Job and Internship Searching

Whether it's assistance with finding and navigating various online search sites, crafting customized resumes and cover letters, practicing for an interview, or negotiating salary, we can help you take the next steps in your job or internship search. Career Services provides students and alumni with individualized job and internship searching assistance and special access to online resources.

Unique Access for Students and Alums


hireOz by Handshake

hireOz (powered by Handshake) connects you to thousands of employers that have internship, full-time, part-time, and temporary job vacancies. Your account is already set up and waiting for you; all you need to do is login with your LakerNet ID and password.

Log-in to Handshake

Career Shift

Career Shift is a free one-stop-shop platform to search, store, and organize job and internship searches, company research and networking contacts. Your account is already set up and waiting for you; all you need to do is activate it using your oswego.edu email address.

Log-in to Career Shift

Parker Dewey

Parker Dewey is a portal with short-term, professional, paid experiences, which are key to moving forward during these uncertain times. Parker Dewey provides a way for you to immediately connect with a diverse network of companies and organizations year-round.

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More Ways to Search

Remote Job and Internships
  • Virtual Internships and JobsObtain a virtual internship or job as your next opportunity to continue to gain skills and experience. 
  • Virtual Events: Check out our virtual events on our calendar and register to attend Career Fairs, info sessions, workshops, and more - growing day by day!
  • Alternative Opportunities: Employers will be curious about how you spent your time during the coronavirus, so consider these alternatives to internships to build a new skill set and gain experience. 
  • Cost-Associated Opportunities: There may be opportunities for you through these organizations and associations
Long-term Volunteer Opportunities

Important Steps in the Search Process

Benefits of Internships/Co-Ops

Gaining real-world out-of-class experience while in college will provide you with an enhanced understanding of what you learn inside the classroom and make you a more marketable, competitive candidate to employers. 

The Office of Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning (EXCEL) verifies that work sites are legal and credible and assists students with the registration process to earn academic credit for internship/co-op experiences. 

How do I earn credit for my internship?

Fraudulent Job Postings

While Career Services makes every reasonable effort to ensure that employers engaged in campus hiring practices (either online or in-person) adhere to certain ethical standards, be aware that some organizations may participate in illegal recruiting and business practices.

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