Job Search

Not sure where to start? We offer a variety of services to make your job search process as smooth as possible.

Career Fairs & On-Campus Recruitment

Nazareth University holds career fairs and events throughout the year coordinated  The Center for Life's Work. Events are listed in Handshake.


Getting Started

Start with people you know. Make a list of everyone you know well enough to use their first name (family, friends, parents of friends, and anyone you’ve worked or volunteered with). Set up a meeting with each person on your list (offer to buy them a cup of coffee)

  1. Tell them what you want to do as clearly as you can. You’re not necessarily asking them for a job; you’re asking for their help in identifying job opportunities, or people who may know of job openings.
  2. Try to get at least 2 or 3 contacts from them who are more directly linked to a job in your chosen field. Ask them to help you set up a meeting with these contacts.
  3. Leave them with your resume, and make sure to send them a thank you note.

Once you reach contacts that are in your desired field, you can ask for a networking meeting. That meeting is usually in their office.

Networking Meeting

  1. Do your homework. One of the most impressive things to a professional is someone who comes prepared. Read everything you can about the person and their organization so you can phrase your questions intelligently.
  2. Ask for information:
    • About the job itself
      • Duties/responsibilities
      • Necessary degrees/training
      • Most important skills
    • About job hunting
      • Know what organizations hire regularly
      • How do they source applicants
  3. Ask for additional contacts of people in the field.
  4. Give them your resume.
  5. Say thank you. Send a thank you note shortly after your meeting.

Search Sites


Full-time, part-time, summer, and work study job postings are updated daily in our online Handshake system. Students and alumni are encouraged to register for Handshake to search available positions. The website includes all on-campus recruitment activities, job fairs, and upcoming career events.


Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity.

  • Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
  • Just getting started? Use LinkedIn Students to get tips on creating your profile, job searching, interviewing, and kickstarting your career. Be sure to download the app too!


New York State:

Central NY:

  • - A job search resource that has been created specifically for the Central Upstate New York Region.


  • Built in NYC - Startup and tech jobs in the New York City area, including marketing, accounting, HR and design.
  • - Advertising, design and marketing agencies in NYC, Long Island and surrounding areas.


    Job searching with Handshake

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