In addition to Handshake, the University provides free access to a variety of helpful online resources. Whether you are exploring engineering careers, applying to jobs or internships, preparing career materials, or interviewing for your first job, we have a variety of resources to help you along your career journey. 


Strong Interest Inventory Asset 1

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is an assessment designed to identify your career interests by matching you with six broad basic interest areas and assigning you a 3-letter code for researching careers. Data is based on career themes, basic interests, personal style, and occupational compatibility. It takes about 30 minutes to complete this 317-item inventory and results are discussed with a career counselor in Career Discovery and Success. Please note there is a $30 fee associated with the SII.*

TypeFocus assesses your personality type which is helpful to determine a career "fit" based on how you communicate, how you take in information, how you make decisions, and how you complete tasks. TypeFocus provides personalized reports that offer insight on career choices, job readiness, interpersonal skills, and learning styles.*

CliftonStrengths CliftonStrengths
Finding a career that is a good fit for your natural strengths is a key component of your career exploration. CliftonStrengths helps students recognize their unique talents and learn how these talents can be used in their everyday lives to maximize potential for personal growth and career satisfaction. The assessment identifies a student's top five strengths from a list of 34 talents while providing ideas on how to leverage those strengths to reach personal, academic, and career goals.*

Engineering Pathways 
Explore sample job titles, recruiting companies, alumni stories, and steps to launch your future career across each of the engineering disciplines.

*These assessments are accessible through the Office of Career Discovery and Success. Schedule an appointment on Handshake by selecting "Auburn Student (Career Discovery and Success-Exploration)" to discuss if these assessments are beneficial for your needs.


Candid Career
Candid Career provides thousands of recorded informational interviews with industry professionals. You can explore jobs based on major, industry area, career titles, or companies. You'll get the inside scoop on careers as well as advice to give you an edge in your job search. 

What Can I Do With This Major?
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

Learn about different career paths by reviewing detailed descriptions of various occupations. You can also connect occupations with your three-letter interest code if you completed the Strong Interest Inventory.


LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional career-oriented social network, enabling members to reconnect with old friends, classmates, and colleagues; form new contacts to help power a career, and get advice from industry professionals. Create a profile, begin connecting, and learn tips and tricks on the LinkedIn guide.

Provides a database of employers, jobs, and specific contacts. This is a beneficial resource to connect with current professionals in a variety of industries. You can also search contacts by university attended. Create your own CareerShift account by using the Auburn link via Handshake.

Alumni can create accounts at

  • Click Sign Up
  • Enter required information
  • Change "Auburn" in the group name to "Auburnalumni"



Handshake is Auburn University’s primary internship and job posting resource. It's where you can find Auburn career resources, apply for internships and jobs, schedule career coaching appointments, and register for career-related events. Alumni may continue to use Handshake after graduate by maintaining their .edu email account.

Career Fair Plus - CF+
Career Fair Plus is the virtual platform for Auburn Career Fairs. Create an account, complete your profile, and upload a resume. Check out the list of events and reserve meetings company recruiters.
The Federal Government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

Buzzfile is a database that enables students to identify employers based on geographic location and hiring trends by academic major.

GoinGlobal Country Career Guides enable jobseeker's to find employment abroad. It includes more than 10,000 pages of content by country including topics such as job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, and cultural/interviewing advice.

GoinGlobal also offers a database to search H1B applications by location, occupation, and company name to identify U.S. employers seeking to hire international professionals with specific skills and expertise.


Quinncia Quinncia Logo
Get instant feedback on your resume. Quinncia uses artificial intelligence to review your resume and give you feedback to optimize it for Applicant Tracking Software (ATS), allowing it to be seen by the people who make hiring decisions. 

You can also use Quinncia to practice interview skills. Using the information provided on your resume, Quin will ask you relevant questions and provide feedback. Watch a brief introduction here. Use your Auburn email to access.

Auburn Campus Career Closet
Provides access to free professional attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, networking events, and the workplace. Inventory includes suits, blazers, skirts, button-down shirts, and more.