The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified eight core competencies as a measure of career-readiness:
- Career & Self-Development
- Critical Thinking
- Equity and Inclusion
Evaluate whether you possess these competencies and determine which areas you can improve. Once you have identified the areas you would like to work on, make an appointment with your career advisor through Handshake. Career advisors can work with you on resume critiques, interview techniques, co-ops and internships, job search strategies and more!
Career and Professional Development Badge: The first five students to complete all four of the achievements included in the Badge will receive a Handshake Swag Bag! In order to complete the Badge please ensure you are following the guidelines and prompts for each achievement on Suitable. These activities are designed to help you develop the skills and tools needed to succeed when entering the professional world. More details can be found below!
- Attend one Montclair State University Career Fair or Event
- Complete Your Resume for Review in Handshake
- Complete the Focus-2: Online Self-Assessment (Career Services Assessment)
- Complete a Career and Professional Development Electives as listed in below, and in Suitable.
- Apply for a Job or Internship in Handshake
- Complete a Credit-bearing Co-op or Credit-bearing internship
- Complete a Non-credit Bearing Internship
- Complete a Research Project with Faculty
- Complete a Volunteer Opportunity
- Complete your Mock Interview
- Document a Job offer
- LinkedIn Profile
- Listen to Episode 51 of Montclair Career Services Podcast – The Art of the Email
- Listen to Episode 53 of Montclair Career Services Podcast – How to Dissect a Job Description
- Record an Elevator Pitch
- Reflect on your Informational Interview
Please take a second to share with us your post-graduation plans! The information you share with us in the Post-Graduation Survey is invaluable. It helps us learn about our graduating students’ successes and ensure that we are offering the best education possible aligned with our students’ goals. Additionally, if you are currently seeking employment, we want to make sure you are aware of the services available to you through Career Services.
What Is the Post-Graduation Survey?
For each graduating class, Montclair State University administers the post-graduation survey to collect feedback about students’ experiences while studying at Montclair State as well as their post-graduation plans.Students who are graduating with an undergraduate or graduate degree as well as certificate and certification completers will receive the survey about six weeks prior to graduation!
If you’re struggling to find time in your schedule for a traditional internship, it’s time to check out Micro-Internship projects! Create your profile in less than 10 minutes and start applying today; you do not need a resume to create your profile! Remember that you also need to apply for each micro-internship to be considered for the opportunity.
What Are Micro-Internships?
Micro-Internships are short-term, flexible, real-world, PAID professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects allow you to demonstrate skills, explore career paths and build your network as you seek the right full-time role. These project-centered experiences are perfect for students with hectic or irregular schedules as most can be completed remotely. Micro-internships typically involve 10 to 40 hours of work and are deadline-driven as opposed to set during specific hours.
What Are the Benefits?
Micro-Internships are a great way to take advantage of spare time to set yourself up for success. By participating in a micro-internship, you can:
- Learn and hone skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions.
- Explore new industries and potential career paths.
- Build tangible relationships with employers by demonstrating skills and abilities.
Upcoming Events and Workshops
- CEHS Workshop – Are You LinkedIn? Intro to Building Your Professional Profile: Tuesday, April 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m., University Hall, ADP Center.
- Bonnie Brae Virtual Information Session: Wednesday, April 5, 1-2 p.m., Online.
- CART / SCM Networking Event: Monday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. School of Communication and Media, Lobby.
- How to Receive Academic Credit for Your Internship (CHSS Co-op Info Session): Thursday, April 6, 3-4 p.m., Online.
- Citi Virtual Financial Literacy Workshop: A professional trainer from Citi will present on the financial basics all college students need to know about budgeting, savings, credit cards and student debt. A Q&A will follow the presentation, so have your questions ready! Wednesday, April 19, 6-7 p.m, Online.
Jobs and Internships in Handshake
- Summer Intern: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals, Revenue Collection – The Port Authority of NY & NJ
- Junior Accountant at Sudran: Dizenhaus & Associates
- Tennis Instructor: USA Sport Group (Union Position)
- Tennis Instructor: USA Sport Group (Basking Ridge position)
- Student Education Internship: Tenafly Nature Center
- Graphic Design Intern: Amin Standard
- Prevention Outreach Specialist, Youth on Fire: Fenway Health
- Summer Theatre Director: July 2 to July 16 at The Hotchkiss School
- Assistant Manager: Francesca’s
- Police Officer: Medford Township Police Department
- Product Planning Intern: Jaguar Land Rover North America
- Summer Intern/Oncology: GSK
- Remote Law U.S. Reports Metadata Program: Library of Congress
- Public Information Officer: Township of Verona
- Summer Employment & Internship: Vantage Marketing