Deciding on, finding, and applying for jobs or internships is an important process. Career Services offers individualized career counseling, job/internship search assistance, various online and print resources, and multiple on- and off-campus events to help you along the way. Here are some helpful quick tips to assist you with finding a job or internship, and be sure to check out our Upcoming Events and Online Resources:
Get to Know Yourself
Find out who you are. Evaluate your interests, skills and values. This information can help you to decide upon different career opportunities.
Explore through Interviews and Shadowing
Consider Your Best Work Environment
Think about geographical preferences and your ideal work environment (size and office culture). Research specific companies and job descriptions, and save them in self-created files using CareerShift.
Edit Your Resume
Network with family, friends, alumni, professors and past employers who may be able to help in the process. Consider attending a local Speed Networking event or Network Nights.
Apply to Jobs
Start a job/internship application and follow up file.
Make the Most of Our Resources
Use Career Services Online Resources to help you with your search process.
Prepare for Negotiations
Be prepared for a conversation about salary. This video offers advice and strategies for managing the negotiation. The “Salary Negotiation” section of the Ithaca College Career Guide also has helpful information.
Who Recruits at IC?
Ithaca College maintains recruiting relationships with over 6,000 employers and graduate schools. In the last academic year, over 40,000 job and internship opportunities were made available to Ithaca College students and alumni.
For Further Information:
Refer to the “Job and Internship Search Strategies” and “Networking and Professional Etiquette” sections of the Ithaca College Career Guide.