Online resources for career planning.
Career and Education Planning Solutions for Students/Recent Grads
FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning system designed specifically for college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career-relevant personal qualities (work interests, personality, skills, values, etc.) and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument is available at Career Services as a self-scorable assessment. The MBTI will enable you to understand your personality type, which is helpful in making career related decisions in understanding the fields, careers, and work environments that may be of interest to you. Upon completion of the instrument, your customized personality type will be reviewed and interpreted in more detail with Career Services staff.
Alumni/Student Mentoring Program
The Mentoring Program is intended to provide current students of all majors and class standings with the ability to connect with alumni and receive mentorship to make informed career decisions. By accessing alumni’s valuable career experience and occupational knowledge, students will enhance their own career development by understanding the relationship between coursework, experiential education, networking, personal traits, and career. Likewise, students will have the opportunity to expand their understanding of career through the guidance and advice of mentors in areas of current professional trends, market conditions, career tracks, opportunities for advancement, and much more.
Before requesting to join the Mentoring Program, please review the student guidelines and schedule an appointment to speak with The Center for Career and Professional Development for a brief orientation session.
Job and Internship Application Resources
Resume and Reference Guide
An important first step in the job search process is the development of a professional résumé, highlighting education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Make an appointment with a career coach in The Center for Career and Professional Development for an individualized résumé critique.*
Cover Letter Guide
Cover letters are frequently used correspondence during the job search process. They typically accompany résumés and should be tailored to reflect the specific positions to which you apply. The Center for Career and Professional Development provides individualized critiques of cover letters.*
Interviewing and Thank You Letter Guide
An interview is your opportunity to communicate your experience, qualifications, personality, and enthusiasm about the position. The Center for Career and Professional Development can assist by conducting mock interviews and helping to prepare answers to commonly asked interview questions. After the interview, following up with a thank you letter is a professional and courteous gesture. The Center for Career and Professional Development will also critique your thank you letters.*
* A minimum of three business days is required for a document critique; time will vary based on critique volume.
Internships are an important part of students' professional development, offering valuable work experience, insight to possible careers, and networking opportunities. With skills and experience gained from internships, students increase their marketability upon graduation.
If considering an internship, it is important for students to consult with their faculty advisor and/or academic internship coordinator, as some programs require internships or may offer academic credit upon completion of non-required internships.
The Center for Career and Professional Development assists students with researching and identifying internship opportunities through a variety of online databases, including:
Connect Mohawk Valley
Connect Mohawk Valley facilitates on-the-job learning opportunities between high school students, college students and local businesses in the Mohawk Valley. Connect focuses on internships and apprenticeships.
Internships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location.
Micro-Internships with Parker Dewey
Parker Dewey's "Micro-Internships" allow students to apply to remote, short-term, professional assignments, while also allowing companies to assess highly motivated students and recent graduates for fit, should there be full-time opportunities. These paid opportunities are non-credit bearing, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, can be completed year-round, and help students develop career readiness skills.
Public Service Internships
Review internship opportunities within government at the local, state, and federal level.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Programs are listed on this website by state.
- Access to internship and job opportunities from both our employer partners and from employers around the country.*
- The ability to create your professional profile and post your resume for employers to find and recruit you.
- Registration to The Center’s events and workshops, as well as employer events and information sessions.
- Scheduling appointments with your Career Coach and the Campus Employment Coordinator.
- A fully functional mobile app (search for Handshake), available in the App Store or GooglePlay.
Questions? Contact The Center or visit the help guide.
* Please note: While we review and vet opportunities from our employer partners, always be diligent about conducting your own review of all employers and their opportunities. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Likewise, never give out personal information like social security numbers, bank accounts, etc. If you believe an employer or an opportunity is fraudulent, notify The Center immediately.
Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
Indeed is a job aggregator that pulls position postings from multiple sites and lists them in one convenient place.
ZipRecruiter is an online employment marketplace, powered by AI-driven smart matching technology, which connects businesses and job seekers through innovative mobile, web, and email services, as well as partnerships with the best job boards on the web.
U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.
The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign also compiles a Corporate Equality Index, rating workplaces on LGBT policies and work practices.
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For a general list of frequently used logins, you can also visit our logins page.