Student Guide for Working With Us

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Follow these Steps to Get Started

If you are a declared Business major, you can start working with us today. Just take the following action:

  1. Create a GradLeaders profile and upload your resume
    Visit njcu.edu/career-resources to access the GradLeaders Career Services Database. Complete your profile and upload your resume (in Microsoft Word format). This platform has a "Resume Builder" function built into it. See this sample to give you an idea of how to format the document. 
     
  2. Establish a LinkedIn account and connect with the School of Business' Director of Career Services Joshua Iannuzzi. If you do not yet have a LinkedIn profile, please establish one. When you reach out to connect with Joshua Iannuzzi, make sure to personalize the message so we know who the request is coming from. Connection requests will only be accepted if you customize the message request. Your LinkedIn profile should have your up-to-date information, including your employment/education details as well asa professional photograph, headline and summary. See the LinkedIn to-do list below for more guidance on building your profile and professional network.
     
  3. Make an appointment to meet with us. Once you have taken the aforementioned actions outlined in this guide, students can set an appointment with a School of Business Career Services representative by clicking here!

Webinar on how to best access the School of Business Career Services: VIDEO LINK


 

 

 LinkedIn To Do List: 

  • Connect with Career Services Director, Joshua Iannuzzi, by sending a customized message and request to connect (not just a blank connection request). 
  • An appropriate profile photo (not a selfie). This does not to need to be a professional head shot or portrait but you should be dressed professionally, framed from your shoulders up, against a plain background. This should not be a selfie. If you want a professional headshot, contact the Career Services department to see when the photographer will be available to take portraits for students. 
  • A customized and shortened URL. Instructions can be found here.  
  • An up-to-date headline. This should not include your title and company. You will want to consider adding your professional objective or the type of professional opportunity you are seeking. 
  • An up-to-date summary: This should be around 3–5 short paragraphs long, similar to your generic cover letter. It should walk the reader through your work passions, key skills, unique qualifications, and a list of the various industries you’ve had exposure to over the years 
  • An up-to-date experience section: This should include your current/most recent internships and jobs. Make sure your experience section is fleshed out with bullet points that describe what you did, how well you did it, and who it impacted with all of your previous employers. Be sure to utilize numbers and statistics along with employer logo when possible. 
  • An up-to-date education section listing your current work at NJCU along with any previous education you have. Do not include anything from high school or earlier.
  • Anything additional that can strengthen your profile. Add any projects, languages you speak, volunteer experience, and certifications that you possess. 
  • Add your email address to the contact information section of your resume. 
  • Obtain recommendations. Have someone who you've worked for or interned with provide you with a LinkedIn recommendation. Instructions can be found here.
  • Connect with groups and organizations. You can start with New Jersey City University (NJCU), NJCU School of Business, NJCU Alumni, NJCU Career Center, and any other organizations relevant to your current/future career 

If you have any questions or need help, do not hesitate to reach out: to the Career Center Director Josh Iannuzzi at Jiannuzzi2@njcu.edu or set up an online appointment to talk.