Find Jobs and Internships
Looking for a job is a job in itself. There are things you can do to make the process easier and more productive.
Your time should be split between networking and engaging potential contacts, researching, sending out resumes and cover letters, and following up on leads. Effective self-marketing can tell the person who has the hiring power, who you are and what you can do. You will then able to better position yourself and be ready to respond and apply promptly; demonstrating your enthusiasm for those emerging job and internship opportunities.
Use the resources on these pages to help you plan your job or internship search.
Search anytime for job & internship opportunities posted for Purchase students and alumni on our customized online system.
Browse sites that can help with your career research, exploration and job and internship search.
Tips for The Full Time Job Search
Job & Internship Fair
Don’t miss our annual Job & Internship Fair to meet representatives from organizations that have full-time, part-time, internship, and summer opportunities!
Part-Time and Campus Jobs
Learn how to search for opportunities on-campus and view additional resources for part-time opportunities off-campus.
Fraudulent Job Warning Signs
Red Flag Warning Signs
(view the video above for additional advice for detecting red flags)
- Employer asks for extensive personal information such as social security, driver’s license number, or bank account numbers.
- An employer asks for money.
- The job requires the employee to wire money through Western Union/MoneyGram or asks the employee to cash/deposit checks sent to them.
- Employer e-mails are rife with grammatical and spelling errors.
- The job description is vague and seems to be open to anyone.
- An employer offers the opportunity to become rich without leaving home.
- The salary/benefits offered or overall opportunity seem too-good-to-be-true.
- E-mails purporting to be from job posting Web sites claiming there’s a problem with a job hunter’s account.
- You hear back immediately after applying.
- They only want to communicate via email or text.
- These scams can even be from an email address that seems to be a legitimate source that is actually a phishing scam not sent from that source. (learn more about Phishing Scams from the CTS Knowledge Base.)
See more information and resources at the above link.