McComsey Career Development Center
Job Search

Make an appointment
We can assist you in developing a resume, cover letter, job search timeline, researching, opportunities, and providing employer contacts. Telephone appointments are available for alumni. Appointments with a career counselor or advisor can be scheduled by logging in to Handshake.

CareerShift job/internship search resource
CareerShift’s set of tools and applications provide a very unique opportunity to job and internship hunters. While other web services provides bits and pieces of the search process, only CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach for bringing all these parts together to crack the “hidden job market” and for managing the job/internship hunt all in one place.

  • Go to CareerShift
  • Click sign up.
  • Fill out required information using your email address.
  • Alumni may create accounts without an email address by adding ‘alumni’ to the already existing ‘alfred’ in the group code box on the sign up page: making their group name ‘alfredalumni’
  • Select a security question and answer.
  • Answer the human verifier question.
  • Check user agreement.
  • Click Next.
  • You will be brought to your CareerShift account.
  • Contact CareerShift if you have any questions or concerns

Handshake - Alfred University's online job posting and campus recruiting system. Thank you to Owens-Illinois (O-I) for sponsoring Handshake.

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Using LinkedIn to Find a Job

LinkedIn has over 400 million users, over a half million groups and thousands of jobs. Recruiters and employers frequently use LinkedIn to identify potential employees and business partners. LinkedIn provides an excellent outline for setting up a profile and using LinkedIn for networking, the job and internship search, and building a personal brand.

What Students Say...

"The career check-up appointment really made me realize I needed to get started on some things for my future like a resume which I also got help on and actually made within about an hour: a very successful appointment."

"Meeting with a career counselor before my job search and interviewing began was helpful. The importance of the STAR method (found on the Interviewing Skills handout) and using my work experiences for interviewing was necessary. I feel more confident!"

On-Campus Employment:

CDC Handouts to get you started:

Job search links:

  • Career search links - View the database of links collected by the AU Career Development Center and categorized by major and/or areas of interest
  • Job Openings in New York State
  • - "The world's largest job search engine, with 5 million jobs in the U.S. alone, you can think of us as the Google for jobs".
  • CareerBliss - offers a behind the scenes glimpse at thousands of companies, including salary ranges and job reviews written by former employees.
  • JobCentral - JobCentral is a job aggregator providing job seekers with access to millions of national and international job postings from top notch employers.
  • CareerRookie - Find internships, part-time and entry level jobs.
  • an excellent site for jobs and internships with nonprofit organizations.
  • JOBipedia - JOBipedia allows users to ask questions about the hiring process, as well as ask questions that often arise during the first few months of a new career.
  • Glassdoor - Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages. Also a great resource for salary negotiation and interview preparation.
  • New York Jobs - New York Jobs provides free job searching throughout the entire Northeast.

Salary calculator or negotiation resources: