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.

Job/Internship Search Guide

This guide covers: Starting Your Search | Networking with Employers | Preparing a Conversation Starter | Attending Job/Internship Fairs & Info Sessions | Utilizing LinkedIn | Conducting an Informational Interview

 

sjsuhandshakeStart your job and internship search with SJSU Handshake, which has thousands of internships, on-campus jobs, part-time jobs, full-time jobs, and volunteer opportunities.

 

Resume/Cover Letter Guide

This guide covers: Resume Basics | Resume Samples (By Interest Area) | Writing Accomplishment Statements | Using Action Verbs | Identifying Transferable Skills | Applicant Tracking Systems | CV vs. Resume | Cover Letter Basics | Cover Letter Sample | Reference List Basics

 

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Interviewing Guide

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

 

big interviewPractice your interviewing skills with Big Interview, which has interview questions by industry and tips on how to answer common interview questions. 

Practice Your Skills

launchcareerspassport

Develop career readiness skills over the course of one semester by completing the Launch Your Career Badgepart of the Career Readiness Passport Program. 

 

 

Career Coaching

Stay on track by following the Career Readiness Roadmap. For more help, meet with a career counselor by making an appointment on SJSU Handshake.

 

Explore Majors and Careers

 

Build Experience

 

Launch Your Career