The first step in searching for a job is to know what you’re looking for. That means setting goals and gaining focus. You can do that by:
- Putting together a job search plan
- Researching career paths for your major(s)
- Making an appointment with a counselor to identify strategies best suited to your interests
Once you start searching you want to:
- Identify a ‘hit list’ of potential employers.
- Establish and use a network of friends, family, faculty and alumni.
- Respond to posted and publicized opportunities.
Online Resources for Your Search
Handshake – The University’s online career and internship database. Fill out your profile to receive targeted emails about jobs of interest to you.*
CareerShift – Mega-search engine combined with the ability to locate contacts based on several criteria (e.g., geography and college affiliation).
Job Search by Category – A large collection of field specific links across all industries, including job boards, professional associations, and more.
Career and Internship Digest Online – Published weekly during the school year, the Senior Digest and Engineering Digest can be accessed through our blog.
Part-Time Off-Campus Job – This is the number one job board for hourly jobs! Perform an hourly job search by industry, company name, or location to find your next hourly job today.
LinkedIn – This social networking platform lets you connect with potential employers, network with your peers and future colleagues, and explore job postings.
Write Resumes and Cover Letters
Visit our resume, cover letter and other documents page or make an appointment to work with a career advisor or peer career advisor for helpful hints. Please bring an electronic copy of the resume and/or cover letter with you to the meeting.
Receiving and Accepting an Offer
Never accept and then later renege on an offer. You can, and should, ask for the appropriate amount of time to collect information and make this important decision.
*Handshake System Disclaimer
The Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center provides a job and internship referral service for students and prospective employers, whereby employers may post information about their current openings in Handshake. Handshake allows students to access those listings to identify opportunities, submit applications for certain listings, and arrange interviews with particular employers.
The posting of job and internship announcements on this site does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation from the University of Rochester. Students are responsible for all necessary precautions when applying for, interviewing for, or accepting these positions, and users are responsible for checking the credentials and integrity of the employer. Further, the University of Rochester is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus opportunities.
If you have questions or need guidance or advice on how to conduct effective research on organizations or opportunities, please contact the Career and Internship Center at (585) 275-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.