Job Searching Tips

Job Searching 101

Networking 101

We offer a variety of tools and services aimed at assisting students in attaining employment.

Employment Tools/Services On-Campus

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)

OCR provides the opportunity for students and alumni to attend employer information meetings, participate in employer interviews, or meet and talk with employers at a hallway table in the University Center. Employers visit the CMU campus to speak with or recruit students and alumni concerning their employment opportunities.

Methods for employers to recruit on campus include:

  • Job postings
  • Hallway tables
  • Campus interviewing
  • Information meetings

Students and alumni are alerted of employer visits through the Career Services Calendar and by emails sent to their MAVzone email.

Career Fairs

We host three annual career fairs. This is a great opportunity to network with employers for current or future jobs or internships. Learn more about our fairs by visiting Career Fairs.

Employment Tools/Services Online

Work Study/MAVworks Student Jobs

Work Study and MAVworks is awarded through Financial Aid.  Check with IRIS to see if you qualify for either of these programs.  Student jobs are posted on Handshake.

Websites for Job Seekers

Use this list to search a variety of employment opportunities both local and national.

What To Do With a Major?

Find out about different career fields that correspond to various majors, and see explore the links we've compiled for different associations.

Job Search Strategies

This list of job search strategies and sites is especially helpful as students approach graduation.