At Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI), we know how important career planning can be, which is why our Student Career Center focuses on career planning for students early in the educational journey. It’s also why we make connections with employers and businesses in the area, as this helps provide a path to employment that might not otherwise exist. Indeed, our career services team works every day to help AAI students pursue new exciting career opportunities.
AAI’s Career Services
Our student career services team can assist AAI students as they search for a new career. Our process is built upon a single goal: to help students expand their knowledge and skill set so that they can pursue a new career. We build our students’ job skills through a number of programs and workshops focused on:
Searching and Pinpointing Employment Opportunities
AAI’s student career center in Arizona starts with the basics of how to perform a job search. We show students how to identify the right opportunities and how to compare postings from different employers. Our career services assistance starts here and continues all the way through the job search process.
Creating a Professional Resume and Cover Letter
Well-written resumes and cover letters can make a world of difference when hunting for a job, and AAI’s career services team works with students to ensure that these documents are properly put together. What’s more, AAI also teaches students how to maintain their resumes as their professional experiences grow.
Making Contacts and Networking
Perhaps one of the best kept secrets of career growth is just how effective networking can be. For some students, networking can also be the scariest part of the job search. Our career services staff is here to assist students in gaining experience and practice with effective networking.
Researching Potential Employers
No two employers are alike, and students need to know how to tell the difference between benefits, job offers, and what makes each company different. Students and alumni should know how to properly compare potential employers and offers, as doing so will make planning for the future much easier and convenient. AAI Career Services also helps alumni and students learn how to research and reach out to potential employers.
Job Interview Coaching and Practice
To land a job, one needs to interview first. AAI Career Services specialists prepare students with mock interviews while providing constructive feedback so that students are ready for the real thing.
Soft Skills Enhancement and Communication Development
Many of us could use a touch-up on our soft skills. Career Services specialists help our students and alumni develop and improve both verbal and digital communication skills (e.g., professional emails).
After supporting students through the job search process, our team assists students through the final steps as they await news from potential employers. We help AAI students and alumni stay focused and keep track of the feedback and offers they’re received.
Career Services for AAI Alumni
The journey doesn’t end when our students graduate from AAI: continued access to career coaching and other services is available exclusively for members of the Alumni Association of Arizona Automotive Institute. Additional benefits, like community discounts and skills refresher courses, are available as part of this membership.
As our graduates move through the next steps of their career, we hope they will be proud of the educational experiences they enjoyed at AAI and wish to remain connected to our school.
Speak With Our Career Services Specialists Today!
Our Career Services in Glendale, AZ, is dedicated to building lasting relationships with employers, businesses, and community organizations in the greater Phoenix area and across Arizona. We do this because we know it benefits our students, and benefits them as they continue their employment search. Many area employers trust our graduates because they know AAI, they know who we and our team are, and they know what our students are all about.
We hope you’d like to find out more about what AAI is all about too. All of our teams here in Arizona are ready to assist you as you begin or continue your educational journey. Should you have any questions about financial aid*, our programs, or if you would like to start your application, contact us today and take the next step in your future.
*Financial Aid available to those who qualify.