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Career Education Resources at MU Libraries: Services

Career Education Services



Cris McDavid, Director  |  304-696-2248

Jennifer Brown, Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Marketing | 304-696-3396 

5th Avenue and 17th Street

(The brown house across from Harless Dining Hall)


MU Office of Career Education has a highly experienced and trained staff who partner with students from freshman to graduate students in a guidance/coaching approach. We assist with the professional development of students to produce graduates that are polished and prepared to use their academic achievements successfully in a competitive job market.  We can guide them each step of the way, through a career plan that includes everything from major exploration and selection to understanding the importance of proper business attire and etiquette to use during the interview process with potential employers or professional schools.



Available Tools




Here are some tools that we use and you can use with our assistance within your classes. We would be happy to show you how they work.

  1. Handshakeis the #1 way college students find jobs and is a comprehensive career management tool for students with many resources. Each student has an account set up and ready to access through their MyMU account.
  2. PathwayUa major exploration and career planning tool ready to be accessed by students on MyMU. It is customized with Marshall’s majors. This tool is invaluable for students at all class levels to self-assess and find their fit.
  3. Big Interviewa virtual interview that can be recorded and reviewed by others for tips and feedback.
  4. Salary Calculatorlocated on the Career Education website – helps students find current/accurate starting salaries based on job classes by area.
  5. What Can I do with this Major?Can be accessed on the Career Education website and can be used by students that are exploring majors or searching for information about a chosen field. Gives typical career areas, types of employers that hire and strategies to make a student a more marketable candidate.
  6. Resumetemplates and examples are provided on the Career Education website.
  7. Career Fair- students can attend career fairs to actively job search, explore, network, and make contacts for the future. If you are interested in having your class attend a fair as an assignment, please contact Jennifer Brown (304) 696-3396.  We are glad to have you here at Marshall and look forward to partnering with you to ensure student success.





Our services to students include career interest assessments with Focus 2 and major selection assistance, resume development and revision, mock interviews, virtual mock interviews, networking skills, job and internship search assistance, preparation for graduate or professional school.  We also provide opportunities for students to job shadow (CEE/ Career Exploration Experience) at local companies each semester. You, as faculty, can refer students to us for the above services.  For example:

  • A student is approaching 60 hours and is still ‘undecided’ as to a major.
  • A student’s selected major is not a fit and they are frustrated and lost or failing.
  • Assistance with development, reviewing and targeting a professional resume to a company or job. We help them identify job search strategies.
  • One-on-one guidance to understand networking, effective job search and how to ace an interview.





Our services to faculty include class presentations/projects based on our services and helping you to connect to companies and recruiters locally and nationally. For example:

  • We are embedded into the curriculum of several classes where students are required to meet with us for resume/cover letter assistance and a mock interview. Or a class assignment may be to attend a career expo and/or an etiquette dinner.
  • We do class presentations for you on resume development, interviewing skills, core competencies/skills employers are seeking, social media with emphasis on LinkedIn, or any of our other services to students.
  • We refer employers to you who wish to have a closer connection to students in a particular field or need in-field information that we cannot provide.
  • Handshake – faculty have their own interface on our career management system, which is accessible through your MyMU account.
  • Contact Cris McDavid for more information.




As an alum, we’re available any time in your career.

From mentoring our students, to posting job opportunities for your company, to working toward updating and choosing a new career path, we are here to partner with you.

In these trying economic times it is great to have a network of friends and colleagues that can assist with career needs. This can be as simple as tweaking your resume or taking on the daunting task of a new job search. If you’re not sure where to start, try Handshake for help.

Marshall University has and will continue to produce great alumni. We would love to hear from you and to continue to serve you! Stop by our office any time you are on campus or call us for long distance assistance. For more information, call 304.696.2370 or email us.