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In our new virtual environment, so many things can seem uncertain. SUNY Oswego Career Services will never be one of them.

We have successfully moved our entire operation online, and have a variety of virtual tools and resources that can assist you as you explore your unique path, prepare job search documents, hone your networking and interviewing skills, and much more!  ALL free for our valued alumni!

* You'll need an oswego.edu email address to access the programs that allow you to create a free account - You can secure or reactivate an Oswego email by contacting diane.schrader@oswego.edu  Please be sure to provide her with your full name, alum year, date of birth and a good email for her to send you your new information.

Self-Assessment:

Focus2:
An online program that will enable you to research occupations, take online self-assessments and match your interests and abilities with careers. To register visit Focus2.
* oswego.edu email address needed

Career Exploration and Preparation:

Candid Career:
This database of short videos is over 7,000 and counting. Explore careers through job description videos, search information by career title, college major, industry information and company research.  You can also take advantage of their job advice videos, which include amazing information on topics like behavioral interviewingcareer managementcareer changerscover lettersresumeselevator pitchesphone interviewsvirtual career fairs and virtual interviewing, and so much more!

WCIDWAMI:
“What Can I Do With A Major In”:  an amazing resource that connects all of our college majors and minors to relevant CandidCareer videos, career exploration resources, professional associations, related Buzzfile companies, and more.

Job Search Tools:

CareerShift:
An amazing database of full-time, part-time, contract, internship, and temporary positions.  Like indeed.com, but way better.  Searchable by location, keyword, job type, and experience level.
* oswego.edu email address needed

HireOz by Handshake:
The number one platform in the country that connects employers to college career centers - and that means you!  Over 300,000 employers are engaged with this system, and it is literally a full-time job keeping up with the vacancies that are posted by employers.  Once you start (or continue) your account, you will be able to develop your professional profile, make your resume public, and register for virtual events.
* oswego.edu email address needed

Buzzfile:
You can access detailed information on virtually EVERY company in the United States, as well as map, save and share your search results.  You may be asked to create a free log-in to access some features, but we’ve done some initial research (for example, check out Biochemistry) as it relates to all of our majors at SUNY Oswego.

Optimal Resume:

This program enables you to build and store unlimited number of resumes, conduct mock interviews with a virtual assistant, and even develop a professional looking website that you can share with employers!  They have recently integrated new job search tutorials into their product as well.
* oswego.edu email address needed

Virtual Events:
We are actively searching for online career fairs, networking events, and more.  As we locate them, we'll be adding them to our calendar of events.  

You can also search for part-time, professional, paid experiences through Parker Dewey as well as access a wealth of job search resources here.

 *We’ve already paid the bills for these program – be sure to use the links provided instead of their corporate address (ie. CareerShift.com).

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  • Are you an alumnus who would love to hire other SUNY Oswego graduates?
  Wonderful!  Start or login to our Handshake system and and post your opportunities!  You can also post short-term Micro-internships for our students through Parker Dewey!
  • Do you want to get more involved with your alma mater?
 Do you want to share your professional experiences and wisdom with current students? Contact us and we can work with you to connect with our students in a virtual environment.