Career Services has partnered with the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), to provide our online CareerLinX recruitment system, powered by Symplicity. This system allows all students and alumni to register their resumes to our internet database; those resumes are automatically converted to searchable PDF files. Students and alumni can also browse and apply for specific employment opportunities that are posted by employers.Registration for this service is free to all students and alumni.
Likewise, recruiters can also register for CareerLinX, where they can post job opportunities for students and alumni to review, and can browse the resumes of qualified CBU candidates in the system. Registration for employers is also free.
Career & Internship Expos and Graduate School Expo
Career Services hosts Career and Graduate School Expos on campus each academic year. Admission is free to all CBU students and alumni. The Career & Internship Expo welcomes recruiters representing a wide variety of industries. Some events are specific to a particular academic school (Business, Arts, Engineering, Science), or to a particular range of employment (full-time, part-time, internships). Events are open to all majors and all employment types. A list of companies scheduled to attend will appear in the Career Directions newsletter in advance of each event, along with the academic majors each company is seeking.
The Graduate School Expo welcomes approximately 50 graduate and professional programs from around the country, representing a wide variety of interests. Check the Career Directions newsletter for dates and details as they become available.
Campus interviews arranged through Career Services give students the opportunity to interview with major companies, government agencies, and school systems. Our office arranges multiple individual interviews each year with dozens of organizations. Most of these interviews are conducted for full-time positions, and focus primarily on graduating seniors. Campus interviews geared toward internships are occasionally held for sophomores and juniors as well. Details on campus interviews are published in the Career Directions newsletter as they are scheduled by employers. Opportunities to interview with employers on campus will be sent via targeted emails to students in specific majors.
Career Services provides a variety of resources to assist you in adequately preparing for interviews. Students should prepare for a campus interview just as they would for any other interview, including appropriate research and professional dress. A Mock Interview is encouraged. Call our office to schedule a mock interview.
NOTE: No-showing or same-day canceling a campus interview, mock interview, or other appointment scheduled with an employer or recruiter will result in the loss of your Career Services privileges for the rest of the semester, unless a letter of apology is written to the employer within 24 hours (the Career Services Director must be copied on this apology). It is extremely disrespectful to any recruiter to no-show for an appointment; doing so reflects very poorly on our office, on CBU, and most importantly, on you. If you absolutely must cancel an interview appointment, you should give at least 48 hours notice to our office.
Programs & Workshops
Every semester, Career Services conducts a wide variety of programs and workshops. Topics and events include:
Event dates, times, and locations are advertised in The Career DireXions newsletter at least two weeks prior to the event, and are also posted on the Career Services website.
- Mock Interview Day with Employers
- Career Networking Socials
- Career Panels
- "Leading Ladies" Panel
- Career Workshops: Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Job Search Strategies, Networking, Salary Negotiation and more
- First Impressions - Professional Etiquette Series (Professional Image, Professional Dress, Dining Etiquette, Slam Dunk Networking)
- Pizza & Professionals - Employer Spotlight Series
- CBU 200 (Career Planning Class)
Career DireXions Weekly Career E-Newsletter
Career DireXions is published via email each Monday, and is used to announce all pertinent information concerning upcoming workshops, seminars, information sessions, campus interview dates, and other Career Services events. Recent career-related job openings are also highlighted each week. To receive the Career DireXions in your email, please sign up.