Our approach to career planning is developmental. In today’s competitive market, we are committed to excellence through continuously improving our efforts to educate and prepare our students and alumni to anticipate the future and become collaborative contributors in the global community. We achieve this through individualized career exploration counseling, self-assessment, skill development, and utilizing internship and job search strategies that empower students to take ownership in their personal and professional success.
Your Path to Success in Four Steps: Explore | Experience | Focus | Achieve
Connect on Campus
♦ Get to know students, staff, and faculty. ♦ Check out The Ville to search clubs and organizations on campus ♦ Meet with your Academic Advisor to review course options and electives that interest you ♦ Stop by the Library to learn about all the available resources ♦ Activate your Handshake account to apply for on-campus jobs and check out internships opportunities ♦ Follow CCD on Facebookand Instagram to learn about events and workshops to start building your network ♦ Stop by the Center for Career Development to learn about career resources, build relationships with counselors to help you during your transition to college
♦ Meet with your Career Counselor to complete career assessments (MyPlan and YouScience) and review your results together ♦ Draft a resume and cover letter using the CCD guidebooks and review with a career counselor. ♦ Attend career panels, workshops, and internship and job fairs. ♦ Apply for summer internships using Handshake and other CCD recommended resources. ♦ Ensure you have professional interview attire.
♦ Keep up with your coursework ♦ Step into leadership positions. ♦ Continue to expand your experiential learning to build your resume. ♦ Complete the Graduate Student Survey at the end of your Spring semester to ensure you stay connected with the CCD.
Expand Career Connections
♦ Meet with a Career Counselor to create a post-graduation plan. ♦ Network with potential employers by attending career-related events and job fairs. ♦ Join a professional association. ♦ Attend an industry event or conference to cultivate your network ♦ Connect with alumni throughLinkedIn and networking events.
Implement Your Search
♦ Start applying for full-time jobs prior to graduation (deadlines vary by industry). ♦ Use CCD resources to prepare for interviews. ♦ Select and contact faculty and past employers to request professional references. ♦ Participate in on-campus recruiting & Career Fairs. ♦ Applying to Graduate School? Take the GREs ♦ Track applications/follow-up.
During Virtual Learning
To ensure that the highest level of services is still available to our students, alumni, and employers, the Career Development team has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about our ongoing operations.
All appointments will take place via phone or MS Office Teams.
Once you’ve selected your appointment category and type, you’ll see an option to select your appointment medium in the upper right corner of your screen.
Click to see if the appointment you’re scheduling can be hosted remotely.
Once the meeting request is confirmed, the CCD counselor will send you an email invitation via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to have any software previously installed; the only requirement is a device with internet access.
All events and career fairs will be virtual this fall. To stay informed about the status of events and programs, check Handshakeand RSVP to events of interest. Messaging will be shared with registered students and alumni including all details about how to attend virtually, if applicable.
Employers: We value your commitment to recruiting Manhattanville College students. If you would like to explore virtual recruiting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have created a comprehensive online guide to help students every step of the way during your time here at Manhattanville. The Guidebook includes writing a resume, creating a cover letter, skill development & job search strategies, professional development, finding your career, interviewing, salary negotiation and evaluating job offers, and strategies for success.
Click on the Community tab on the bar at the top of the Mville Portal
Click the [Career Development] link under My Organizations
If you do not see anything listed, search [Career Development] in the [Organization Search] Tab and click [Go]
Here are a few tools accessible 24/7 to support your search. These are all available for both students and alumni:
Exploring Career Paths: MyPlan is a career planning resource to help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you in order to assist you in making well-informed decisions about your education and career goals. Get your free account access code by visiting the CCD Blackboard page.
Uncover your Talent:YouScience gives students hope, relevance, and direction by expanding their vision of opportunities. Unlike traditional interest surveys, YouScience uses fun, engaging "brain games" to capture real measures of aptitudes (natural abilities most important to career choice). YouScience then translates those talents into real world, high-demand careers. You have the natural aptitudes needed to excel in high-demand, high-wage careers that you’ve never considered, and maybe never even heard of. We help you find where your talents and passions meet and answer the question "What do you want to do with the rest of your life?" Email Careers@mville.edu or contact your Career counselor for access to YouScience.
