Student & Alumni Resources

PNW Career Resources on this page provide students and alumni with job postings, employer information, advice, strategies, information, and examples to help you become successful in your internship and job search.

 

Office Information

  • Hammond SULB 349: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Westville LSF 104: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Fridays by Appointment)
  • Contact: 219-989-2600, thecareercenter@pnw.edu

Drop-in Advising

  • Monday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 15 minute or less advising without an appointment.
  • Resume, CV, Cover Letter review, Handshake assistance.

Career Advising by Appointment

  • Mock Interview Preparation
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Graduate School Interview Preparation
  • Creating a LinkedIn Profile
  • Developing a Personal Statement
  • Adapting Resumes to CV’s

Career Counseling by Appointment

  • Choosing or Changing Your Major
  • Developing a Career Plan
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Considering & Exploring Graduate School or Advanced Degrees

Resources for Students

The Online Career Center

As a PNW student, you have exclusive access to curated presentations and interactive modules to best showcase skills you’ve developed in your coursework, jobs, internships, volunteer experiences, etc. Enjoy these modules and complete them on your own time.

Some of our most popular modules include:

  • Crafting your Resume and Cover Letter
  • I’ve landed the INTERVIEW, now what?!
  • Career Fair Prep
  • Job/Internship Search Strategies
  • and more…

Career Resource Guide

Review Student Participation Agreement and Missed Interview Policy

Handshake
A cutting edge job posting system that allows you to take advantage of PNW’s reputation and vast network of industry connections. You are five (5) times more likely to be hired by employers through Handshake than any other job board. This provides you with advanced online tools that are available on all devices. Only actively enrolled, degree-seeking students and alumni have access to our exclusive network.

  • Relevant feed of job and internship opportunities, including on campus employment
  • News feeds containing the latest information from the Career Center and favorite employers you follow
  • Resources that specifically match your interests
  • Appointment scheduling with select Career Center staff
  • Keeps you connected to valuable events such as career fairs and on campus interviews

Candid Career.com
Wondering which career is right for you? Explore Career Videos that cover careers, Industries, Networking, resume & cover letter tips, interviewing and general Career development topics.

Interview Stream
Interview preparation and practice for students and alumni. This can be done through a one-on-one, in person interview with live feedback from a staff member, or, you can use InterviewStream to record your interview and schedule an appointment to get in person feedback based off of your recorded interview.

  • Video interviewing system to help students prepare for professional interviews
  • Tailored by majors and interview types
  • Settings allow students to re-record their responses before submitting them
  • Aides students by counting how many “Um’s”, “Uh’s”, “Like’s” and “I mean’s”
  • Allows the Career Center to provide feedback on how to improve interviewing

Login to Interview Stream

First time users: You will need to submit your profile; then your personal PNW home page will appear on the screen.

  • Click on “Resource Library” located on the left side.
  • Click on “Tools and Skills” folder
  • Click on “Login to InterviewStream.” If this is your first time using InterviewStream, you will need to create an account.
  • Once you login, you can conduct an interview and explore the other tools on the site

What Can I Do With This Major
This website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

Vault
Provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career of your dreams. Offers rankings, reviews, advice, guides, and allows you to connect to employers.

myCCO
MyCCO is where Purdue University students and alumni search and apply for internships and full-time positions, schedule interviews, and see what companies are coming to campus for career fairs and information sessions.

Resume

Your resume will be scanned and most hiring managers or HR professionals may only look at your resume for 30-60 seconds. Therefore, you need to make sure that the most interesting and compelling information about your skills, qualifications and accomplishments are at the top of your resume, so they read this information about you FIRST. Use this Revised Resume Review Checklist to get started and The Online Career Center for more assistance.

  • Objective: A brief statement concerning what you hope to achieve with this work experience.
  • Education: Institution, Month & Year of Graduation, Degree you will receive with Minor area.
  • Work Experience: Position, Organization, Month & year worked, work experience statements.
  • Honors & Activities: List honors and organizations you have been involved with.

Cover Letter

Serves as a brief introduction of yourself and your resume. Your goal is not to restate what your resume has to say but to instead offer a more personal view of yourself and highlight some of your key qualities or skills that make you perfect for the job. Your cover letter should be around three (3) paragraphs, each serving a purpose. Use The Online Career Center or Handshake Resources for more assistance.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, for 325 occupational profiles, covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy.

O*Net
The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. From this information, applications are developed to facilitate the development and maintenance of a skilled workforce.

Career One Stop

  • Your source for employment information and inspiration
  • The place to manage your career
  • Your pathway to career success
  • Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

Explore Careers
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Next Level Jobs
Next Level Jobs provides free training for Hoosiers and reimbursements for Indiana employers for training employees in high-demand fields.

Indiana Career Ready
INDIANACAREERREADY is your single source providing the tools needed to prepare and find high-demand and high-wage jobs needed now and in the future. Step inside and discover the next level of your career! INDemand Jobs!

Indiana Career Explorer
Indiana Career Explorer will help you explore a world of career possibilities, make decisions about your future, and prepare for the next step in your education and career planning journey.

IndianaINTERN.net
Looking for an internship? Your search stops here! Indiana INTERNnet allows you to search for internships in a variety of fields and industries throughout Indiana. Search for internships by region and type, post your resume and find your match — it’s that easy. And it’s FREE!

 

The Career Center makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed on its website, campus job board, in the Career Center and share with students and alumnus via electronic media; and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is the student/alumnus responsibility for all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting positions and he/she is solely responsible for obtaining necessary information concerning the employer.  The Career Center follows the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice as defined by NACE.