College Job Search: It's About That Time

The time students spend in college can be among the most entertaining, meaningful, and exciting years of their lives. It is important to live in the moment and appreciate all the interesting, engaging, and fun times that are experienced throughout your college years. Sometime during the wild ride, it is necessary to consider your future rather than simply living in the present. Around their junior or senior year, most students start a college job search for either an internship or a full time job in their chosen field. There are a few different things to take into account when judging your employment prospects.

Your Own Skills

When applying for a job anywhere, it is important to be cognizant of your own skills and what you can bring to a company. Once you can qualify your skills successfully enough to compile a resume, it is time to start doing so. There are a number of things you can do to spice up your resume. In searching for a career that fits your skill set, it is important to tailor your resume towards the career you seek. For example, when you write that you did accounting; if you want a specific job try to manipulate the way you report your previous experience within reason for it to sound more suited to the career you are looking for.

Besides writing the resume, it is necessary to apply for jobs that provide a decent chance of acceptance. Certainly do not sell yourself short on job postings, but don't apply to be a CEO right out of college. Think ambitiously, but realistically at the same time.

Finding Jobs Out of College

Some of the best opportunities for job hunting out of college arise within your school itself. Almost all colleges host job fairs, where students get the opportunity to network with employers and apply for entry-level positions. Setting up appointments with your school's career services department can also be a helpful step towards becoming employed within your field of study. The people working there are generally friendly and have the student's best interests at heart. Once you have exhausted the resources your college has under its disposal, it is time to step outside its boundaries and use outside sources for your career search. There are many web sites and consulting agencies available which act as middlemen by connecting the job seeker with potential employers.

Online Schools (31)

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University of Phoenix Online Program offerings:
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Bachelor's degree)
Strayer University Program offerings:
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
  • Accounting Information Systems Concentration (Master's degree)
  • Accounting Information Systems Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
Kaplan University Online Program offerings:
  • AAS in Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Business Administration (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
  • Advertising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations (Bachelor's degree)
  • Commercial Photography (Bachelor's degree)
  • Computer Graphics (Bachelor's degree)
Walden University Program offerings:
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration (Doctor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Master's degree)
  • Advertising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Fashion Merchandising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Design and Visual Communications, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting & Finance (Master's degree)
  • Applied Psychology (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Construction Management (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Associate Degree)
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)