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Attention graduate students: Most of what's listed here is intended for you as well as undergrads, but we also offer you customized services. Click  here for more information.

Alumni: click here for information about our services tailored to your needs.

Career Communities

 

 

Handshake

Handshake is the Career Center’s database of off- and on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, and volunteer positions.  Features also include an employer directory, events calendar, and mobile app!

 

Career Communities
Career Communities connect students, employers, faculty, and staff through common career interests and industries (not majors,) and offer you access to customized programming, job/internship listings, and coaching!
Individual Coaching
Consultations (approximately 30 minutes) that may focus on any aspect of the career decision-making or job/internship search processes.
Group Coaching
Meetings (approximately 60 minutes) between one Career Center staff member and up to 5 students, allowing goal-oriented students to draw strength from interaction with each other.  Topics may include interviewing skills, “practice your pitch,” resume review, preparing for a job fair, mock group interviewing, job/internship search strategies, and networking.
Drop-In Advising
For questions that don’t require a full appointment, we offer drop-in hours by Career Community or specialized interest, every day from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. For details, see your Career Community page and/or this page.  You can also speak with one of our career counseling interns or a front desk staff member anytime our office is open.
Resume and Cover Letter Review
We critique printed resumes by appointment (approximately 15 minutes), and you can sign up for a time slot using Handshake!  For helpful tips and samples anytime, click here.
Mock Interviews
 By individual or group appointment, you can practice responding to typical interview questions, and receive feedback from a Career Center staff member.  For helpful tips anytime, click here.
Self-Assessments/Inventories
 We recommend a suite of “ career tests” to assist you in the career exploration process.
Workshops and Events
The Career Center offers many in-person and online educational events, and also conducts some presentations upon request. A schedule of upcoming events is available on Handshake.
Classes
The Career Center offers two credit-bearing elective courses:
  • CAR 110: A two-credit course, ideal for freshmen and sophomores, focusing on career exploration
  • CAR 210 : A one-credit course, ideal for juniors and seniors, focusing on career planning
Job Fairs, On-Campus Recruiting (OCR), and Other Employer Events
  • On-Campus Recruiting (OCR): The OCR program brings employers to campus, where they interview students for positions within their organizations. The entire process is done online via Handshake

OCR Student Participation Contract

  • Job and Internship Fairs: We offer several fairs each semester for students and alumni to meet employers and learn more about job, internship, and co-op opportunities at their organizations.  For a schedule, see Handshake or our homepage.

  • Resume Review: On specially scheduled days, you may drop in and have your resume critiqued by an employer representative.
  • Information Sessions: Attend to hear employers talk about positions within their organizations, and tips on applying for them.  For a schedule, see Handshake.
Career Advisors Network (CAN)
CAN allows you to connect with alumni and friends who have volunteered to make themselves available for mentoring, advice, and/or informational interviews with students.  This is an excellent way to learn more about occupations and industries that interest you!
Job Shadowing and Employer Site Visits
We can connect you with host professionals on Long Island, in NYC and beyond for opportunities to spend a day in the workplace, touring the facility, shadowing a professional through a normal day’s activities, learning more about the organization and industry, and sometimes even participating in actual office projects.  Click here for more information.
Community Service
The Career Center has developed partnerships with hundreds of nonprofit agencies, which offer you volunteer opportunities on and off campus.
Internships and Cooperative Education (Co-op)
 An internship is a carefully monitored work or service experience in which students create specific learning goals and actively reflect on what they are learning throughout the semester.  A co-op is a highly structured experience that integrates classroom studies with work in a field related to a student’s academic or career goals. For more information on these opportunities, click here.
On-Campus Jobs
Please visit our Student Employment page for information on on-campus jobs.
Diversity Programs
 We offer several specialized programs and a wealth of informational resources for members of diverse populations.
Additional Resources
 We curate a list of external websites where you can search for positions and learn more about careers.  Find this information throughout our site, especially in your Career Community and on this page.

 

Career Communities

 

INTRODUCTION

Career Communities  connect students, employers, faculty, and staff through common career interests and industries, and offer you access to customized programming, job/internship listings, and coaching. They are NOT organized by major, since   your career interests may or may not relate directly to what you’re studying , and you are welcome to join as many as you wish!

Joining a Community gives you access to:

  •   Streamlined emails with handpicked jobs and internships
  •   Programs tailored to your interests
  •   Group career coaching and office hours with a specialist, offered weekly
  •   Individual appointments with your community career counselor(s)
To join a career community

1. Log into your Handshake account

2. Click on Career Interests

3. Scroll down to Career Communities and join as many as you would like!

Please note
If you had previously indicated Career Clusters of interest on your Handshake profile, you have automatically been assigned to a similar Career Community. We realize that your interests may have evolved over time, so if you would like to change or add a Community in your profile, you can do so by following the above instructions for joining a Community.  

Click on the community titles below for more information. 

 

 

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