When you think it's time to start looking for a job, you'll want to prepare both yourself and your search materials. These resources will help you know what skills to highlight and what documents you will need.
Know what you need to start job searching
Know your skills and identify areas of growth
Before you start searching for jobs, you should take some time to self-reflect and conduct a skills inventory. A skills inventory is a personal tool you can use to evaluate which of your skills need further development. This can be useful to narrow down the type of jobs you're looking for.
Prepare application materials
Throughout your search, employers may ask for a variety of documents. Make sure you have everything ready with this checklist.
Financial aid letter
If you have a federal work-study award, employers may ask for verification of your award. To do this, you'll want to print your financial aid notification (FAN) letter. View the guidelines below or watch the video to learn how to print your FAN letter.
How to print your FAN letter
1. Go to one.iu and go to “Student Center”
2. Under the Finances section, click the “View Financial Aid” link
3. Select the year you wish to view
4. Click the link, “View Award Notification”
5. Print the letter
Description of the video:
the financial aid notification or fan
list the estimated financial aid awards
available to you for one academic year
the fan is not a bill or a statement of
your student account instead it is an
official document from IUPUI that
notifies you of your financial aid
awards in some cases students may need
to submit a copy of their fan to
employers insurance companies or
apartment complexes to verify their
enrollment and income this tutorial will
show you how to access your fan through
one eye you to begin login to your one
is then navigate to your Student Center
if you don't have your Student Center
listed as one of your favorites you can
also locate it by typing Student Center
in the search bar once you've accessed
your Student Center scroll down to the
finances section then click on the View
financial aid link next click on the
link to access information for the
current award year the next page will
show you detailed information about your
financial aid awards to access your fan
click the View award notification link a
separate window will open with your
official document you can then print as
many copies as you need should you have
any questions or concerns about your fan
or your financial aid awards don't
hesitate to contact the IUPUI Office of
Student Financial Services at Finn aid
at IUPUI edu
Some employers may ask for you to submit an unofficial transcript when you apply. Your unofficial transcript will indicate what classes you have taken and the grades you earned. Follow the directions below to access your unofficial transcript.
View your unofficial transcript
1. Go to one.iu and go to “View Unofficial Transcript”
2. Select the academic institution you are currently enrolled in
3. Select “Student Program Transcript” under report type
4. Click “View Report”
Resume and cover letter
A resume is a brief summary of your education, skills, and experiences. Employers will review it to understand how you are prepared to fulfill a job's responsibilities. A cover letter accompanies your resume and describes your particular interest and qualifications for a job. All hiring managers should request a resume, but a cover letter isn't always required.
Our office is here to assist you in developing a resume and cover letter. View our support options below.
|Schedule an appointment||Our appointments give students the opportunity to meet with one of our professional staff one-on-one. Our staff will assist you to learn how to develop your resume or cover letter. Appointments are 30 minutes.|
|Submit for online review||Once you submit your document, one of our staff members will review it within 3-5 business days. Check your email for the reviewed document.|
|Resources||Check out our resources section to see examples of resumes and cover letters.|
|Have a question about work-study? Need your resume or cover letter reviewed? Drop-ins are virtual only 1:00–3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They are 15 minutes.|
Once you’ve accepted a job offer, your employer may ask for your class schedule. This is to create a work schedule that doesn’t conflict with your classes. Follow the steps below to print your class schedule.
View your class schedule
1. Go to one.iu.edu and search “My Class Schedule”
2. Click the current term and then continue
3. Select the “Weekly Calendar View” near the top of the page
4. At the bottom, click the link to the printer friendly page
5. Click the “Print” button in the top right corner
The Form I-9, or Employment Eligibility Verification, is required to start working off or on campus. Once students have accepted a job offer, they will be required to complete an I-9 as a part of the initial hiring process. In order to complete an I-9, students need to bring unexpired originals of select documents. Photo copies and scans are not acceptable documents. Students without these required documents cannot fill out an I-9 and will not be allowed to work until they can present the required documents. As you prepare for your job search, make sure you have the necessary documents needed for this step in the hiring process. View the list of acceptable documents.