Your graduation is one step towards building your career. We know that the next step can be intimidating and we look forward to helping you navigate through the process. You can do this! Depending on where you are on your journey, you may need different support. Check out the following resources to get started and put your best foot forward.
We recommend you stay cautious and vigilant. Job scams and fraudulent activities are increasing and it is important to listen to your instincts. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Employers post their jobs with us through HireStanState/Handshake. Be sure to update your profile and upload a resume to let them know you are open to opportunities. Put your best foot forward with a resume critique from our career coaches.
Employers want to connect! It’s never too late to seek a full-time professional position. Get started by connecting with recruiters in a job fair setting at our virtual and/or in person events.
Employers also join us throughout the semester through tabling during Warrior Wednesdays or hosting Information Sessions virtually or on campus. Stay connected on HireStanState/Handshake to identify sessions and reserve your space.
Meet with a Career Coach to review your resume, ask about job search strategies, build a LinkedIn page, and more!
Here are some ideas as to where to start, if you’re not quite sure where to go:
- Activate and/or update your HireStanState/Handshake account
- Have your resume critiqued by a career coach
- Post your resume to HireStanState/Handshake
- Meet with a coach to establish a job search plan
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Services are available to alumni.
All majors prepare you for a variety of careers. It is important to consider the kinds of work you want to be doing, the environment in which you would like to be, and what your expectations are of the work. Connect with us and/or use our What Can I Do With This Major resource or Focus 2 to identify job titles.
Check out our Resume Resources and use our Walk-In Hours to connect with us. We can provide feedback or discuss options. You can add class presentations/projects, volunteer work, paid and unpaid experiences. You have a lot to offer. Let us help you put it on paper.
More often than not, internships will require that you are a continuing student. This means that employers often hire current students for internships, not necessarily recent graduates. This is not always the case, but once you graduate we recommend looking for a variety of opportunities, not just internships.
Utilize Big Interview to prepare. There is an educational section that shares valuable information related to interviews and a Practice session that allows you to record yourself answering the most common interview questions in a variety of industries. Check it out today! Connect with us for the Organization Code.
Updated: August 21, 2023