What is Career Connection?

Career Connection is our online database, that allow you to:

  • Search and submit your resume to job postings for internship, volunteer, part-time, and full-time opportunities.
  • Sign up for On-Campus Interview schedules.
  • Learn about and register for career events that are happening on and off campus.

Some of the best features of Career Connection are:

  • Job postings are submitted by employer themselves that are looking specifically for JCU students like you!
  • Job and event agents can notify you by email as soon as something is posted that fits your criteria!
  • It’s free and you may continue to use it even after you graduate from JCU!

**The Center for Career Services offers Career Connection as a convenience to job seekers. We do not screen all postings for legitimacy or safety. Job seekers must use their judgment when applying, interviewing and accepting positions. If you believe that a job posted is inappropriate or unsafe, inform us immediately via an e-mail to careerhelp@jcu.edu.**

Check out Career Connection now or call us at 216.397.4237 to schedule an appointment to help you with your job search.

 

Can I use the career services at other schools? 

Yes! Click here for information on using other career centers.

 

Why should I complete an internship?

Internships enhance your classroom learning and increase your marketability to employers and graduate programs. By participating in an internship you are able to apply your classroom knowledge in a real world setting. You develop new skills, both technical and interpersonal, in addition to learning how to conduct yourself in a professional environment. For many, it is a confirmation of a correct career choice while others discover the need to explore alternative career options. You also build and/or expand your professional network. All John Carroll University students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship.

How do I get an internship?

There are numerous ways to secure an internship. You should begin your search on Career Connection, our online system, which is updated daily with new employment opportunities. You can set up an internship search appointment with a Career Center staff member to develop an action plan for your search. Participating in career events and taking advantage of networking opportunities with employers and others willing to share important information on the job search can greatly assist in securing a best-fit internship. Other resources, such as discussing your plans with faculty and academic advisors and browsing other search engines and job postings can also be helpful. The Career Center has some recommended online resources, as well as hard copy sources available in our Career Center Resource Library. The Grasselli Library also has resources available to you.

This process takes time so begin several months before you would ideally like to begin the internship.

Can I get academic credit for my internship?

Yes! Click here for information about internships for academic credit.