Strategies & Resources

Eagles don't just get a job...they land a career!

Thank you for visiting us today to take the next step in your career development plan - landing your career.   Review this page to acquire job search skills and strategies, that along with a personal commitment of time and effort, can lead to positive results.

Job and Internship Search Strategies:

•Conduct a proactive job or internship search
•Identify key words, job titles, industries to use for your search
•Locate job and internship search resources
•Navigate online job boards
•Identify employer-centered "Green Recruiting" opportunities
•Connect through social networking
•Research companies

Job and Internship Search Strategies Checklist

Occupational Information, Employment Outlook, Trends, and Salary Information

Occupation Information and Employment Outlook Information

CU Resources

NOTE: Career Connections will be replaced with a new career management system, Handshake, later in the summer. During the transition period, we provide these resources for links to internship and employment opportunity information:

Please don't hesitate to reach out to our career professional staff for assistance at 814-393-2323 or email

  • HANDSHAKE - Your Career Management System! - Coming Soon!
    Access the CU calendar of career events, search the CU online database of current part-time jobs, internships, summer/seasonal jobs, and full-time opportunities; participate in campus recruiting; create a career portfolio; research companies; or to make your resume available to employers seeking candidates for internship or employment opportunities.

CU Sponsored or Affiliated Career Events and Job Fairs

  • Career Events and Job Fairs:  Participate in internship, job or career fairs sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development, supported by or co-sponsored with western PA universities where you can meet recruiters seeking candidates for internships, full-time or seasonal employment opportunities, representatives from graduate and study abroad programs, and recruiters for military agencies.

Online Job Boards/Useful Job Search Links

Professional Networking

Disclaimer: The Clarion University Center for Career and Professional Development Center serves a clearinghouse of information regarding job and experiential learning opportunities. The listing of a position or search engine should not be interpreted as an endorsement. The Center is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other various aspects of employment.

Students and alumni should personally research openings and organizations prior to submitting a resume to an organization or entering into any employment agreements.

Advice for Avoiding Job Scams

FBI Public Service announcement: Employment Scam Targeting College Students Remains Prevalent

Last Updated 7/3/19