Writing a resume, finding internship opportunities, networking, and interviewing are all critical components of launching a successful career — but they are not always easy. Our workshops, guides, and online resources are a great place to begin building your personal skill set and brand.
Colgate Handshake is an online platform to find jobs and internships from employers seeking Colgate students.
Videos and Guides
Our videos and guides provide information on developing application documents, how to use our resources, and how to effectively prepare for interviews, networking, and more.
- Introduction to Résumés
- How to Build Your Résumé
- How to Describe Your Experiences
- How to Target Your Résumé
- Cover Letter Structure
- Cover Letter STARR Method
- Résumé Guide
- Résumé Rubric
- Writing Application Letters Guide
- Unofficial Transcript Instructions
- LinkedIn Guide
- Outreach Email Example
- Networking Guide
- Networking Log
- Dress for Success Guide
- Interviewing Guide
- Informational Interview Guide
- Thank You Letter Guide
- Code of Conduct Professional Career Search Ethics
International Jobs and Internships
The following resources are intended for both domestic students pursuing international jobs/internships and international students looking for domestic/international positions.
E-Verify Employers Search Tool
E-Verify allows students to search for employers who sponsor H-1b visas.
GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information, the latest worldwide employment trends, and industry outlooks reflecting international employers. Please contact us to obtain login information.
International SOS allows students to conduct research on international destinations regarding travel safety, health risks, cultural differences, and more. Use member login number: 11BSGC000073.
InternationalJobs.org is a comprehensive source of international careers for professionals, including international development jobs.
If you approach your search through the lens of a student-athlete or a member of the LGBTQ community, we have information specifically for you:
Many organizations strive to build a pool of employees representative of today's global and multicultural business environment. These organizations use a variety of resources to help find qualified and diverse candidates. This page lists a wide variety of external resources and websites targeting minority and diversity job candidates. We encourage you to contact us to help you target which resources are most relevant and useful to you during your search for employment.
Resources for Job Seekers
DiversityInc: Career opportunities with companies and organizations that truly value diversity in the workplace.
Diversity.com: Employers recruiting job seekers from diverse ethnic cultures, lifestyles, life stages, creative persuasions, abilities, religious affiliations, and genders.
DiversitySearch: Post your resume and search for jobs targeting diversity candidates.
Equal Opportunity Publications: Career magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities. You may also post your resume and find opportunities.
INSIGHT into Diversity: Magazine provides news, reports, and commentary on issues of diversity and inclusion.
NemNet Minority Network: Find opportunities in education and the public and private sectors and post your resume.
Resources for Internship Seekers
INROADS: Their mission is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunities: Resource for talented undergraduate students of color to explore careers in many industries.
Depending on the circumstances of your job offer, it may be appropriate or even expected that you negotiate your compensation. Prepare yourself for such a negotiation by doing some research before having that conversation.
NACE Salary Calculator Center: A hub for compensation data for over 500 occupations in 560 regions of the United States
Salary.com: A very comprehensive collection of compensation information for almost any occupation