In a momentous in-person return, schools, colleges and unit career teams in partnership with Syracuse University Career Services will host Career Week Sept. 26-30, 2022. All students, regardless of class year and major, are welcome and encouraged to connect with more than 200 employers by participating in a variety of events. Attending employers are eager to “hire orange” for internship and post-graduation positions—some even hosting on campus interviews.
“Over the past few years, professional landscapes have experienced historical changes,” says Adam Capozzi, director of Career Services, assessment and student success. “Overarchingly cultivating a trajectory of success, our proactive responses have strengthened events and resources to further establish professional development for all students, especially encouraging our first year students to participate.”
What events are available and how can students register?
For each event, it is important for students to register on Handshake and prepare before attending. Additional support is available on the Handshake instructional webpage.
How can students prepare?
Information is also available on the Career Week webpage.
- Attend professional development and career development events before and during Career Week.
- Review resumes with career advisors and the VMock platform, a free 24-hour service.
- Proactively organize a list of interesting employers and then research them.
- From attire, bringing extra resumes, LinkedIn accounts, polishing an introductory “pitch” and more, plan with career advisors on how to best make a professional impression.
What if students are unsure about attending?
No strangers to the feelings of uncertainty surrounding networking and planning for employment, Career Services interns share words of encouragement and welcome to all students during Career Week and beyond.
“The more you start exposing yourself, the more prepared and less nervous you will feel. Attending events periodically makes preparing yourself for the future easier, ”
says Anna Salewycz ’25.
“I think students think that they should only attend events that are concentrated on a specific major or company. It’s important to pursue building connections in different industries and learning about new careers across many events,” says Marie-Elise Ambroise ’24.
“There is no harm in attending events, it will only help with future career aspirations. Events may seem like high-pressure situations but they can be used as great learning opportunities for professional development,” says Ellie Brill ’23.
“I wish the campus community knew about the connections events can give you and that there is so much advice provided on any part of the employment process,” says Victoria LaFarge ’25.