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Internship and Job Search Resources


Handshake is Syracuse University's career development tool, and it's your starting point for all your career-related needs.

Through Handshake, you can:

  • Look for jobs and internships
  • Research employers
  • Update your profile with career-related information to stand out to recruiters.

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Determine Your Goals

It can be difficult to find something if you don’t know what you’re looking for!

Start with an idea of some of the qualities that you’re looking for in a job or internship before beginning your search. Possible descriptors, like an industry or company name, a skill you hope to obtain, or geographic region you prefer can help determine your search terms and might dictate what resources you use to identify positions. 

Self-Assessment Tools

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.

Career Development Resources

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Resources for Library Science Students

Library and LIS Job Posting Websites

  • INeed a Library Job: INALJ offers a daily digest of library jobs, articles, success stories, and is active on Twitter at @ineedalibraryjob
  • ALA JobList: American Library Association's #1 source for jobs in LIS and Technology. New publications, professional development offerings and opportunities to connect and network
  • Compiles a list of sites to search for lib jobs and other information service resources

Podcasts: Portfolio Development for Library and Information Professionals

Podcasts by Jill Hurst-Wahl, Associate Professor of Practice, on the who, what, where, when, and why of developing your professional porfolio in a series of 5 podcasts. Each podcast is under 5 minutes.

Career Research Sites

  • SU Library Career Centers Support Guide: links to useful databases for detailed research on employers
  • Stay industry-savvy with latest tech news, analysis, how-to, blogs, and video for IT professionals
  • Provide salary calculations and salary-related advice
  • Provides company descriptions, employee feedback, salary information and other useful tidbits to help you in your research
  • InformationWeek: A magazine and online source for Technology and Business news
  • Gartner Group:Technology research and advisory company, focuses on issues in IT businesses, from communicating IT value to big data
  • BusinessWeek: A weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg, L.P.

General Job Posting Sites

  • AnyIntern: Find your perfect internship
  • OPT Nation: (Opportunities for Students) is one of the most popular US-based job portal, which offers the best OPT Jobs for international students.
  • known as the hub for tech jobs
  • one of the top job web sites
  • focuses on nonprofit organizations
  • : internships & entry-level jobs
  • internships, part-time & full-time jobs for students/recent grads focused on start-ups and tech
  • ZipRecruiter: The smartest way to get hired
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