College of Arts and Sciences

Career Planning

Contact Information

Judy Segner

Director, Career Services

College of Security & Intelligence

College of Arts & Sciences

Work: 928-777-6681

Fax: 928-777-3827


Career Services assists students in planning for careers through internships, job opportunities and a variety of degree-specific programs with industry and government employers. Students gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to market themselves successfully in their career fields. Students have access to the best job search tools and techniques available to help them excel in today’s competitive employment market. Career Services provides expertise, resources and guidance through:

  • One-on-one career advisement sessions
  • Resume, cover letter and graduate school admission documents assistance and critiques
  • Interviewing practice and tips
  • Dress and business etiquette; alumni networking; and job and internship search assistance.

Students are encouraged to visit the Career Services Office as freshmen to explore career options and to meet regularly with their Career Services Manager to build their resume, identify prospective internship or research opportunities specific to their degree program and career goals, and to develop a successful job search or graduate education strategy.

Career Services brings potential employers and students together to fill internship and full-time employment needs by sponsoring the EagleHire Network, a web-based resume referral system, and by hosting on-going campus interviews and information sessions, and the Industry/Career Expo every fall.

Degree-specific career exploration, preparation and industry contact opportunities prepare graduates to transition seamlessly to career positions in industry or perform successfully in graduate school.

Aviation Business Administration

  • Phi Beta Lambda student chapter facilitates the development of business and leadership skills. PBL members compete at state and national conferences and network with employers
  • American Association of Airport Executives student chapter facilitates industry connections
  • Faculty-led field trips to state and national business, airport conferences and airport tours
  • Annual United Parcel Service airport air cargo field trip
  • Lean Manufacturing Workshops
  • Air cargo guest speaker series highlights employers
  • The Business Industry Advisory Board provides interview experience and active involvement in student career search

Wildlife Science

  • Students participate in internship experiences with airport wildlife departments, local environmental services departments and environmental consultants
  • The department is chaired by the Director of the International Center for Aviation and Wildlife Risk Mitigation

Global Security & Intelligence Studies

  • ASIS International organization for security professionals, Eagle Chapter
  • The Eagle Operations Center allows for simulation exercises in situational security and intelligence scenarios, emergency management exercises, and senior capstone projects
  • Faculty-let annual Washington DC trip to attend career briefings by Intelligence Community (IC) members
  • The Eagle Eye analytical intelligence newswire prepared by students and distributed to IC members
  • National Security & Intelligence Symposium hosted by Embry-Riddle
  • The Global Forum and Journal staffed and written by students to educate on global issues
  • Video conferences and campus information sessions with IC members
  • Senior Thesis Defense presentations showcase students’ research
  • Faculty-led airport security field trips
  • Forensics lab and research center

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Students complete a senior capstone internship or directed study experience relevant to one of their minors
  • Students participate in degree-specific career opportunities of any of their minors

Space Physics

  •  Sigma Pi Sigma national physics honors society
  • Society of Physics Students national professional organization
  • Faculty facilitated National Science Foundation STEM Scholarships
  • National Science Foundation sponsored speaker series
  • Faculty mentored undergraduate research opportunities
  • Physics Speaker Colloquia focused on increasing student understanding of and preparation for academic careers by hosting visiting professors who talk about their research and offer career insight
  • Student Research Symposium showcases students’ research
  • Space Physics Decisions and Paths Workshop on career-related issues and graduate school preparation
  • Practice sessions to prepare for the Physics Graduate Record Exam
  • Faculty-led physics career seminars
  • Assistance in locating and applying to graduate schools
  • Observatory, Optics, Cosmic Ray, Underwater Sonar, and Cavendish Exotic Propulsion labs and research centers
  • Prescott Astronomy Club, Particle Accelerator Club

A strong academic performance coupled with on-going networking activity and a career-specific internship will greatly enhance opportunities for full time employment in the industry of choice.

Recent career placements for new COAS graduates include these employers: The FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Raytheon Security, U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, FAA, Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Denver International Airport, McCarran Airport, Lockheed Martin Flight Service Station, Starr Aviation, General Dynamics, NAVAIR, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Caltech, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Washington, University of Arizona, Los Alamos National Lab, Fermilab, Idaho National Lab, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.