Yes – the Career Center is open for services – virtually – just like your classes.
During extended spring break, office phones will be answered between 10 am to 4 pm.
Yes! We have two options. Career Coaches will be offering
meetups (more availability than individual appointments) each week. You can find them by:
Logging into Handshake and clicking on Events on the top menu bar
Click Event Search on the top menu bar
Search by Keyword: Meetup
Connection instructions will be provided in the event description box
Virtual appointments can be scheduled via Handshake. Select phone or Google Hangout.
Log into Handshake and click on Career Center in the top right corner
Click on the Appointments box
Select what type of appointment you would like
Career Coaching (including career advice for all career communities, experiential learning, student
employment, diversity programs)
Resume or Cover Letter Review -- note: for Resume Review you must upload the current version of your resume to Handshake beforeyou meet with your career coach.
Yes – also virtual! You can chat with coaches via Zoom. Career Coaches are available
by appointment on
Handshake or during their
A virtual chat with our trained Career Coaching interns to discuss common topics like
how to use Handshake, preparing for interviews and more! Ready to connect? Here’s
Step 1:Go to our Peer to Peer Virtual Hours site and
choosethe intern you would like to speak with. Select "Connect with
Intern" to begin your conversation with a Peer Career Coach.
Step 2: Select "Send a Message" and ask our interns about resume and interview advice, job
search tips, and other career related topics.
Please note: You may send a message whenever you would like, but interns will only respond during
their virtual hours.
Yes – virtually! Close to 60 internal and external sessions are on Handshake now.
Log into your Handshake account and click Events on the top menu bar
A list of upcoming events will populate the page. To search for specific events,
and utilize filters, select
Event Search in the top right corner of the page.
Each event will have instructions for virtually connecting in the description box.
Log into Handshake and then click on Jobs on the top menu bar
Click on Employers on the second top menu bar
You can search employers by several filters (including location, size, and industry).
When you click on an employer record you will find:
Basic facts and employer description (including reviews and interview questions if
any have been submitted)
Contact Information: Link to website, phone and email if the company has provided
Current job postings
Students across the Handshake network who have worked at the organization (you may
Stony Brook University only). Message students to ask questions, learn about their experiences, and build your network!
Don't forgot to check the
Events section of Handshake regularly for pre-scheduled virtual employer events.
Yes! If you would like to have a one-time career conversation (micro-mentoring) with an SBU Mentor, this is the program for
you. An SBU Mentor is a professional who volunteers their time to speak with you,
share advice, and provide career insight for students and recent alumni.
This program is about helping you to make a professional connection with a SBU alumni
and teaching you how to network -
not about asking for jobs/internships. If you are interested, please apply.
Internship and Student Employment FAQs
All students enrolled in EXT 288 and 488 have been emailed instructions. To summarize:
Speak with your internship site supervisor to understand what, if any, COVID-19 plans
are in place that might affect your internship.
If you feel concerned about health and safety, speak to your site supervisor about
completing your internship remotely (internship supervisors are being notified of
the University status and encouraged to assist you in finishing your internship remotely).
If you’re unable to complete your internship, please completeTHIS FORMso we can assist you.
Communicate with your faculty sponsor about the situation and develop a plan, if needed,
as to how you will fulfill your obligations to earn your internship credit.
Supplemental online assignments may be provided to students unable to continue their
The Career Center and your faculty are fully committed to ensuring that you have the
opportunity to complete your obligations and earn the credits, no differently than
earning credits for another class that has shifted to an alternative format. If you
need assistance with how to manage the conversation with your internship supervisor,
please contact us and we’ll be happy to guide you.
For students enrolled in another credit-bearing internship course,[i.e. BUS 488, PSY 488], contact your department for specific guidelines.
This is a personal decision to be discussed directly between you and the employer.
Most likely. Supervisors have been encouraged to maintain the employment arrangement
as many of our students rely on paid employment for financial security, and to provide
alternatives to on-site work, such as remote, virtual, and independent projects, or
a mix, as well as alternative responsibilities, such as projects that are better fit
for remote work.
You should speak with your supervisor to create a plan.
Because this situation changes from day to day, we suggest you keep continuous communication
with the employer. The employer will likely have an answer for you about the status
of your internship closer to the end of the semester.
Here is just a sample of some of the online resources we have on our website to help
you with your career development and job search.
CAREER RESEARCH & EXPLORATION
VAULT - Career Research, Industry Research, Employer Research, Career Advice and more!
What Can I Do With my Major? - Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your
chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers
CareerExplorer by Sokanu - A comprehensive interest, personality, and preference assessment that measures you
against over 140 traits and uses that data to accurately find your top matches with
our 800+ career encyclopedia.
16Personalities MBTI Test - Personality inventories and assessments offer insight into how your personality compares
to others and how you prefer to work.