Graduates : Career Resources

Congratulations soon-to-be grads of City Tech! Class of 2019, you will be the first students to graduate under the leadership of Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, the first chancellor of color in the 172-year history of the City University  of New York. You should be extremely proud of your accomplishments and the institution. Now that graduation is a few weeks away, it is time to launch your professional career. You are probably filled with a combination of excitement and apprehension about your future. Here are some career tips for newly minted graduates:

Alumni Privileges

Please sign up for an alumni card, unlimited access to the City Tech library among the many benefits, including free internet.

Career Help

The Professional Development Office offers job-search resources for college graduates, and is in L-114 of the Library building.

Professional Networking Sites

Social networking sites are a great resource for job hunters. Be sure to sign up for a LinkedIn account,  one of the career sites. Some companies have Twitter handles dedicated to recruiting, take advantage of this.

https://www.linkedin.com/
https://twitter.com/?lang=en

Job Search

I am ready to work, where should I start?  Start here, these sites have dedicated content for new graduates:

https://www.aftercollege.com/
https://www.collegerecruiter.com/
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/

other General sites for job seekers are CareerBuilder, Indeed, and Avenica.

Interview Tips

Once you are invited for an interview you will need to prepare. Browse the CityTech library for great books to help you ace the tough questions and to help you prepare a list of questions to ask your potential employer. Come in today to check out your items, or scan and print up to 30 pages for free with your current ID card. Alumni may use books within the library during our open hours. Students also have off-campus access to subscription databases such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Occupational Outlook Handbook where you can find information on job outlook, career profile and salary information. Soon-to-be graduates, visit the City Tech databases page and sign up now. Your membership is one calendar year from sing-on date. Alumni visit the library and access the library’s resources on site.

Graduate School

If you are deciding whether to go to graduate school, then attend the CUNY master’s and doctoral fair on June 17 at John Jay College. The CUNY Graduate Studies web page is a great resource to explore programs of studies and coming events.

This is not a comprehensive list but a quick tool kit, for help with additional career resources visit the library. Graduates, you leave the City Tech with the legacy of a fine education and the optimism of hope captured in the CUNY motto eruditio populi liberi spes gentium translated, the education of free people is the hope of humanity.

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