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Students

Out of school and a job?

May 18, 2009

Searching for a job or internship is always challenging and even more so during a recession. Whether you are just beginning your search or need support as you interview and conduct your search, The Career Center is here to work with you even after you graduate.

After graduation – what’s next?

The Career Center's website provides a wealth of resources including access to CareerRAM, an online job listing and recruiting system. If you need assistance registering in CareerRAM or want to talk to a career counselor or college liaison, call (970) 491-5707.

During the summer, walk-in career counseling is available on Monday & Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Career Center is located on the lower level of the Lory Student Center next to Student Media and is open during the summer from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, by appointment only.

Utilize Career Center resources

  • Make sure that your CareerRAM profile is up-to-date with current email address and set-up a ‘Search Agent’ to receive email notification of new job postings. The Career Center receives new job posting every day from employers interested in hiring CSU grads.
  • Use the Summit Guide for resume and interview tips as well as a resource to help you come up with an action plan for organizing your job search and finding a job.
  • Access a wealth of information specifically targeted at helping graduating students transition into the next stage of life.

Get out and meet people

Many employers do not list their job openings on publicly available job sites; therefore the more people who know you are job searching, the greater your chances are of finding out about employment opportunities. Here are some ways to help you meet more people and network.

  • Join a social networking site such as LinkedIn
  • Become active in attending events sponsored by CSU's Alumni Association
  • Get involved in a professional organization related to your field
  • Volunteer with an organization you are passionate about
  • Stay in touch with the people you meet

Set yourself apart

Find ways to distinguish yourself and your candidacy when applying for positions. Consider that many applicants may have a similar educational background and experiences. Consider showing an employer:

  • The value you can add to their organization
  • Sell the skills that set you apart from your peers

Look for jobs that will help you build your skills as well as earn an income. The higher your skill level, the better prepared you will be for future opportunities.


Contact: Career Center
E-mail: career_info@mail.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5707