Coaching Students

You’ll notice it the moment you first connect with one of our career coaches: to us, there’s nothing more important than your goals and your success.

We have a firm belief that a college education should deliver a lifelong return on investment. This is why our services begin at enrollment, and it’s why we’ll still be here ready to help long after you’ve graduated.

Ready to meet your career coach? Reach out to us through Cardinal Career Link.

How a Coach Can Help

When you’re driving toward success, you want to make the most of every decision and every connection. We know that many jobs are found through networking, so we’ve worked hard to grow strong connections with alumni, employers, and partners who are passionate about working alongside Ball State University students. With their help, current and past students often discover opportunities, mentoring, and employment when and where they need it most.

With about 190 majors and 130 minors, it’s far from cliche to say the world is at your fingertips. But knowing what career best fits your personality and figuring out what to do with your options can feel pretty intimidating.

Each year, people invest thousands of dollars on career coaches—searching for the same kind of answers you can find right here at the Ball State University Career Center. Our help doesn’t come with a time clock, and it certainly doesn’t come with any additional costs. So you can be guaranteed that no matter how many times you need to reach out to us, we’re always ready to help you align your long-term goals with your everyday choices.

As the world continues to change, so do the needs of employers. They’re looking for employees with specific skill sets. Every day, we connect with professionals who are telling us exactly what they need from Ball State University graduates.

Sometimes, the difference between getting a job and losing it all boils down to crossing your Ts and dotting your Is. Our team is here to support you all throughout the job application process, from helping you develop a strong portfolio to reviewing your resume and cover letter.

Let Us Guide You Through Your Journey

We have services and resources to meet your needs depending on which of the following stages of your career journey you are in. So at which stages is it most useful to use the services described on this page? See below!
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Explore Options

Let our career experts, professional network, and tools guide you through some of your earliest choices.

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Develop Skills

Resumes, interviews, workplace etiquette, and more play such a large role in making sure you’ll earn a future job offer.

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Build Experiences

We’re here to make sure you find the best connections, the strongest networks, and the best experiences.

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Make the Transition

Ready to leap from classroom to professional world? We’re here to help you with job postings, on-campus interviewing, job fairs, and more.