Doing Research:MyPlan’s Career Database provides career profiles, a video library, a salary calculator, and an industry database.
Attend Virtual Events: Check the “Events” tab in Handshake to review upcoming Virtual Sessions and Workshops to engage with employers or learn more tips/tricks for your job search.
Online Networking:LinkedIn for Students provides resources specifically geared designed to help students create a LinkedIn profile, presence, and professional brand to connect with fellow Valiants and industry professionals.
Finding Opportunities: Handshake is an excellent place to start. Your Career Specialist can help you identify additional tools and strategies.
Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.
As the nation responds to the dynamic environment as a result of COVID-19, new Micro-Internship opportunities are being posted daily. Interested students are encouraged to:
Review current Micro-Internship projects available
Apply to projects of interest
Continue to check the platform regularly for new opportunities
Local hiring for face-to-face jobs in communities:
Grocery stores, hardware stores, and pharmacy stores are hiring temporary staff to help with stocking and curbside delivery, and also to fill in for regular employees who have to stay home to care for family members or are ill themselves - students should check with their local stores.
Northwell Health has immediate and future hiring needs for multiple positions (many of which you can apply for as a current student)
25+ sites for finding remote jobs. The beginning of the article explains the difference between working from home, telecommuting, and working remotely; then each entry includes the website, what skills it focuses on, and how the site is organized. We did not vet any of these boards to see if candidates or employers are charged fees.
In addition to the tools accessible 24/7 to support listed above, the following are some resources to potentially identify a new opportunity for the summer.
Volunteer – Idealistis a great resource to find opportunities
Explore graduate school programs that align with your interests.
Connect with local companies or alums doing interesting work. Propose a project you would like to help them with over the summer.
Fill out your online Handshake and LinkedIn profiles: It’s a simple step, but a really effective way to start engaging with potential employers online.
Follow employers you’re interested in on Handshake: By following an employer, you’ll be alerted when they post an upcoming online event. Many employers will be offering virtual sessions to meet with you and share information about their company and recruiting processes.
The following best practices are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ NACE Community as well as discussions during Town Halls and Virtual Roundtables in spring 2020.
Start with the basics. Your virtual internship should incorporate the elements that give your in-person program value: meaningful work that is tied to your organization’s mission and goals; immersion in your organization’s culture; and the opportunity to build a community with other interns that outlasts the summer.
Re-earn buy-in from your intern managers. Anecdotally, some employers have reported internal resistance to making the internship program virtual. Provide your intern managers with the tools and guidance they need to make the virtual experience work for everyone. Develop a toolkit for your managers that is based on the resources your managers say they need. This might include detailed information about processes, slide decks that the manager can amend for use in onboarding interns to a particular unit, and revamped job descriptions for the interns that reflect the change in environment
Provide your interns with the necessary technology. If your interns were on site, they would likely be provided with the necessary equipment. Replicate that for their virtual experience. Don’t assume they have Wi-Fi or a laptop or access to the various platforms needed to get their work done.
Make your interns’ work meaningful. A virtual experience has a certain amount of “disconnect” baked in, so it is important that you use every opportunity to build connections. Chief among these is giving your interns work that gives them a chance to connect with and contribute to the goals of your organization.
Recognize the challenges your interns face working virtually. Your interns are likely working from home and may not have access to a private space. They will likely need to deal with interruptions, background noise, and other distractions. Don’t misinterpret a lack of privacy as a lack of professionalism.
Have your interns adhere to a schedule. A schedule is fundamental to providing your interns with structure. This doesn’t mean, however, that your schedule has to be static or rigid. You can build in flexibility based on the work and interaction required.
Provide your interns with the opportunity to interact with each other. Connection with other interns is important: Provide the means, e.g., tools and platforms, so they can work in teams as well as connect “socially” and build interactions into their schedules.
Emphasize communication. Schedule regular check-ins with your interns and provide (or ask your intern managers to provide) ongoing feedback.