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Find Your First Job

If you have recently graduated from Miami but have yet to find employment we hope you will take advantage of the services and resources listed below to assist you in your search.

Career Advising

Graduates within the last 12 months are able to meet one-on-one with an advisor to help select a career path or find the tools they need to complete an effective job search and begin a successful career.

To schedule an appointment with a career advisor in the Center for Career Exploration & Success, log-on to Handshake or call 513-529-3831. Please refer to the Career Center staff webpage for a listing of advisors.

Job Search Resources

The Center for Career Exploration & Success offers many resources to help you find a job. A Career Advisor is always available to show you which materials may be most relevant to your job search. Important things to keep in mind:

  1. No one job-search resource captures all the jobs or internships that are available to you;
  2. Employers in different industries post their jobs in different places, sometimes on Handshake, sometimes on their own websites and sometimes on sites that are specific to a major or field of study;
  3. The majority of jobs available through our career fairs are not posted on Handshake, but are shared with students through the Career Fair website and career fair booklets; and
  4. Many jobs are never posted and are only available through networking, job shadowing and informational interviews.

So, as you search through the resources listed below, don’t feel discouraged if you can't find the opportunities you’re looking for in any one particular job search resource.

Handshake
A database of full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship positions filtered and maintained by the Center for Career Exploration & Success. Handshake (mobile ready) lists positions from local, national, and international organizations. It's also the first place to check for fairs, interviews, and other career-related events on campus.

Beginning Your Job Search
A compilation of links to help students find internships and jobs. The links are categorized by major and specific-career interest and include regional and international job sites. These are key resources for students who did not major in business or engineering.

What Can I Do With This Major?
Learn about the typical career paths for students with your major and the types of employers that hire graduates with your major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate by articulating the value of your major. Continue your research on majors and careers through major-specific links.

Career Fairs
Miami alumni are welcome to attend Career Fairs. Attend and get information about a company, drop off your resume, or just talk and make contacts for possible future job applications. Watch the Center for Career Exploration & Success home page for notices about upcoming on-campus and virtual career fairs.

LinkedIn 
LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the Web. Your LinkedIn profile is an important supplement to your resume. Having a LinkedIn account and a complete LinkedIn profile allows you to connect with classmates, alumni, faculty/staff, and industry professionals for networking purposes, and to find new opportunities for internships and full-time positions.

The number of career resources can be overwhelming, but there are job-search strategies and job-search resources appropriate for every individual, no matter what your major or career goal might be. If you need help or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with a career advisor.

Career Fairs

The Center for Career Exploration & Success stewards one of the country's largest career fairs for a public institution of Miami's size — the Fall Career Fair. Miami's four primary Career Fairs are: