Ithaca College Career Services
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:
- Find out who you are. Evaluate your interests, skills and values. This information can help you to decide upon different career opportunities.
- Conduct informational interviews or job shadows to learn firsthand what your field is about. Consider participating in Take an Ithacan to Work Week. Also, research occupations using O*Net and OOH.
- 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.
- Have your resume and cover letter critiqued multiple times, including by Career Services.
- Attend recruiting events on and off campus including the and on-campus interviews.
- 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.
- Start a job/internship application and follow up file.
- Be prepared for a conversation about salary. See the "Salary Negotiation" section of the Ithaca College Career Guide.
For further information, refer to the "Job and Internship Search Strategies" and "Networking and Professional Etiquette" sections of the Ithaca College Career Guide.
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What Do College Career Services Offices Do?
Most, if not all, college students share the same goal. They want to use their college education to help them pursue a career. The career services office, sometimes called the career center, career placement office, or career office, helps students (and often alumni) meet that goal by providing a variety of services. Here are some basic services you can expect from your college's career services office. If you are shopping around for a college, you may want to make sure your college provides these services.