As a graduate of SIU Carbondale, you can take advantage of the career assistance we provide to current students. We offer a variety of services including career advising, job search assistance, resume development, interview preparation, career exploration and much more.
Individual Advising and Assessments
Ways to Give Back
Alumni are welcome to schedule a phone, SKYPE or in person appointment with a Career Development Center professional (limit 3 appointments per year.) We are happy to discuss career transitions, job search tips, negotiating offers, resume and cover letter reviews, etc. For a small fee, alumni may also take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and/or the Strong Interest Inventory to help explore various career options. The assessments are taken online and followed by a career advising appointment to interpret the results.
Utilizing Handshake, our online career and job search system, enables graduates to access job listings, connect with employers and participate in on-campus interviews, events and alumni mentorship.
With interactive access to Handshake you can:
Complete a personal profile on the system, which lists your education, major(s), skills, career preferences, and other important information that is then available to prospective employers.
Upload resumes for employers to review and allowing you to do one-click resume submissions for jobs posted on the system. Employers searching the system can also access your resume.
Search hundreds of jobs, internships and co-op opportunities currently posted on the system.
All Career Fairs sponsored by Career Development Center are open to alumni. We also maintain a list of career fairs that we learn of that are not sponsored by our office.
Our Professional Clothing Closet
The Professional Clothing Closet provides a way for students to access FREE professional and business casual attire appropriate for job fairs, interviews, and the workplace. It is important for students to look professional throughout their job search and when they enter the professional world. We accept donations of professional clothes Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.
The Career Development Center hosts several career fairs throughout the year and also offers space for on-campus interviews. Contact our office today for information on how to attend these fairs and recruit on the SIU campus.