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AIM Career Development

Finding careers for all

Dan Zabel is the Career Services Coordinator for Project AIM, and below is a message from him to students, giving a good outline of the services he can provide.

Students in Project AIM (Ability In Motion) are eligible for the following career-related services through the Services for Students with Disabilities office:

Explore career interests and considerations for academic majors and minors.

  • Learn about Handshake, an important resource tool for obtaining work-study jobs, part-time jobs, internships & post-graduation full-time jobs as well as obtaining information on career events and career fairs.
  • Find potential internship opportunities to maximize your undergraduate knowledge and experience. 
  • Establish a resume that can be adapted for specific purposes.
  • Create cover letters for each job posting you seek.
  • Gain good interview techniques that will demonstrate your interests, skills, knowledge and fit.
  • Pursue graduate programs and professional programs and enroll in GEN 260, a 1-credit elective course to assist with graduate school preparation.
  • Discover scholarship and/or other funding opportunities for education and receive assistance with the application process. 

I invite students in Project AIM to schedule an appointment to explore career resources that may empower your success in your career.

If a Project AIM student would like to take an assessment, they can schedule an appointment with Dan. There is no fee for the AIM participant because any costs of the assessments are covered by the TRIO Project AIM grant. 

  • O*NET (Occupational Informational Network) Career Values Inventory explores jobs based on your work values.

  • O*NET (Occupational Informational Network) Career Interests Inventory explores jobs based on your interests.

  • RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional) Inventory helps determine career clusters to identify occupations that interest you.

  • John Holland's Self-Directed Search (SDS) Assessment & Occupations Finder utilizes RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional) career clusters for consideration of occupations. 

Schedule an appointment with Dan to learn more about the valuable tools listed below or to obtain other assistance regarding your career field. 

  • Handshake, on online platform for UW-Eau Claire students to search and secure work-study jobs, part-time jobs, internships, & post-graduation full-time jobs as well as obtaining information on career events and career fairs.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook is a library of careers compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • O*NET (Occupational Information Network) OnLine includes Skills Search, which compares your skills to careers for exploration and Bright Outlook, which identifies jobs with highly projected growth or new and emerging occupations.


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