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.
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.
GovernmentState of Michigan
USA Jobs - Federal Jobs
Jobs Within MichiganMI Talent
Intern in Michigan
Media ProductionStaff Me Up
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
View the following online magazine which is full of helpful resources.