Employers Are Hiring Spartans!

Visit San José State University | Student Outreach and Recruitment | San Jose State UniversityDespite the headlines about the economic downturn and unpredictable recovery scenarios, there are still internships and job opportunities for our students. Active recruiting is taking place and we want to share some resources and tips that can help our students set themselves up for success and resiliency in this job market. Currently, there are 1,600 full-time, and 505 internship opportunities posted on Handshake (aggregate number across all majors/industries).  We’ve also seen active participation in our recruitment events (virtual job fairs and employer information sessions).  This is an encouraging signal for our students that despite the current economic slowdown–There is still demand for Spartan talent. If you would like access to the Handshake database to review job and internship opportunities for your own major/department or industry, please email Donna Rizando (donnamae.rizando@sjsu.edu)

Here are our top tips to help students complete in this market:  

  • Use V-Mock to get your resume ready for employersThis free app provides instant feedback on resume format, spelling/grammar, and impact (strength of accomplishment statements). This app will be featured in our Career Coffee Chat*
  • Watch our Job Fair Success webinar to prep for the upcoming virtual job/internship fairs.
  • Review the Interview Guide to prepare for interviews and use Big Interview to practice virtual mock interviews.
  • Meet your career counselor and schedule a 1-1 virtual appointment through Spartan Connect.

Featured Events For Faculty & Staff:

  • Career Coffee Chat webinars* A virtual chat series offering faculty and staff demos of key career resources and Q&A.  Led by our career counseling team and recorded to access at any time. 
  • Employer Insights Series:  An interview and Q&A series with hiring managers and recruiters sharing insights on job search strategies and successfully navigating the virtual world of work. Upcoming sessions:
    • Texas Instruments 9/18
    • Microsoft 10/2
    • HPE 10/16
    • Galileo 10/30
    • Lockheed Martin 11/6
    • Please email Lisa Trikofski (lisa.trikofski@sjsu.edu) for zoom links.
  • Present at the Spartan Leadership & Career Conference, Friday, October 9 – This conference is a great opportunity for students to connect with employers, SJSU alumni, and current campus leaders to build leadership and career management skills. Call for proposals for faculty and staff who want to present best practices and research on developing leadership skills, emotional intelligence, intercultural communication, and DE& I for the workplace.  Contact Kelly Masegian (kelly.masegian@sjsu.edu) for more information.  Student registration via Handshake. 

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