Find a Job
Whether you're looking for a part-time job, an internship, or a full-time, degree-requiring position, these resources can assist you in your job search! While this list is not exhaustive, awareness of the options gives you more resources to expand and diversify your job search plan.
Whether you are a current student, recent graduate, or experienced alumnus of Southeastern, you have access to thousands of part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities with our “one-stop career shop”, Handshake. Create a “saved search” to set up email notifications when new positions are uploaded to the system. In addition, you can register for on-campus interview opportunities and Office of Career Services events, connect with like-minded students across the country, network with employers, and more!
Use career fairs as a great opportunity to meet a large number of companies in one place and learn about several career opportunities. Look at the list of participating employers, make a list of who you would like to meet, and do your research! In addition, prepare a brief introduction of yourself, have an updated copy of your resume ready and wear business professional attire.
Sign-up to participate in on-campus recruiting events and on-campus interviews in Handshake. Attend other on-campus events such as information sessions, employer panels, professional student organization meetings and webinars, and more!
In-person networking can give you an edge over the competition and is one of the top ways to find a job. Conduct informational interviews to connect with professionals in your industry and continue building your network. In addition, join LinkedIn to keep track of and connect with like-minded students and professionals. Continue to reach out to your network to keep in touch.
We are living in a virtual world! Using platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter makes networking easier, and many companies use social sites for hiring purposes. Follow company/organization accounts for insight in their culture, industry trends, services, and information. Professionally interact with their posts.
Search for opportunities by reflecting on your priorities. This could mean searching for positions based on specific factors (company name, company values, geographic location, position title, and more). Once you have your list of targeted companies, look at the company’s website for open opportunities.
You can connect with individuals interested in similar career paths who can provide helpful career advice. Be aware that you may need to pay a fee to join professional organizations and access certain career opportunities. Look for a “Careers” or “Jobs” tab on their websites to find opportunities. Attend professional conferences and meetings to develop your network.
Common job boards (i.e., Indeed.com, LinkedIn.com, Careerbuilder.com, etc.) are a good way to learn about opportunities and in-demand career areas, but competition is higher because anyone is able to apply through the site.