Yá’át’ééh and thank you for visiting the Office of Career Services’ website. This site is dedicated to increasing access to career information for NTU students and alumni. Below is information about the Office of Career Services broken down into elements of the Diné Philosophy of Education:
The Office of Career Services at Navajo Technical University assists students and alumni with career development. Advancing beyond NTU and attaining employment requires student initiative, self-efficacy, and forward thinking. Students participating in the Office of Career Services’ programming receive one-on-one support and guidance in finding employment or continuing education after graduating from NTU.
The five core values in the Office of Career Services are essential to the long-term success of our students and include the following:
- Critical Thinking
- Goal Setting
- Community Action
In living the five core values of the Career Services program, students will take a holistic approach to achieving their goals and aspirations.
An integral part of preparing students for the job market is developing a career plan, in which students think through their aptitudes, personal goals, how they want to impact change in their communities, and developing self-efficacy. Our students are able to achieve great things with the right tools and guidance.
All students working with the Career Services Coordinator are required to fill out a goal inventory that helps to formulate a career trajectory and a student information questionnaire to help with job searches.
After students have thought deeply about their future plans, students receive assistance in the following areas:
- Résumé Development
- Drafting Letters of Interest
- Seeking Internship Opportunities
- Mock Interviews (by appointment only)
- Job Search
- Job Shadowing
- Obtaining Letters of Recommendation
- Developing Professional Etiquette
Students also work with the Career Services Coordinator in applying for post-graduation opportunities. Information collected from students is kept strictly confidential and maintained over a period of three years after students graduate.
Sih Hasin (Achievement/Reflection)
It is our hope that students will utilize the knowledge and skills gained at NTU to impact change in our communities. After students graduate and successfully gain employment or enter additional programs, they will be invited to join NTU’s Alumni Association where they will have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and current NTU students. Our communities need our graduates; the ultimate goal for the Office of Career Services is to bring our students back to our communities.