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 (PDF)

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


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 (PDF)

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


vmockGet your resume started with VMock, a resume building tool that gives instant feedback and targeted analytics to help you make a solid first impression.


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


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


Applying to Graduate School Guide (PDF)

This guide covers: Exploring Graduate School | Types of Graduate Degrees | Researching Graduate Schools | Application Requirements


Graduate Student Career 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 module in Canvas, part of the Career Readiness Program. 



Career Coaching

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


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