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The Career Connection Center offers extensive resources to support your career exploration and job search. Explore everything we have to offer, from self-assessment tools to interview and resume tips. 

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Online Internship & Job Sites

Online Internship & Job Sites 

Ready for your internship or job hunt? Start here! 

HandshakeHandshake provides students and alumni with access to the resources of the Stevenson Career Connection Center. Search for jobs and internships, find upcoming career events, and schedule appointments.

Parker Dewey - Parker Dewey connects students with employers on short-term, paid projects (micro-internships), usually in the range of 5 - 40 hours. You can use Parker Dewey to explore different career paths, work on interesting assignments, and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers. Sign up for a profile using your Stevenson email address.

CareerShiftCareerShift searches and organizes jobs posted on all public career sites and job boards. It allows you to search, select and store job listings, research companies, and manage your job hunt in your own personalized interface.

MANGO – MANGO is a free tool that coaches you through networking, starting with the outreach email. It provides step-by-step help on writing customized networking emails, having productive informational interviews, and managing one-on-one networking.

LinkedIn - LinkedIn is an essential tool for your job and internship search. Create and complete your profile, and use LinkedIn to find jobs and network connections.

O*Net OnlineO*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, HR professionals, students, and researchers. 

USAJobsUSAJobs enables federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations. 

The Occupational Outlook HandbookThis handbook can help you find career information, education and training, and pay for hundreds of organizations. 

 
Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Prepping for an upcoming interview? Check out our Interview Prep Guide and quick tips. If you're looking for one-on-one guidance, schedule an advising appointment with one of our career advisors.

Quick Tips for Interviewing 

  • Research by thoroughly reviewing the employer’s website and the job description. Know the employer, know the job.
     
  • Practice by conducting a mock interview with your SU Career Advisor.
     
  • Dress professionally, even if the office is business casual. 
     
  • Be on time and ideally arrive 10 minutes early. 
     
  • Turn off your cellphone.
     
  • Be polite to all. 
     
  • Use a confident handshake. 
     
  • Tell stories and share examples. 
     
  • Remain positive. When sharing a negative experience, explain what you learned from the experience.
     
  • Say thank you. Twice.
Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume is your "foot in the door" for most jobs. To begin polishing your resume, use these sample resumes to help you start crafting one that will stand out.

Your cover letter should introduce yourself, address which job you are interested in and why. It should then provide examples of experiences and skills specific to the position to which you are applying.

General Resources

Links to Example Resumes

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences

Brown School of Business and Leadership

Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions

School of Design

School of Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stevenson University Online

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Our “Career Pathways” provide information on the connections between each Stevenson University major and potential career paths. If you are exploring majors, or what to do with your major, check out your major’s Career Pathway.

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences

Brown School of Business and Leadership

Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions

School of Design

School of Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate School

Graduate School

We can help you determine if grad school is the right step for you. Whether you are considering a masters, a doctorate or a professional degree (e.g. MD, JD, MBA), your Career Advisor can advise on:

  • The graduate school application timeline.
  • Considerations for choosing a graduate school.
  • Financial considerations.
  • Application strategy & essays.

Information on Various Graduate Entrance Exams

Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

Find a career that fits your unique strengths, values, interests, skills, and personality with our Self-Assessment Tools. 

Focus2: guides you through a reliable, intuitive career & education decision making model to help choose a major, explore occupations & make informed career decisions. Access Focus2 via Handshake or the Career Connection Center Portal Page.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Take the MBTI online and meet with an advisor to learn how your unique personality preferences can inform major and career decisions. Call the Office of Career Services to get your MBTI access link.

Strong Interest Inventory:  The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment provides robust insight into a person’s interests. After completing the Inventory, our Career Advisors can guide you though potential careers, educational paths and envision your professional future. Take the Strong Interest Inventory online and connect with a Career Advisor to learn how your interests connect you to major and career.

CliftonStrengths for Students: Learn about your strengths and how to leverage them throughout your career. A quick assessment provides a measure of your natural talents. Take CliftonStrengths for Students and meet with your Career Advisor to learn more about how you can build a strengths-based career.

Other Resources

Other Resources

Evaluating Job Postings for Fraud
The Stevenson Career Connection Center makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on Handshake; however, we cannot guarantee that every employer and posting is a legitimate posting or organization. The ultimate responsibility for researching potential employer and opportunity lies with you, the applicant. This quick tip sheet gives you guidelines on what to look out for, and resources for reporting fraudulent jobs.

U.S. Government Clearance Information
Many jobs with the U.S. government and their contractors require a security clearance. This quick tip gives you some information on the types of clearance, the steps needed to obtain a clearance and links to more information on U.S. Government clearances.

Resources for Stevenson Faculty and Staff
"What is the Stevenson On-Campus Internship Program?" 
Guide to On-Campus Internships for Faculty & Staff

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