iCareer Services

The School of Information Studies is proud of its job placement rate and the corresponding starting salaries of our recent graduates. The Employer Relations & Career Services team works in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Career Services office to offer you extensive services. Explore our services below to determine how we can best help you.

Drop-ins & Advising

We encourage iSchool students to access our one-on-one advising and in-house career advice from the Career Services team located in 114 Hinds Hall. Depending on what you'd like to discuss, you'll either meet with Christopher Perrello or Kathy Benjamin and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Christopher Perrello

Drop-in Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 - 10:00 AM. Other times by appointment via OrangeLink.

Topics: Career & internship search, interviewing skills, resume & cover letter development, networking, job & salary negotiation, help with LinkedIn, navigating at the Career Fair, and professional communication.

Kathy Benjamin

Drop-in Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Topics: Registering internships for credit, CPT/OPT, and OrangeLink questions.

To schedule an appointment with Christopher Perrello via OrangeLink outside of his regular drop-in-hours:

  1. From MySlice, click OrangeLink under the 'Career Services' tab
  2. On the main page of OrangeLink, to the right of the page, is a shortcuts section. Click the first option titled, 'Request an Appointment'
  3. Find, 'iSchool: Christopher Perrello (Career)' from the list of Counselors
  4. Fill-in the date and location (iSchool Career Services)
  5. Click 'Check Availability' and find a time that works for you!
  6. You will first receive an email stating that your request has gone through, followed by a confirmation email that will tell you if your appointment request was approved.

Online Students

Online iSchool students have many options for accessing Career Services. Make an appointment with us to discuss your career options and ask questions by phone or via Skype. 

Most career workshops are streamed live or recorded so distance students can access them. See our Resources Page for videos of past events.

IM for Executives

The MS in Information Management for Executives program requires significant and related professional experience as a pre-requisite. As a result, for this program, the internship is neither required nor available. The iSchool has very strong Career Services and – for the traditional Information Management program - the internship is often the precursor to employment.

The employers and recruiters who visit college campuses are seeking entry level professionals and not executives. The iSchool’s Career Services team offers a different set of services to the executive student, such as high level interview and resume advising.

Career Events

The iSchool’s Employer Relations & Career Services team produces a number of programs for our students. While many career development programs are iSchool specific, we work with career service offices across Syracuse University so students can experience programming in many disciplines and with a diversity of potential employers.

iSchool Career Fair
Held every semester, the iSchool holds a Career Fair. A variety of top employers in the information industry connect with iSchool students during this fair targeted specifically for iSchool undergraduate and graduate students.
iSchool Career Development Presentations:
Career Services staff and guests present multiple offerings throughout the semester in areas such as: Preparing for Your Job Search; Conducting Your Job Search; Resume & Cover Letter Writing; Interviewing Skills & Preparation; and Communicating with Employers.

Employer Visits:
The Employer Relations team hosts a number of employers each year who run seminars, host office hours, and serve on career-related panels. Representative companies include: Fidelity, JPMorganChase, Corning Inc., Microsoft, EY, CNY Library Resources Council, Fayetteville Free Library, start-ups, and the CIA.

Guest Lectures:
The iSchool works with its corporate partners to bring innovative and engaging professionals to the campus to speak with students. Industry experts from Lockheed Martin, Amazon Web Services, GE, and other top technology companies have come to campus to engage with our students.