about their present or future vocational choice. The process includes sorting titles into piles of Like, Dislike and Neutral/Undecided. Please note that the MOCS is only available on the Byblos campus.
Explore the Vault Online Career Plan
One of the world’s leading sources of career information, Vault makes students’ and alumni’s efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. This new online resource includes:
- Career guides and employer profiles in PDF
- 4,000+ company profiles
- 3,000+ career advice articles
- Industry and occupational profiles
- Access to message boards for insider information
In addition, the Vault guide to résumés (CVs), cover letters, and interviews provides practical information to create résumés (CVs), overcome difficulties in writing cover letters, and getting ready to sit for interviews. Before accessing Vault, please note that this resource is only available for LAU students and alumni and only from within LAU premises.
To start using these resources, please visit or contact the career guidance officer in your campus.
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Consider your Choice of Major
- Take the Strong Interest Inventory to identify your interests and the relevant majors, especially if you are unsure about your choice or unhappy with your current major.
Secure Academic Advancement
- Keep your GPA as high as possible to increase your chances in earning scholarships and getting into a strong graduate program.
- Attend Time Management and Study Skills workshops.
- Visit the Office of International Services to learn about exchange and study abroad programs.
Explore Career Possibilities
- Enroll in diverse courses to explore different areas that interest you.
- Consider internship and part-time job opportunities.
- Attend panel discussions, recruitment presentations, career events, etc.
Engage in Self-Development
- Join clubs and take part in the fun and engaging extra-curricular activities on campus.
- Volunteer in civic, and leadership activities to strengthen your CV, sharpen your skills, and stand out in the job market.
- Attend soft skills and professional development workshops (i.e. CV writing, job search strategies, interview preparation, LinkedIn, etc.).
Get ready for the job market
- Draft your first professional CV and keep it updated with the help of the Career Development Services staff.
- Join LinkedIn and other professional social media platforms.
- Build a professional network with your professors, advisors, peers, and staff.
Connect with your Career
- Take part in the Alumni Mentoring Program to get tips from industry experts.
- Check the career portal to view and apply to available internship and job opportunities.
- Attend the yearly Career and Internship Fair on campus.
- Secure at least one internship before you graduate. Interns are often hired by the same company if they prove themselves.
Before you graduate
- Refine your professional resume and develop an “elevator pitch”
- Write cover letters that you can use when applying for internships and jobs.
- Identify your most-desired employers and research employment opportunities.
- Attend the International Education Week to explore graduate-study opportunities.
- Connect with the Alumni Relations Office and join the alumni chapters.