Career Development/Resources

How Can We Help You?

The Office of Career and Internship Services assists students to acquire skills that will help obtain employment.  We can assist with resumes, cover letters, interviewing techniques and job readiness tips.  The office also provides various workshops throughout the year.  A list of upcoming workshops can be found here.

FOCUS

Use this career assessment tool to see what career direction is best for you to follow. Create a portfolio and explore schools and jobs in your career area.

This self-paced career guidance tool will enable you to self-assess your career-relevant personal qualities: work interests, personality, skills, work values and leisure activities. It can help you to explore career fields and major areas of study that match your assessment results.

You can use FOCUS* to help you choose or change a major and also to verify your earlier preferences or choices of a career field.

Call the Office of Career & Internship Services at (845) 341-4444 to schedule an appointment and get started on your career exploration journey.

*FOCUS is hosted by Career Dimensions, Inc.

Career Coach

Use this free online tool to help determine the best career and major for you. See what degree is required for a specific career and access real-time, current information about open positions and average salaries. Click here to get started with Career Coach today!

Interviewing (Big Interview)

To improve your interviewing savvy, create your free Big Interview account. You can watch videos to help improve your interviewing techniques and practice answering questions using your webcam. Your self-confidence will improve and you will be on your way to receive that coveted job. Get started with Big Interview today!

Interviewing Tips (PDF) provides a list of interviewing guidelines to follow.

Career Workshops

Offered throughout the year on topics such as "Choosing a College Major", "Resumes", "Identifying Your Skills", and LinkedIn".

Job Postings

Employers are always looking for good help. New job opportunities are posted every day from many employers throughout the area. Check our job boards in the Shepard Student Center and our online job board by entering our Career Portal.* Jobs are posted for 30 days, and in order to search for jobs, you must register with our office which you can do online.

*Career Portal is hosted by College Central Network

 

Resume and Cover Letter Basics

A resume is your first step in landing the job of your dreams. We can assist you in creating a resume which can get you that coveted interview. If you need help in creating a resume or cover letter, or if you would like to have your resume or cover letter critiqued before you send it out to employers, you are in the right place!  We offer:

  • assistance with resume and cover letter construction
  • sample resumes and cover letters
  • career specific resume samples
  • resume critiques

Resume Guidelines (PDF) We believe every resume needs a cover letter to introduce the person who is sending that resume. This letter has distinct form and content and should point out the candidate's qualifications and sincere interest in the position.  This document is your chance to market yourself as the best person for the position offered.  Cover Letter Guidelines (PDF) If you prefer, you may obtain a hard copy of these guidelines by stopping in at Career and Internship Services, Shepard Student Center, room 227.