Job and Internship Search Strategies

Searching for an internship or full-time position can be a vulnerable experience. It can be easy to get lost in a sea of thousands of online postings, but don't despair! The Exchange can help you through the process. Browse our resources below and learn how to target the right opportunities and make sure you're a top candidate.

Campus employment

Seeking an on-campus job or federal work study position? See our student employment page to get started.

Handshake jobs

Handshake is Marian University's web-based job board. It lists a variety of open positions for students and alumni throughout the state and country. 

All on-campus positions for students—as well as federal work-study openings—are posted on Handshake. If you are interested in an opening, please apply through Handshake in order to be considered as a candidate. 

Contact The Exchange if you have questions or technical difficulties. 

Getting started in the job search

  • Connect with your network. When family members, classmates, or faculty members ask how you're doing or what your plans are for summer employment or jobs after graduation, let them know you're looking and ask if they have heard any leads.
  • Peruse the job search boards. This can be a great place to learn about different companies that hire regularly in your field. You can also branch out and look at lists of best employers in your area or lists of employers that support causes you're passionate about.
  • Narrow down your search to a few key companies. Sign up for their newsletters, follow them on social media, engage in their events, and try and make connections with current employees and recruiters.

Working your network

Did you know networking is the #1 way to find a job? That's right. Leveraging your own personal and professional connections and expanding your network to build new relationships is the best way to learn about different industries and job opportunities that may be a great fit for you. Expand our lists below to learn about different aspects of networking and how to make the connections that will lead to opportunities in your future.

  • Career fairs

  • Networking event tips

  • Informational interviews

  • LinkedIn

  • Virtual networking

  • Writing a thank-you note after connecting

External job search links

Disclaimer 

The university does not endorse or recommend employers, and a posting in Handshake does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. While employers requesting access to Handshake at Marian University are vetted extensively, the university explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The university is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position.

If students have questions or concerns regarding an employer/job posting please bring it to the attention of The Exchange staff.

For more information

The Exchange
(317) 955-6500
exchange@marian.edu

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