Resources for Business Minors

Bauer Minors

New Business and Interdisciplinary Minors
Management Minor

Career Research

Online Tools

  • Federal website to research careers/job titles:
  • Find alternative job titles and job descriptions as well as salaries:
  • VMock – CareerFit Module (tentative) 

Company Research

Online Tools

Résumés, Cover Letters and Thank You Email Sample

Coog Careers Workbook
Resume Template
Resume Worksheet
Cover Letter Template
Cover Letter Worksheet


In person:


Asking for advice rather than a job (Informational Interviewing)


  • Self Assessment: Why are you interested in learning more?
  • What values, skills and interests led you to this point?
  • What interests you the most about this career?
  • Type out your questions in advance
  • Bring your questions and a notepad
  • Make sure you mind the time on the day of the meeting. If the professional would like to continue the conversation, that is fine however, make sure he/she initiates this


  • Find professionals via LinkedIn, in-person networking groups and through personal referrals
  • Ask for 15-20 minutes of their time
  • Explain that you are interested learning about his/her career path
  • If you aren’t sure of the career path but are interested in the industry and the possibilities available, this is a good way to find out more
  • Do NOT ask for a job in the initial email or first meeting

Day of

  • Dress professionally
  • Arrive 10 minutes early
  • Bring a copy of your résumé but only present if asked
  • Offer to pay for the meeting if it is coffee or a meal
  • Thank the interviewer
  • Ask for a business card
  • Ask if he/she knows anyone else you can talk to


  • Send a professionally written email thanking the professional within 24 hours of your meeting
  • Self reflect-Is this the career for you? Are there questions that you wish you would have asked? If so, write them down for the next time
  • Keep the professional in the loop as far as your progress goes
  • Follow-up occasionally when appropriate, for example, if you have something in common and you see an article that makes you think of this person.

Job Search

Useful Links


  • The Star Interviewing Technique: Behavioral Based Interviewing
  • S: Situation-What was going on?
  • T: Task-What did you need to do?
  • A: Action-What exactly did YOU do? Tell a very brief story/give a specific example.
  • R: Result-What was the result?

Your story should be 1 minute or less. The listener should be able to picture your example. Please see worksheet: Behavioral Interviewing Grid

Interview Stream


Online Tools