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JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

There are many ways to go about a job search. The more you diversify your approach, the higher your chances of succes. Below are a few of the ways alumni have approached their search.

Advanced searching involves doing research in your field of interest, getting to know people currently in the field or company of your choice, and learning the steps they took to get there and more. It means going above and beyond in order to give yourself the greatest chance of success.

ADVANCED SEARCH STRATEGIES

INTERNSHIPS

A great way to explore career fields, learn new skills, build connections, and gain hands-on experience. Completing one or more is always a good strategy. Get started on our internship section.

ORGANIZATION WEBSITES

Directly identify, research, and build connections with employers hiring in your field. Alumni in these companies are good starting points. 

NETWORKING

Build relationships with employers, faculty, staff, and alumni. The more people you connect with, the more likely you’ll hear about potential opportunities. Check out our section on networking to get started building your network.

Job Search Strageties

Essential searching means looking through job boards, company postings and seeing what’s open: the kinds of tasks that most job candidates do first.

ESSENTIAL SEARCH STRATEGIES

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWING

Engaging with recruiters who come to campus for fairs, events, meet & greets, and more can help them place your face to your name when you apply to their open positions. Learn more about on-campus interviewing and how you can take advantage of it.

JOB BOARDS

A quick way to see what is open; however, only 5% of open positions are shown to you. For a starting list, take a look at our job search engines section. Still, don't rely only on these as you are searching. 

TEMP AGENCIES

Another way to get extra experience in your industry of choice. Sometimes these opportunities turn into permanent roles.