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Career Services For Students

From Career Counseling to job searching

Career Services is your one-stop shop for career success

Emporia State University’s Career Services offers a variety of services from figuring out your major to finding a job or preparing for graduate school.. Check out all of the services we offer!

  • Career Exploration
  • Part-time Jobs
  • Internships & Job Search
  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Interviewing
  • Graduate School
  • OPT/CPT for International Students
  • Classroom to Career Program

4-Year College to Career Plan

Career Services has outlined a 4-Year College to Career Plan for ESU students. It will help guide you as you progress toward graduation. The Career Services staff is available to assist students who have questions or need additional guidance.

Career Pathways by Major

What can you do with a biology degree? Or a degree in Communication? Find out on our Career Pathways page.


Career Services partners with Handshake, the premier online career platform used by over 700 colleges and universities.

Handshake allows you to:

  • Schedule appointments with staff online
  • Take career tests and explore majors
  • Submit your resume, CV or other documents for review
  • Connect with employers, jobs, and internships
  • Sign up for career events and on-campus interviews
  • Apply for internships and full-time jobs
  • Access resources such as sample resumes, CVs, grad school timelines and more

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Be a SMART Job Seeker!

Students, you can connect with jobs, internships and employers with the click of a finger now. As a part of that, it is even more important for you to be an informed consumer of information and use good research and judgement when looking for opportunities. Career Services has prepared documents to help guide you as you explore options. Check out these helpful resources and read our statement below.

Tips for Spotting a Fraudulent Job.pdf

Tips on Interview Fraud.pdf

Part-time jobs

Follow this link to search and apply for all on and off-campus part-time jobs in Handshake.

RA's and Student Leaders: Request a Career Services presentation for you group HERE.

Career Exploration

Career Counseling Appointments

You may schedule any career appointments (career counseling, resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, etc...) through your Handshake account.

Four-Year Plan

Click HERE to learn how to build your career plan and gain experience Each Year at Emporia State University.

Resume Development

Resume Reviews

Let our Career Services experts review your resume online. Simply launch your Handshake profile, upload a resume, and schedule your online resume review in Handshake.

Sample Resumes

View sample resumes in the Handshake "Resources" tab.

Federal Resumes

Applications for federal work is typically completed online through a government database. Resumes are not submitted in the traditional format. Download Federal Resumes.pdf to learn more.


On-Campus Interviews

Each semester, companies schedule on-campus interviews for internships and full-time position. Most of these on-campus interviews occur in the fall semester.

Mock Interviews

Schedule your own individual mock interview with Career Services through Handshake.

Interview Questions

Click HERE for a list of commonly asked behavior-based interview questions.

Job Search/Internships

What Employers Want

View the Job Outlook 2018 for Students.pdf


Students are encouraged to pursue an internship in their major. Internships provide an opportunity to gain real, hands-on experience in the field and may involve relocating to work anywhere in the United States. The majority of internships are paid and many of them also offer academic credit towards a student's degree. For more information about internships, contact Joel Ewy in Career Services.

Full-Time Positions

All full-time jobs and internships are posted in Handshake. All students are loaded in the Handshake system already and can access these positions online. Use your Emporia State username and password to log into Handshake.


Search national internship and full-time listings using the online Vault Access Link.

Online Networking

View the LinkedIn Profile Checklist.pdf for tips on creating your LinkedIn profile and online network.

International Students OPT and CPT

If you are an F-1 visa student looking for internships or employment in the United States, you need to be knowledgeable on the employment and practical training regulations. To learn more, go to the Office of International Education website to learn more. Scroll down to the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) section or contact the Office of International Education with questions regarding Practical Training.

Graduate/Professional School

CV Guidelines
Personal Statements
Timelines for JUNIORS.pdf

Timelines for SENIORS.pdf

NEW GRADUATES: What's your next step?

Emporia State University has a strong career outcomes rate for graduates landing a job or going to graduate school. Please take a moment to tell us what your next step is after graduation. Click here to take a 3-4 minute survey. THANK YOU!


Check out this online resource, GoinGlobal, for global searches for jobs in the United States and study abroad opportunities. GoinGlobal includes employers who sponsored H-1B last year, city and country guides around the world, and internship and full-time job listings. GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings, H1-B employer listings, corporate profiles, and career resources for 30 countries. You may access GoinGlobal through your Handshake Account (Career Center, Resources, GoinGlobal).