The Career Development Office (CDO) has resources to make your job search successful starting NOW – don’t wait! Visit us as a freshman and each year to prepare for the search and to build connections with companies.
The fall semester is the primary recruiting season for externships, internships, and full-time employment. This means that companies are hiring at the fall semester career fair (September) for summer internships and full-time employment. Many companies will attend the spring fair (February) as well, but the recruiting is not as heavy. It is typically somewhat of a shock to students that you need to begin this networking and interview process so early, but you must be very proactive in this process. Many full-time offers are made to students who have participated in the company’s internships so, you can see the importance of starting early. Watch for the FCB Career Fair dates on our website, in Handshake, and our social media.
We do not offer job placements but offer various opportunities to meet with companies and recruiters. Students find jobs in different ways. Some secure positions on their own, through faculty, friends, family members, or others they know. Some students will find and apply for positions through our Handshake database of job and internship opportunities, which is updated daily by employers.
Job search websites we recommend:
- Handshake – Work with college recruiters who post these opportunities and really understand college students and your skill level.
- Idealist for nonprofit, sustainable, causes, and grad schools
- Visit websites directly for companies you are interested in and view their career page
- There are also niche websites for each industry which the Career Development Office can assist you to find
- To stay up to date with virtual networking events, fairs, jobs and internships, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram! As the semester begins, bookmark these links to find virtual events/fairs and jobs/internships.
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