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Career Services For Students

Career Services For Students

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Career Services at SVSU is dedicated to providing the professional development resources you will need throughout your college career and beyond -- free of charge. Our staff will support and assist you in achieving professional success while you are enrolled at SVSU, and into the next phase of your life past graduation.

The following pages contain numerous student resources that will help you become career ready! Schedule an appointment to meet with a career services staff member or check out the resource hub where you will find resume and cover letter templates that are crucial for making a good first impression on an employer. You will also learn how to create a Handshake or LinkedIn account, steps to take if you're undecided and professional tips. 

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Student Resources

Resume Banner

Your resume is the employer's first impression of you, because of that, it should be flawless and professional. View resume tips and build a resume specific to your degree.

View Templates

Cover Letter Banner

A cover letter addresses the employer with your intentions of application for a position. Your cover letter should be brief, specific, and convey the message you are trying to deliver - that you want an opportunity to interview for the position.

View Template


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While a resume can get your "foot in the door," the interview is the most important element in the job search process. Through interviews, you and the employer have a chance to exchange information and participate in a discussion to determine whether you are a good fit for their organization and whether the organization is a good fit for you.

Prepare for your next interview


undecided about your major?

Starting college as an undecided student may be daunting. You may feel that you’re already behind on your four-year degree progress or you may be worried about fitting in on campus. You also may be unsure of how to explore the majors offered at your school and the career outcomes they lead to.

SVSU offers a FREE Strong Interest Inventory® assessment to help students identify their work personality by exploring their interests in six broad areas: realistic, artistic, investigative, social, enterprising, and conventional (often referred to using the acronym RIASEC).



YPN Resources

A Young Professional Network(YPN) is a valuable resource for those who want to build relationships with peers, advance their careers, and make a difference in their industry, community, and local association. A YPN gives young professionals the chance to build their social capital, discover new job opportunities, all while building a better resume.

Learn More


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Thinking of continuing your education but not sure where to start?

See Grad School Resources



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Discover the Magic of the Disney College Program!

Disney College Program




Looking for tips on setting up your Handshake Profile? Or how to find and apply for jobs, including on-campus positions? This three-part video series will take you through all parts of Handshake!

Check them out now

  1. Introduction & Setting up your Account
  2. Searching and applying for jobs, finding events, and researching employers
  3. Responding to messages in your Inbox and using the Career Center

Events and Fairs

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Cardinal Closet with Hours


Find Jobs on Handshake

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