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Office of Professional Development & Community Engagement

Job Search

The first step in searching for a job is to know what you’re looking for. That means setting goals and gaining focus. You can do that by:

  • Researching career paths
  • Making an appointment with a career advisor to identify strategies best suited to your interests

Once you start searching you want to:

  • Respond to posted and publicized opportunities.
  • Research and contact potential employers directly.

Establish and utilize a network of professionals, friends, family, faculty and alumni (LinkedIn, Professional Networking Symposium)

Resume Ready?

Document your experiences - As you prepare for your internship and job search we want to make sure your toolkit is packed and ready to go. You’ll be surprised at what skills you’ve acquired through experiences that you can weave into your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile to make yourself stand out to employers.

Determine What Sets You Apart?

The first step is to take a look at the skill areas that employers look for when searching for interns and new hires. It’s time to think about experiences you’ve had in your organizations and involvement, classes, volunteering, and employment. In addition, consider how to demonstrate that you possess the competencies that employers desire.