Student Organizations & Services

Career Education and Professional Advancement Office

SPEA's Career Education and Professional Advancement Office delivers a wide range of career/professional development programs and services for graduate students. Experienced Career Advisors meet individually with students as they begin their respective first semesters to plot their career timelines and orient them to the multiple career resources and services available to them.
  • Individual career advising
  • Self-assessment tools, such as the MBTI and StrengthsQuest
  • Workshops and employer information sessions
  • Critiquing of resumes, cover letters, and related application materials
  • Assist with the formulation of internship and job-search strategies
  • Training in career/industry research and interviewing
  • Networking with professionals, including SPEA Alumni/ae and employers
  • Individual strategies for making on- and off-campus recruiting opportunities work effectively
  • Access to SPEACareers, our internship/job database specifically designed to serves SPEA students
  • Quiet interview rooms available for Skype and phone interviews with employers
  • An extensive collection of web-based career/internship resources that covers opportunities in each area of academic concentration at SPEA
The Employer Relations team continually cultivates strong recruiting relationships with key employers representing the Public, Nonprofit, and Private sectors of the U.S. and global economies. Many of these employers include SPEA Alumni/ae who actively participate in signature recruiting and networking events, both on-and off-campus. Our annual Career Networking and Exploration Trips (CNETs) to Washington DC, Chicago, and Indianapolis attract hundreds of alumni and employer representatives, all of which have a vested interest in connecting with current students. Each fall the Career Education and Professional Advancement Office stages its annual Career Expo to bring employers and SPEA students together to share internship and job opportunities. Add to these our numerous on-campus career and internship information sessions with alumni and recruiters – the Career Education and Professional Advancement Office and SPEA community serves as an important conduit to your post-SPEA career direction.

Bloomington Campus
SPEA Career Education and Professional Advancement Office
SPEA 200

For answers to specific questions on the Indianapolis campus, students may contact:

Indianapolis Campus
Career and Employment Services
Business/SPEA 2010
(317) 274-2554

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