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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > RMU ONLINE > CURRENT & PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS >  DEDICATED CAREER COACH
Dedicated Career Coach


CAREER PLANNING FOR ONLINE STUDENTS

Most college students, regardless of age, major, or degree plan have career questions and need relevant resources.  Below are a few helpful links for your review.

GET STARTED

An important first step is to understand how your interests, abilities, and career- values, influence the planning of your future career goals. The ACT World-of-Work Map can help you understand how careers fields are organized. To explore career options of interest, click the following link for an interactive version: http://www.act.org/world/world.html 


Image of the ACT World of Work Map

NEXT STEPS

Are you curious to know more? Your Career Coach has more information about how your interests, abilities and career-related values influence career direction.  Ask about the Strong Interest Inventory, or Myers Brigg Type Indicator career assessments that can be helpful in clarifying career goals.

PUT YOUR PLAN INTO ACTION

The education you obtain as an RMU Online college student is also preparing you for career success.  However, being successful does not occur accidentally, but is instead the result of careful planning and professional skill development.  Whether you are seeking an internship, preparing to enter the job market, changing or advancing in a current career, or planning to continue further education, working with a career coach can be a great companion to your efforts.

24/7 CAREER RESOURCES

Here are a few great "at your fingertips" resources to get you started:

 

RMU Career Center's online registration, job posting and event management system for students, alumni, employers and networking contacts.

Click the following link to visit ColonialTRAK: 
 
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Learn about resumes, cover letters, interviewing and LinkedIn advice.

Click the following link to visit CareerSpots: 

For additional valuable career resources, go to the RMU Career Center

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

Debra Ignelzi
Career Coach for Online Students
Robert Morris University
Career Center, Benjamin Rush Center
Email: ignelzi@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-6333

Meet Debra. . .

It’s an exciting time for Robert Morris University’s online students!  Debra Ignelzi, has recently joined the staff of the RMU Online.  As a career professional with over 18 years of experience, she is available to provide you customized career coaching services wherever you are located, using Skype, Google Hangout, or phone for real time communication.   If you prefer to come to the RMU campus, Debra can also meet with you at the Career Center.

So no matter where you are in your career life--whether you are just starting college coursework to earn a bachelor’s degree, or advancing in a current career by pursuing a master and doctoral degree--there are resources to enhance your professional development.