Career Services & Support

We’re here to help you find success, whether you’re just starting out, or are looking for the next phase of your career. We’ll work with you one-on-one to help you reach your goals.

Getting started.

Finding a job after college doesn’t have to be stressful. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Get started on the basics, like your resume and LinkedIn profile. At our weekly workshops, you can meet iSchool alumni, get one-on-one resume feedback, or do a mock interview. There’s always an opportunity to sharpen your skills at the iSchool.

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Internship Credit

Internships are a great way to apply classroom theory while meeting your career and academic goals. You may register for internship credit after completing half of your academic program. This will help you grow as a professional and get the most out of your internship experience. 

All iSchool students can register for internship credit. Some programs require an internship; consult your program handbook to know if this applies to you. Your internship needs to meet certain criteria and you must track your progress throughout the experience. 

Consult the internship guide for your program to get started.

Resume and Cover Letter

First, read our guides: Building Strong Resumes and Building Strong Cover Letters. 

Once you understand the basics, create your own resume and cover letter. Our templates are a starting point for you to develop your own unique resume.

Professional Online Presence

Developing your online presence showcases your work to prospective employers, helping them recognize your capabilities.

Start by building your Linkedin and Handshake profiles. These platforms are specifically for career networking. They have built-in tools to help you find and apply for jobs that match your profile and experience.

Once you’ve completed your LinkedIn profile, request to join the Syracuse University and iSchool alumni networks. These groups are open to alumni and current students only. Alumni will often post exclusive job, internship, and professional development opportunities in these groups.

Twitter can be a powerful career-building tool. Follow your favorite career websites and official company accounts. You can follow aggregator accounts that target specific industries or cities. Explore hashtags relevant to your interests to participate in industry-related discussions and network.

If you feel limited by social media platforms, consider making your own website. Quickly create a simple and effective site using Weebly, Wix, Yola, or Squarespace. Include your headshot, resume, portfolio, social media links, and contact information.

Interview preparation

Schedule a mock interview with a career counselor through Handshake or practice on your own using InterviewStream. InterviewStream allows you to record practice interviews on your laptop or mobile device. Use a pre-recorded interview scenario or develop your own using a library of over 7,000 interview questions.

Read the InterviewStream user guide

Log in to InterviewStream

Job and Internship Listings

GoinGlobal is an online careers portal for international students within Handshake. It provides a variety of resources for jobs, internships, and employment. It also has valuable information for international students, including visa regulations and other tips and tricks. The portal also provides:

  • 42 country career guides
  • 47 city career guides for the United States and Canada
  • Work permit/visa regulations for world-wide locations
  • H1B employer listings in the US
  • Corporate profiles
  • Business resources
  • Resume/CV writing guidelines and examples
  • Interview advice
  • Cultural advice
  • Worldwide job and internship postings