Take Action

Now that you have identified a career or major of interest and set some goals, it is now time to take action towards these goals. Taking action and testing the water is an important part of confirming your career goals. You will never know if you find fulfillment in a career until you try the occupation out for yourself. ECU Career Services provides several resources and tools to help you identify and secure employment, volunteer and networking opportunities.




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. This tool will help you take action by collecting information on careers and includes job search resources.

Smart Goal Worksheet

Setting SMART Goals can help you make sure your goals are obtainable and relate to you career aspirations.


Networking is the process of discovering and utilizing existing connections between people to help you secure employment, gain knowledge, or simply build relationships. Studies show that only 15-20% of employment opportunities are ever posted online. This means that networking is key to locating non-published career opportunities.


Information Interviewing

Informational interviewing is a specific example of one strategy for networking with professionals in a field of interest. This is a meeting in which an individual can meet with an industry or organization professional to learn about a field of interest and can help to establish a professional network. 



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.

Jobs, Internships & CO-OP Search 

ECU Career Services provides hundreds of tools and online resources to help you identify internship, co-op, part-time, full-time employment opportunities, volunteer and research experiences, as well as student leadership positions on campus. Make sure to login to ECU CareerNET with hundreds of opportunities exclusive to ECU students and alumni. (link “ECU CareerNET” to ECU CareerNET student login to https://myinterfase.com/ecu/student)


Career Fairs 

Throughout the year ECU Career Services hosts numerous employment, graduate and pre-professional fairs to connect students and alumni with recruiters hiring from local, national and global companies.

Upcoming Career Events 

ECU Career Services hosts and partners with employers, campus departments, and community partners to host career development workshops, information sessions, and conferences to help ECU students and alumni succeed.

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