Career Services Undergraduate Students

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Hello Undergraduate Students!

The Career Center provides the following resources and service to undergraduate students. These services are designed to meet the career development and job search needs of students attending undergraduate programs at the University.

Freshman and Sophomore Year

  • Attend workshops and career fairs to develop skills, learn about internships, and get contacts for employment.
  • Build your resume through targeted work experience and assess skills.
  • Clarify short and long term career goals and update your career plan by meeting with a career counselor.
  • Develop skills and build your resume through volunteer work and part-time employment.
  • Explore, research, clarify, and set goals by meeting with your academic advisor or career counselor.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to declare you’re major.
  • Select three areas that you would like to improve related to academic or career interests and discuss them with your academic advisor and career counselor to turn them into goals and activities.
  • Research careers and make notes on academic preparation and skill requirements for specific careers.
  • Schedule a meeting with career counselor or advisor to discuss interests and related majors, clarify goals, assess skills, and develop a career plan.
  • Schedule an appointment to take the Myers Briggs and the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory for exploring interests and understanding work style.
  • Schedule a meeting with a cooperative education coordinator to prepare for internships.
  • Use online career assessment tools and job postings to determine your interests and to get jobs.

Junior Year

  • Apply for a cooperative education or internship experience to build your resume, gain skills, learn new concepts, and find mentors.
  • Assess your skills related to career interests and technology and write three related goals and activities.
  • Attend employer workshops and Career Fairs.
  • Develop a list of contacts for references, internships and job opportunities.
  • Develop a resume for cooperative education or internships.
  • Get involved in clubs, volunteer work, and community service to develop leadership skills.
  • Meet with career center staff to update your resume, to review career plan, to prepare for graduate school admission and to assess skills.
  • Research Companies, Explore Choices, Network, and Prepare for professional Opportunities and Graduate School.
  • Advanced Study and Tests
  • Request information on graduate schools, certification programs, and training programs for continued learning.
  • Use the Career Center resources to research companies that interest you and review hiring areas, practices, and requirements.
  • Use online career development programs.

Senior Year

  • Advanced Study and Tests
  • Apply for graduate school and send support documents, e.g., transcripts, essay, test scores, and recommendations. Research financial aid and graduate school assistantships.
  • Attend public sector, industry, and education job fairs. Complete a second cooperative education or internship experience.
  • Complete the Senior Packet for job placement, recommendations, and placement referrals.
  • Contact employers, administrators, and faculty for recommendations.
  • Continue to develop your resume through co-op experiences, volunteer work, Internships, practicum, part-time employment, and community service.
  • Create a portfolio of recommendations, leadership experiences, awards, and work.
  • Fill out forms for graduation clearance
  • Meet with employers, faculty, and staff to request recommendations for jobs and graduate school admission.
  • Research organizations and industries for potential employment and preparation for interviews
  • Review and complete application requirements for graduate school.
  • Review and complete Senior Packet Forms: Part I: Senior & Graduate Job Placement Registration Materials, Part II: Instructions, Resources, Career Planning & Job Placement Services for Seniors & Graduates.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to develop a job search plan, to review short term and long term career goals, to do interview preparation, and to revise your resume.
  • Schedule mock interviews online and with a career counselor.
  • Update your career plan and resume.
  • Use CollegeCentral, Internet Listing, and Career Center Postings to assist with your job search.

Career Center Services

  • Alumni network and mentoring
  • Calendar of Events
  • Career Assessment
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Library Resources
  • Career Fairs
  • Career Counseling
  • Cooperative Education and Internships (PlacePro)
  • Credentials portfolio
  • Graduate School Information
  • On-campus Recruiting
  • Online Career Development Information and Job Postings
  • Placement Services: Job Postings and Online Job Searches
  • Resources for Job Search and Job Prep
  • Workshops on Job Search Skills, Professional Development and Industry Topics
  • Internship Opportunities, Information on Fellowships, and Research Opportunities

Online Services

Gothic Knight Career Link

 Find your next opportunity with GradLeaders, a new NJCU online career service system.

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3 SIMPLE STEPS to access this free resource:

  1. Visit njcu.edu/career-resources and login with your NJCU credentials
  2. Complete your registration
  3. Upload your resume as a Word Document

Thanks to a partnership with Resume Target, a professional resume writing service, they are pleased to offer complimentary free career-related resources to New Jersey City (NJCU) students and alumni seeking professional development and career tips.

Access the career platform and the free resources available here.

To hire a professional resume writer, start here.

 


Online services enable you to schedule an appointment, research information, and develop your skills at times that meet your busy schedule.

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VAULT CAREER INTELLIGENCE

The Vault career resource is available until December 30, 2020