By: Anne Hwang ‘23
With the fall semester half-way through and the winter semester quickly approaching, many students have started to ponder about applying for internships for the upcoming months.
But where do you start?
While many students know about internships, it’s not always easy to find credible internship opportunities. Fortunately for Macaulay students, the Career Development department takes the initial process of vetting every internship opportunity before it is posted to our job portal, CareerPath, so students can easily find a varierty of credible opportunities. Aside from CareerPath, did you know that Career Development events can actually be found on a variety of platforms? Check out four sites where Macaulay and other credible organizations post events and opportunities.
Let’s start with CareerPath. Oftentimes, underclassmen will ask an upperclassmen about CareerPath (usually they’re just guessing and aren’t 100% sure). Therefore, I will break it down easily.
CareerPath is the online job portal where the Career Development team will post hundreds of opportunities, including internships, programs, fellowships, part-time jobs, and even full-time jobs. The platform serves underclassmen and alumni. All postings on CareerPath have been vetted and approved by their team. Thus, the job opportunities you find are credible and legit. If you want to see what jobs are available and more information about these opportunities, CareerPath is the place to go.
If you’re not looking for an internship or job opportunity, but would like to find news, events (i.e. information sessions), industry talks, professional lunch series, and other events that get passed on to the Career Development team, our LinkedIn groups are where it’s at. We often post career related events on our LinkedIn groups, so it’s a good idea to join both groups if you’re interested. We have a Macaulay Student network as well as a Macaulay Alumni network, and you can feel free to join both (If you’re an alum, until then just join the Student network)! In addition to learning about events, the Macaulay network groups are also a great way to make connections with fellow peers and alums!
Club Macaulay and Macaulay Website
Club Macaulay is an app specially designed for Macaulay students exclusively. Along with many other clubs, the Career Development department will utilize Club Macaulay to share information regarding events, programming or even opportunities that may be of interest to students. Aside from Club Macaulay, all of Career Development’s news can also be found under the Career Development section within the main Macaulay website. Here, you’ll find the events page, the career development blogs, and the access page to CareerPath. You can also make appointments for career guidance, career coaching, and more on this page! Think of this page as the hub of all Career Development news and resources.
Of course, we can’t forget about good ole’ social media. If emails aren’t really your sort of thing, then try following Macaulay on one of its many social media sites to keep yourself posted and up to date with the latest career development events. Check out Macaulay’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Interested in writing a blog for the Career Development blog? It’s open to Macaulay students and alums. If you would like to contribute or have any questions, feel free to email Jamie.Ruden@mhc.cuny.edu.