Our Services

OUR MISSION

Career Services provides career related education, experiential learning, professional development, and post-graduate opportunities for the benefit of students and alumni. Ultimately, each person is responsible for their own career direction and decision-making. By utilizing our programs and services, students and alumni will learn to incorporate a multi-faceted approach to their career development.

Career Services recommends starting your career development process early in your college career. We welcome the opportunity to be partners with you.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Define your career goals

  • Meet with a career counselor
  • Utilize the Career Resource Center and online resources
  • Utilize assessment testing if needed
  • Network with alumni through the Online Community
  • Pursue informational interviews and job shadows

Choose your major

  • Meet with a career counselor
  • Utilize the Career Resource Center and online resources
  • Explore the Ithaca College course catalog
  • Talk with Faculty in departments of interest
  • Use assessment instruments such as the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory 

Learn your unique values, interests, skills and abilities

  • Take courses from a variety of disciplines
  • Use assessment instruments (Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI)
  • Meet with a career counselor
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities (community service, internships, related experiences, athletics, campus activities, part-time work)

Develop the skills to find a job or internship

  • Complete your profile and upload a resume in eRecruiting
  • Work with a Career Services staff member to develop your resume
  • Review a copy of our Job and Internship Search section of the IC Career Guide
  • Attend Career Fairs both on and off campus (Career & Internship Connection, Job & Internship Fair, Teacher Recruitment Days, Central New York Communications Consortium) 
  • Complete a mock interview
  • Network with alumni through the Online Community and at Network Night Events 

Learn the application process for graduate or professional school

  • Meet with a career counselor to discuss your goals and to have your personal statement critiqued
  • Review the Applying to Graduate School section of the IC Career Guide
  • Utilize the Career Resource Center and online resources
  • Participate in the Kaplan Test Drive program
  • Apply for a Kaplan Scholarship used towards Kaplan courses for exam preparation
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair (fall semester)
  • Prepare to take appropriate entrance exams (GRE, GMAT, etc.)

Identify and define your transferable skills and how to market them

  • Complete a mock interview
  • Network with alumni through the Online Community
  • Participate in Networking events (ex. Network Nights, Career Fairs)
  • Review the Resume Writing and Cover Letter sections of the IC Career Guide
  • Work with a Peer Career Advisor to develop your resume and cover letter

Understand that the educational experience takes place in and out of the classroom

  • Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities (community service, internships, related experiences, athletics, clubs, campus activities, part-time work)
  • Shadow alumni and professionals in careers of interest to you