Support & Resources for Fall 2021

This fall, we're offering advising and programs both in person and virtually. The Campus Recruiting Program will be virtual during the fall, and there will be additional opportunities to meet employers and alumni virtually throughout the semester.

Students can find guides on our website for common career topics ranging from getting started with career development as a first-year student to navigating the internship/job search to a curated set of resources for graduate students

The Center for Career Development serves Princeton undergraduate and graduate students of all years and interests. Our physical space is located at 36 University Place, Suite 200 (above the U-Store). 


Advising

Career advisers are available for in-person and virtual appointments with undergraduate and graduate students — even during academic breaks. 

Undergraduate students make an appointment in Handshake to meet with an adviser in person or virtually, or come to drop-in hours to meet with an adviser for a 15-minute session without having to make an appointment. Please note that from Aug. 30 – Sept. 17, all appointments for undergraduate students will be drop-ins. 

Graduate students can make an appointment in Handshake to meet with the graduate student adviser virtually or in person.

Is your office at 36 University Place (above the U-Store) open?

Yes, the office will be open for in-person appointments and select programs, and undergraduate and graduate students can reserve a virtual interview room if they need a quiet space to conduct an interview. 

In-person programs will have a location listed in Handshake and our website, and virtual events will have a Zoom link in the description or "Virtual" listed as the location. 

How do I meet with an adviser?

You can make an in-person or virtual appointment with an adviser using Handshake. Appointments will be conducted by Zoom or phone. If you can't find an appointment please email careerdevelopment@princeton.edu for help scheduling.

Will there still be drop-in advising for undergraduate students?

Drop-ins, which are 15-minute, in-person advising sessions that do not require an appointment, will be available during the fall on select days. Students can find more information about drop-in advising in Handshake

Please note that from Aug. 30–Sept. 17, all appointments for undergraduate students will be drop-ins. No appointment is needed, just come whenever works best for you between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fall is a very busy time and this will allow advisers to meet with as many students as possible. Scheduled appointments will resume Monday, Sept. 20.

What are common appointment topics?

Common topics for undergraduates include:

  • Getting started with career development
  • Career exploration
  • Networking
  • Figuring out summer/post-graduation plans
  • Preparing for next academic year
  • Navigating challenges at your current internship or summer experience
  • Internship, job and fellowship search strategies
  • Interview preparation
  • Resume, cover letter, personal statement reviews
  • Developing graduate school plans and application reviews  

Common topics for graduate students include:

  • Getting started with career development
  • Exploring career options for Ph.D.'s
  • Networking
  • Creating and revising CVs, resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Refining communications and networking skills

Resources for Common Topics

In addition to advising and programs, we offer multiple resources for undergraduate and graduate students addressing common career development topics.

If you're looking for inspiration...
If you're looking to put a plan together...
If you're thinking about a job or internship search...
If you are actively searching for internships or jobs...
If you're preparing to apply or interview...
If you're thinking about graduate or law school...

Campus Recruiting Program

The Campus Recruiting Program resumes Mon., Aug. 16, when full-time and internship positions associated with interviews in Handshake will become visible to all students. Information sessions begin Wed., Sept. 1. 

What is campus recruiting?

Campus recruiting gives students the opportunity to attend information sessions, employer-led career education programs and interviews for internships and full-time positions without leaving campus. 

Who can participate?

All currently enrolled Princeton undergraduate and graduate students can participate in the campus recruiting program.

Before participating, please read our Community Standards for Recruiting for policies and procedures. Please note that in order to be considered for an interview, you have to apply to its respective position through Handshake and be selected by the employer.

How do I find information sessions and internship/job postings that are part of the campus recruiting program?

Jobs and internships that are part of the Campus Recruiting Program for the 2021-2022 academic year will be posted on Mon., Aug. 16. 

Information sessions, coffee chats and internship/job postings that are part of the recruiting program will be regularly added to Handshake as they are scheduled. Check back often. 

In addition to opportunities associated with the Campus Recruiting Program, Handshake also has hundreds of internship and job postings from employers interested in hiring Princeton students and alumni. 

Will you still be holding HireTigers Career Fairs?

Yes. The Fall HireTigers Career Fair will be held on Fri., Sept. 17, and the Science and Technology Virtual Job Fair will be on Fri., Oct. 8.  The date for the spring fair has not yet been determined. 

I'm interested in exploring options outside of the Campus Recruiting Program. What options are there?

Not all organizations or industries participate in campus recruiting and they often post positions and hire closer to start dates than many organizations that come to campus in the fall. Here are a few resources that have opportunities in multiple fields:

You can also schedule an appointment with a career adviser to start to put a plan together to explore options that interest you. 

How do I get some assistance in coming up with a plan, understanding what opportunities are out there and how to pursue them?

Read our campus recruiting tips and Community Standards for Recruiting for more information pages for more information. 

Not all types of employers recruit at the same time. Learn more about common recruiting timelines by career field for internships and jobs. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to recruit@princeton.edu or schedule an appointment with a career adviser in Handshake.



Students on Leave

The Center for Career Development can provide students with advice about possible career advancement and potential opportunities during their time away from Princeton.

During leave, students can continue to access Handshake to find job and internship postings and register for workshops. Students can also use Handshake to schedule advising appointments, but should keep in mind that enrolled students will receive priority for appointments, and students on leave may have a longer wait to meet with an adviser.

Please note that there are opportunities that may not be available to students on leave. For specific questions, check with a Center for Career Development adviser.


Programs and Workshops

We're offering in-person and virtual events for undergraduate and graduate students. More information and the Zoom links are available in Handshake

In-person programs will have a location listed in Handshake and our website, and virtual events will have a Zoom link or "virtual" listed as the location.