Launch Your Career
Now that you've explored different career paths and built experience, you're ready to launch your career. We recommend you complete at least 2 internships before you graduate. According to NACE's 2017 Internship and Co-op Report, 60% of interns received full-time job offers. To get started on your search, download our PDF guides.
This guide covers: Starting Your Search | Networking with Employers | Preparing Your Professional Pitch | Attending Job/Internship Fairs & Info Sessions | Utilizing LinkedIn | Conducting an Informational Interview
This guide covers: Resume Basics | Resume Samples (By Interest Area) | Writing Accomplishment Statements | Using Action Verbs | Identifying Transferable Skills | Online Resume Review (VMock) | Applicant Tracking Systems | CV vs. Resume | Cover Letter Basics | Cover Letter Sample | Reference List Basics
Interviewing Guide (PDF)
This guide covers: Interviewing Basics | Big Interview | Types of Interviews | Common Interview Questions | Behavioral, Situational, and Difficult Questions | Interview Attire | Interview Etiquette | Thank You Notes | Negotiating an Offer
Graduate Student Guide (PDF)
This guide covers: Types of Opportunities for Graduate Students | How to Find Opportunities | Utilizing LinkedIn | SJSU Handshake | In-Person Networking | CV vs. Resume | Interview Preparation
Practice Your Skills
Develop career readiness skills over the course of one semester by completing the Launch Your Career Badge, part of the Career Readiness Passport Program.