We've Moved!

Please note, The Shocker Career Accelerator has moved to the Milly Marcus Annex of the Marcus Welcome Center.

New Career Services Platform Coming Soon!

The Shocker Career Accelerator is excitedly anticipating the launch of Shocker Central. Learn more about Shocker Central.

Not sure where to start in achieving your career goals? Check out these next steps to get started on your career journey!

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Book an Appointment

Looking for personalized career guidance and support? Meet with a Career Coach for one of our many in-person or virtual career coaching appointments.


    Career Coaching Appointment Types

Career Exploration

Connect your personality traits and strengths to possible academic majors or career paths, talk through your interests and goals and get a realistic perspective and next steps with an SCA Career Coach. This appointment is ideal for students looking to connect their interests and skills with a major or career path or students in a career shift or transition. Please visit, create an account, and complete the 4 career assessments prior to your appointment.

Resume/ Cover Letter Building

This appointment is for a student who needs help starting their resume or cover letter, creating bullet points to highlight their skills and experiences or wants to customize their resume or cover letter for a specific job.

Resume/ Cover Letter Review

This appointment is for a student who has a resume or cover letter created and is ready to start applying for internships or jobs. A Career Coach or Peer Advisor will review your resume or cover letter and provide feedback.  **Must already have a resume created to schedule this appointment**

Mock Interview
This appointment is for a student who wants to learn more about the interview process and practice answering interview questions. You will receive valuable feedback, and we can customize your experience for a specific job or industry. 
LinkedIn Profile Optimization

This appointment is for a student who wants to improve their LinkedIn Profile. We will help you craft your profile to match your job search efforts, develop your personal branding, and showcase your experiences. **Must already have a LinkedIn Profile & Resume created to schedule this appointment**

Job Search Prep

Landing a job takes a thoughtful job search, tailored application materials and the right attitude. In this appointment, you will learn how to organize, prepare materials, set a timeline, research companies and search for jobs. *It is recommended that you've already had a resume review before scheduling this appointment."

Career Events

Get career ready by attending our events, such as career fairs, workshops, professional networking, lunch-and-learns, and more! Check it out today!

View our event schedule

Professional Development

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Wichita State students are encouraged to utilize the Career Closet for free professional clothing for career fairs, interviews and professional development opportunities.

Appointments are required. Appointments will resume in fall of 2024. Schedule by contacting (316) 978-3688 or emailing

SCA staff taking professional photos

The Shocker Career Accelerator offers free professional photos for Wichita State students for their LinkedIn profile or Handshake account.

Appointments are required. Appointments will resume in fall of 2024. Schedule by contacting (316) 978-3688 or emailing


Career Tools

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​​​​​​​PathwayU is an assessment that helps students identify career options based on unique interests, personality, values, and workplace preferences. Whether you are exploring majors or considering a career change, PathwayU can help you make informed decision about your future.  Students who use PathwayU have more confidence in their abilitiy to make career decisions. 

Best for major and career exploration and undecided students. ​​​​​​

Shocker Central logo

In this online career database launching soon, students will be able to search and apply for on-campus employment, co-op/internship positions, and full-time employment!

Best for all students.

GoinGlobal logo says Jobs here, there, everywhere

​​​​​​​GoinGlobal is the market leader in helping job seekers of all nationalities fast-track their career explorations both at home and abroad. Created by country experts, GoinGlobal features worldwide job and internship resources for more than 120 locations, including location-specific career guides, key corporate profiles, a proprietary H1B visa search engine, and 16 million-plus job and internship postings.

Best for study abroad students, students on an F-1 visa, and students looking for jobs worldwide. 

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LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that provides access to over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of topics, including business, technology, and creative skills. Use LinkedIn Learning to gain new skills and knowledge in your field of study, and earn industry-recognized certifications and badges. 

Best for building skills and competencies and earning industry-recognized certifications and badges. 

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The Forage is a virtual work experience program that connects students to top companies through mini work experiences. In only 5-6 hours, you learn relevant tools and develop transferable skills by completing real industry tasks. This is free and self-paced. No experience or application is required. At the end of each program, you receive a certificate that can be put on your resume and your LinkedIn profile. 

Best for building skills and gaining applied learning experience. 

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What Can I Do With This Major? features nearly 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities. Scroll to the bottom of each profile for links to professional associations, occupational outlook information, and job search resources.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Best for major and career exploration

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Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Companies range from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups and assignments feature departments, including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.

Best for students looking for applied learning, internship, or work experience. 

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Buzzfile gives Shockers access to detailed information on virtually every company in Kansas and beyond. Access company profiles immediately and register to conduct advanced searches. Results can be saved, mapped, and shared in just a few clicks. Research companies based on focus, industry, or major.
Best for researching employers.

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