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The Aspire Program

Career Tools and Resources

The Aspire Center provides action-oriented career development resources that enable you to accomplish your professional goals.

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  • Apply for part-time/full-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. 
  • Discover and register for upcoming Aspire-related events hosted on- and off-campus.

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  • Schedule an appointment with a career specialist through Navigate on OneLogin to develop a plan and use all of the tools here and more.


    • Learn the basic components of a resume in the Aspire Center resume guide.
    • Jobscan is an online software that can help you build each component of your resume
    • Look at resume examples by industries that align with your potential future job positions. 

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Interview Resources

Big Interview

Learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.

  • Big Interview is an online platform that can guide you through interview preparation and mock interviews. 
    • Learn from experts some of the interview basics including what to expect and things to avoid during an interview. 
    • Complete a virtual mock interview by recording your answers to some of the most common questions. 
    • Understand the importance and how to write a post-interview thank-you note.
  • Vault can help you find out what it is really like to work for a company and give you insight into specific interviewing strategies. 

Career Exploration Resources

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Learn about career pathways and industries from in-depth career guides that examine economic trends, company rankings, and internship programs.

PathwayU PathwayU

Find purpose when making critical choices about education, career, and employment. Evaluate interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences in four different assessments. Watch the How-To Instructions Here

Networking Resources

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The Aspire Network

Connect with other Carthaginians across the globe for networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Build your Carthage community through meaningful connections that will result in life-long professional relationships. 

LinkedIn for Students

Educate yourself on the power of LinkedIn in your professional journey by learning how to create a profile, define your brand, and connect with industry leaders across the world. 

Thriving in Remote Work Situations

Not sure where to start with understanding professionalism when working remotely? Get tips compiled by Eleview Consulting for Carthage College.