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The role of the CALS Career Center is to offer broad support to all students in CALS in preparation for post-degree careers. The Center’s focus is to help students refine personal narratives and identify career paths that align with individual interests and needs. The resources available support students in developing the CALS Career Competencies and entrepreneurial mindset encompassing the transferable skills that allow CALS graduates to lead and innovate in any sector or industry.

The CALS Career Center can assist you in finding the talent you need for internship, co-op, and full-time opportunities. We work to ensure that the wide array of career opportunities and paths are visible and accessible to all CALS students. What is the entrepreneurial mindset? According to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, “an entrepreneurial mindset is a set of skills that enable people to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings.” The CALS faculty recognize the importance in preparing all students to be able to lead and innovate in the jobs of the future and strive to integrate to the entrepreneurial mindset into all courses. What are the CALS Competencies? The CALS Competencies are the specific skills embodied in the entrepreneurial mindset that students can expect to develop throughout the CALS curriculum and extracurricular experiences. Students are encouraged to utilize the competency development plan to reflect on the skills, the ways in which the skills have been developed, and which skills need to be more fully developed. Post an opportunity – We utilize Handshake to post and share all job and internship opportunities with current students. These opportunities are automatically shared from Handshake via the CALS Virtual Career Center (the site you are on now). CALS Career Fairs – The CALS Career Center hosts career fairs specific to CALS students. This provides an opportunity for both employers and students to connect and align on opportunities that are a best fit for both. We currently host these career fairs virtually once a year and do not charge a registration fee to participate. Registration for career fairs occurs on Handshake. Employer Hiring Events – The CALS Career Center is available to help support employer-specific hiring events. If you are recruiting a large number of students and don’t have the expertise or resources to host your own event, the CALS Career Center may be able to help support you. Small Employer Support – The CALS Career Center and units across CALS receive inquiries from small employers in the region and across the State of Arizona for support in finding candidates for their organization. They are often looking for just one employee or intern and they do not recruit every year. The CALS Career Center can work with the organization to create a posting that can be shared internally with CALS students. To begin this process please enter the “Guests” portal and select “Feature a Job.” We will review the submission and share with students, if appropriate.

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