National statistics report that it takes an average of six months for new graduates to find a job. Our career counselors are available to help job seekers develop a plan and follow through with that plan. Call (616) 526-6485 or stop by to schedule an appointment.
Most job openings are never posted, so networking is one of the most effective means of finding employment and tapping into the “hidden” job market. For more information on networking, review our handout
uKnight offers an online networking directory for Calvin students (once they complete their freshman year) and alumni. Use uKnight to contact Calvin alumni who have agreed to share their professional and career-related advice.
is a popular professional networking site. Start your account today to connect with hundreds of professionals in your field! Connect with Calvin alumni by joining the Calvin College Alumni & Friends group. This resource for students provides tips for making your LinkedIn profile stand out and using LinkedIn as a tool in your job search.
Develop your social networking campaign with the help of a carer counselor. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Job fairs are a great place to network with employers. Company representatives attend job fairs to meet potential employees and increase awareness of their organization.
Review our handout for information about job fairs.
Online research should be one aspect of job searching, not your entire job search strategy. This method of conducting a job search is not meant to replace face-to-face networking or a trip to our office.
Before you post your resume online, ask yourself a few questions such as privacy protection and the length of time your resume will remain in the service provider's database. Consider removing personal information, like your address, from your resume, and using an email address that you set up for job-related activities only. Be very cautious when sharing personal information over the internet, to employers and to job search sites.
Note: The links below to non-Calvin sites do not constitute an endorsement.
Buzzfile(database of employers, searchable by major and by state)
New York Foundation for the Arts
BusinessCPA Career Center
Society for Human Resource Management
American Marketing Association Job Board
Communications and MediaJournalism Jobs
Public Relations Society of America Job Center
Staff Me Up (media production jobs)
EngineeringAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
EnvironmentalStudent Conservation Association
Renewable Energy Jobs
GovernmentState of Michigan
USA Jobs - Federal Jobs
HealthHealth Career Web
InternationalEntravos (entry-level international development jobs)
My Visa Jobs: Home Page
My Visa Jobs: Top visa sponsors, recent work visa petitions and new openings near Grand Rapids
Jobs Within MichiganMI Talent
Intern in Michigan
Math and ScienceBioSpace
New Scientist Jobs
Physics Career Center
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Public Service Careers
Social Work Career Center
Sports and RecreationNational Recreation and Park Association Career Center
Computerworld IT Jobs
TeachingASCI (Association of Christian Schools International)
Christian School Employment
Chritian Schools International
Council of International Schools
K-12 Job Spot
Southern Teachers Agency
Top School Jobs
Writing and PublishingBook Jobs
Publishers Weekly Job Zone