And we have some answers to the most common queries that we hear. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us for further assistance.
An internship is any employment experience with a defined learning component. Some internships are for pay, while others offer credit and perhaps a stipend that covers your expenses like carfare or lunch. If an internship is for credit, you will need to find a faculty member in your academic department who is willing to approve the internship. Talk to an adviser in your department about individual requirements and guidelines.
The Center for Career and Professional Development posts internship listings and publishes a periodic newsletter. You can register with the center through Handshake. Use a current email address to receive correspondence and internship listings that pertain to your interests.
For both men and women, conservative attire is best. Suits should be black, navy or dark gray. For women, skirt suits are preferable (the skirt should fall at or just above the knee). Keep hair, makeup, jewelry and accessories to a tasteful minimum. The Center for Career and Professional Development conducts a Dress for Success (PDF) workshop during the spring semester to demonstrate what to wear (and what not to wear) on a job interview.
Yes. To make an appointment, please call 516.877.3130 during office hours or request an appointment online.
No. We believe that you should do your own résumé/cover letter so that you can make frequent updates and tailor it to specific jobs. However we will be glad to give you feedback and guidance. Before meeting with a counselor, please review the résumé and cover letters section of this site and write your résumé and individualized cover letters in accordance.
Make an appointment to meet with a counselor to take one or more of the self-assessments offered by the Center for Career and Professional Development, including the Career Liftoff and the Strong Interest Inventory.
Taking a course or two in areas that interest you and speaking to people in those fields can help you to narrow your decision on a major. Also, the Center for Career Development’s resource library has many books on what you can do with specific majors.
Attending job expos, fairs and workshops will help you gather information from representatives from local businesses, schools and agencies. Information interviews are another effective way to obtain information about careers that interest you. Contact us for tips on conducting information interviews or to set-up an appointment.
Approximately 50 departments have budgets to hire students. At our center, students can review the job descriptions, obtain a campus employment application, and verify their financial aid. Every Adelphi student, regardless of citizenship or financial status, is eligible to apply for campus employment. Although international students are ineligible for Federal aid, they can apply for campus employment. Students should attend the Welcome Back Block Party held during the first week of the fall semester, where campus departments recruit student employees.
Work-study is allocated as part of one’s financial aid package. Campus employment is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of financial aid status. Our center has a full listing of current work-study and campus employment opportunities.
You can find off-campus jobs through our online job and internship posting system, Handshake. you can register a current email address that you check frequently in order to receive event correspondence and new job listings that pertain to your interests. You can also use our internet resources to search and apply for a position.
Nearly 100 organizations come to campus to interview students for full-time and part-time jobs, as well as summer positions and internships during our job and internship fairs. All Adelphi students and alumni are welcome to attend!
Our on-campus recruitment program brings local schools, agencies, and businesses to campus to conduct pre-scheduled interviews with students. In order to participate, you must attend a mandatory pre-recruitment seminar (December-February) and submit a pre-approved résumé. Contact us for details and seminar dates.
Yes, international students are eligible to work on campus, but are limited to campus employment and are not eligible for work-study. International students may work for pay on campus for no more than 20 hours per week without being counted against practical training experience. During intersession or summer (when not attending school) you may work on-campus for more than 20 hours per week without affecting the practical training period.
Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130