Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Find Your Career

Sometimes you have an idea of what career you want, but you have never seen or heard of anyone doing it before. Or, maybe you like your major, but you don’t know what to do with it. Here, I am listing 4 resources that I recommend to students when they want to find out what they can do after college.

On PrideCMS, you can go to Candid Career. Candid Career is the YouTube of jobs; it features tons of videos of people from various careers. You can do an advanced search by major and see what people from various majors have gone on to do.

First things first, make sure you have a LinkedIn. It is a great way to show what experiences and skills you have that can make you a great candidate for an internship or job. It is also a great way to network with other people, especially those in the industries you want to work in. A great way to find people to learn and network from is through the Alumni page of Linkedin. On this page, you can search for alumni based on things such as major, location, company, etc. And what’s great about networking with alumni is that you have the icebreaker handy of both being Hofstra students. You will be surprised to see how many alumni and people, in general, are ready and willing to share their stories and help out.

You can use Alumni Student Konnection (A.S.K.) the same way you can use LinkedIn: to find alumni to get career advice from. The advantage of using Alumni Student Konnection is that the alumni on it volunteer to be on this database and are likely to respond to students who contact them for informational interviews or career questions. You can access A.S.K. by logging on to your student portal. is the Google of jobs. It’s an easy-to-use website that allows you to search for jobs all over the Internet using keywords and location. Say you wanted to do marketing for non-profit organizations or develop public transportation in new areas; you can use keywords that go along with those ideas and see what you find on

If you need any advice on how to use these resources, develop your network, and most importantly, find your career, you can make an appointment to see a career counselor online at or by calling 516-463-6060.

Nayelli Perez, Assistant Director

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