Jobs, Internship & CO-OP Search

ECU Career Services helps students and alumni with a variety of job search needs. Whether you are looking for a permanent job after graduation, an internship to get more work experience, or a part-time job on or off campus while you are a student, Career Services can provide you with resources to help you with your search.

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Building Experience at ECU

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Handshake is Career Services exclusive job and internship database for ECU students and alumni. Access both on and off campus job and internship opportunities, upload various documents, learn about upcoming events and sign up for on campus interviews and special events.

 

CareerShift

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CareerShift is a job search tool designed to provide company and contact information gleaned from company websites, newspapers, and internet listings. Take advantage of the resume wizard and calendar function to maintain focused attention to your job search.

To gain access and login to Career Shift, first login to Handshake and click on the "Career Center" menu then "Resources" Link.

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Handshake is an exclusive job and internship database for ECU students and alumni. Access job and internship opportunities, upload various documents, track the status of your application, learn about upcoming events and sign up for on campus interviews and special events.

 

Internships USA

 

http://internships-usa.com/

Username:EastCarolina
Password:GoPirates

 

Click here for instructions to access Internships USA

 

This resource has internship opportunities for students in all majors. You can find internship opportunities for over 2,800 organizations with the following:

• Brief description of company 
• Information about the position
• Application instructions and deadlines
• Preferred Majors

 

 Internship Academics

Academic Department Internship Resources

Research opportunities allow students to assist faculty with any academic research that they may be conducting. There are many different research opportunities on campus for both undergraduate and graduate students. This research can be for credit, on a volunteer basis, or have monetary benefits.

 

These types of positions are available through:
Office of Undergraduate Research 
ECU PeopleAdmin Job Database

These opportunities can help set you apart from your fellow students. They can help you learn valuable skills and are great resume builders. Use the resources below to locate a wide variety of opportunities:



Job Search Strategies

 VirtualJobShadow - Explore Career Options

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VirtualJobShadow includes innovative tools and resources that blend technology with real-life career knowledge for 21st century learners. Features include; engaging video content, career interest assessments, and digital portfolio.


 

What Can I Do With a Major In…?

 


CFNC  

This resource includes North Carolina specific resources on career exploration and fast growing careers.

 

Occupation Outlook Handbook 

This website has in-depth career information regulated by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics within the United States Department of Labor. Use the search bar to find out information on occupations that includes; salary, daily responsibilities, education requirements, work environments, job outlook, how to secure employment, and similar occupations. 

 

O*NET Online

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.

 

Learn How To Become

An extensive career resource toolkit that includes major and career information, expert driven guides on resumes, job interview preparation, and volunteer opportunities.

Identify geographic areas and specific employers

North Carolina Specific Information:

 NC Employers By Major NC Careers ECU Employment Outlook

• Research organizations or companies that might hire someone with your interests, skills, and background through CareerShift, O*NET and Company Profiles

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• Register with Handshake ECU's exclusive job database.

• Create a resume and cover letter. Have it critiqued by Career Services.

Create a spreadsheet or system for keeping track of your contacts, interviews, and other job search activities.

• Identify 3 individuals who will serve as references for you and contact them (hint: do not use family). 

• Practice your interview skills using Interview Stream.

• Buy at least one attractive suit that is appropriate for interviewing in your field.

• Change the outgoing message on your answering machine/voicemail to something that sounds professional in case an employer calls. 

• Include a neutral/professional e-mail address on your resume.

• Use CareerShift to identify companies in specific geographic areas and industries.

• Upload your resume to Handshake.

• Develop lists of networking contacts and connect with each one to gather information and referrals.  

• From your list of top employers, begin contacting hiring managers to schedule meetings.  

• Stay organized - click here for a tool to help.

• Check Handshake on a regular basis to search for updated job opportunities.

• Follow up every cover letter and resume sent with a phone call or e-mail requesting an interview. 

• Send thank you letters within 24 hours to every person who offers assistance or interviews you.

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ECU Exclusive Job Search Resources

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Handshake is an exclusive job and internship database for ECU students and alumni. Access job and internship opportunities, upload various documents, track the status of your application, learn about upcoming events and sign up for on campus interviews and special events.
CareerShift is a job search tool designed to provide company and contact information gleaned from company websites, newspapers, and internet listings. Take advantage of the resume wizard and calendar function to maintain focused attention to your job search.

 

To gain access and login to Career Shift, first login to Handshake and hover over the "Career Center" menu at the top then click "Resources."

Want to learn more? Check out the "Here's How" video on CareerShift:

Here's How - Career Shift

Career Shift Page

 VirtualJobShadow - Explore Career Options

VJS

VirtualJobShadow includes innovative tools and resources that blend technology with real-life career knowledge for 21st century learners. Features include; engaging video content, career interest assessments, and digital portfolio.

Internships USA

 

http://internships-usa.com/

Username:EastCarolina
Password:GoPirates

 

Click here for instructions to access Internships USA

 

This resource has internship opportunities for students in all majors. You can find internship opportunities for over 2,800 organizations with the following:

• Brief description of company 
• Information about the position
• Application instructions and deadlines
• Preferred Majors

Hoover's Company Profiles

Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.

 

MarketLine Advantage

Analysis covering companies, industries and countries. For some companies there is a SWOT analysis. Five Forces analysis is available for some industries. Each profile contains: Overview & Size, Segmentation, Competitive Landscape, Leading Companies, and Forecasts.

 

Mergent Online

Financial information on publicly-held companies in the US, drawn from their annual reports and the 10-K and 10-Q filings the companies must make with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Some financial data goes back as far as 1990. Useful for determining financial ratios for companies and industries.

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment research allowing users to search for information on stocks and mutual funds.

 

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Provides access to research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook, among others.


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Learn about 140 different industries and career fields and thousands of professions to find the one right for you.