Where to Search for a Job or Internship
Where do you start looking?
Activate Multiple Avenues
You can find local and national job openings utilizing any number of job search websites, including the Arizona job board, Handshake. You can also consider using job aggregator sites like Monster and Indeed. If there is a specific employer you want to work for, looking directly on the employer’s website is the best place to start. However, these should NOT be your only or primary job search methods. A large part of your job search should include actively building relationships with professionals who work at employers and organizations of interest. Not all jobs get posted on an employer's website, so it's important to keep building your network.
Start with Handshake because it has a variety of vetted employers looking for university-level experience grads, especially Arizona grads. With information like education, graduation date, and any career interests you add to your profile, Handshake can search for jobs for you! It will also let you know if you meet the qualifications for the job. This makes it easier both for you and the employer to identify how closely you match and help you narrow down your options. Learn how to optimize your Handshake profile.
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Handshake: Your Job & Internship Platform
Career-related events, job fairs and more
Networking can give your job search a strategic boost as you get to meet recruiters face-to-face who you’re not able to meet when applying online!
- Career Fairs: SECD hosts two large career fairs every year as well other career-related events such as career mixers and niche career fairs.
- Information sessions and other employer-hosted events are unique opportunities to network with employers interested in hiring Arizona students.
- On-campus interviewing (OCI) brings top employers to campus from across the country to conduct interviews with Arizona students and recent alumni.
Career Exploration: Career Fairs
Leverage your own professional network
Faculty members, family friends, and colleagues are all part of your professional network. Do you know a neighbor in an industry you want to gain insight into? Is there a friend’s sibling who has experience in a role you are curious about? Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance, introductions, and advice — you have numerous people supporting you in your job search!
Where Do I Find People to Add to My Network?
Events & Resources
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Meet with a Career Educator
For personalized assistance, make an appointment with a career educator who can help you with every step of your job search from preparing your application materials through negotiating your offer.