Student and Alumni Support
Find jobs and internships
The Office of Career Development provides two job search websites that are just for FDU students and alumni. Register with your FDU email address.
- CareerQuest: Search for local jobs and internships.
- CareerShift: Search one service for jobs from Indeed, Monster, corporations, etc.
Learn more about the career services provided by the Alumni Association.
Do yourself a favor and meet with a career advisor. It’s free.
- Contact us to a make an appointment discuss your career options and goals. The best time to start is now.
- You don’t need an appointment if you visit us during our walk-in days:
- Walk-in Wednesdays from 2 to 4 PM on the Florham Campus.
- Walk-in Mondays from 3 to 4 PM on the Metropolitan Campus.
- Create your individualized career development plan. Meet with your advisor one-to-one or attend a workshop.
- Read our career guide to get a thorough overview of the career development process.
- Check out the online calendar and stay informed of upcoming events, like workshops for employer visits.
Learn about careers
- Use What can I do with this major? to connect majors with careers.
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career summaries and job duties, description of work environments, pay, employment estimates, and growth.
Take the tests
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory are invaluable. And free!
Match your personality type to a career. It’s like astrology, but it’s based on scientific psychological research. You answer probing questions that determine which of 16 personality types best describes you. The results you’ll get are eye-opening and often life-changing.
- Florham Students email Kelly Keyes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Metro students email Theresa O’Neill at email@example.com.
Use social media as a tool
- After reviewing an official company website, search for it on LinkedIn and browse the content. Note if there are any Alum that currently work there.
- Connect with FDU Alumni to get some insight on the job market and tips for the job search.
- Follow FDU Career Development on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in tune with events on campus like workshops, presentations, career fairs, and other events.
Clean up your social media identity
- Be mindful of what you post on social media. Remove/untag yourself in anything unprofessional and adjust privacy settings on your accounts if necessary.
- Never complain about a job, coworker, or boss on social media.
- Do not take this lightly. A typical first step of an employer after reviewing your resume is searching for you online. Search yourself on Google, including the image search, to see what comes up in the results list. Follow the necessary steps to remove anything that is unprofessional.
- You’ve put in a great deal of effort to make your resume and cover letter look and sound perfect. Don’t harm your chances of getting an interview with unprofessional content on social media.
Student/alumni/employer employment disclaimer
The Office of Career Development at Fairleigh Dickinson University provides an online job posting system free of charge to employers and to Fairleigh Dickinson University students and alumni seeking employment opportunities.
Career Development provides a referral service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers or applicants. The goal is to provide accurate posting information. Career Development makes no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office. Career Development is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment.
All job listings are posted at the discretion of the Office of Career Development, and it reserves the right to edit or refuse job announcements for any reason.
All hiring and compensation for work performed by student and/or alumni employees are handled directly between them. Career Development does not perform background checks on students and/or alumni applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students/alumni are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications/credentials and determine the overall fit between the employer and the applicant.
Use of this job posting website is entirely at the risk of the users and the University expressly disclaims any and all liability with regards to usage of this site. In addition, the Career Development is not responsible for the content made available through the web links to other websites. The opinions and views associated with the websites are not necessarily those of Career Development.
Employers, students, and alumni are encouraged to provide feedback to Career Development regarding their employment experience through the use of this service. For additional information, contact the Office of Career Development