Career Coaching

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What Can Career Coaching Do for You?

U Career Success coaches meet with students like you one-to-one to share personalized advice to help you focus your career visions and achieve your professional goals.

Coaches can guide you in exploring internship and career opportunities, writing strong resumes and building connections with organizations in art, teaching, entertainment, graphic design, photography, printmaking, film, and more.

First-year student, new Fine Arts major, ready to graduate, or anywhere in between--your coach is ready to prompt you through each stage of your career journey.

Career Coaches Can Help You: 

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Create a unique brand


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Meet Our Career Coach

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James Wesson

As a Career Coach for the College of Fine Arts, James Wesson empowers you to pursue meaningful, purpose-driven careers aligned with your true passions. He draws on over a decade of experience as a teacher focused on mentoring and championing students. James can help you customize your resumes and cover letters, advise you on ideal jobs and internships perfectly fitted to your skills and interests, and much more.

James has a bachelor’s of music education and a master’s in education from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Throughout his own career, James has been devoted to creating inclusive spaces for all voices to be heard. He brings this same commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion into his coaching relationships. James was a music teacher for 11 years – instructing classes like Band, Orchestra, and Hip-Hop. Throughout his teaching, he ensured the course content reflected the students and what they wanted to learn about.

Whether seeking a fulfilling first job or exploring possible careers, James makes space to listen, encourage, and guide students toward purposeful career pathways.

My coaching philosophy: My coaching philosophy is to uncover the intersecting passions that drive each student - whether creative expression, social impact, or cultural change - then empower them to pursue careers that match their passions.

Hobbies: James is very passionate about music, and he is always involved in some kind of "music thing” from playing in pit orchestras and community groups to discovering new music and going to concerts. He also loves being outside, playing with his dog, Eisley, searching for good coffee and exploring the city.

Favorite Movie: Empire Strikes Back

Favorite Television Show: The Office

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Career Resources

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Have an online interview? Our Career Studio rooms are equipped with proper lighting, camera, sound, microphone, and backdrop.

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Stop by GARFF 1300 to borrow complimentary professional clothes for that important interview, career fair, etc.

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Get a professional headshot taken to use on your LinkedIn profile, presentations, and more.