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CONTACT US

Steve Harvath
Director, Cooperative Education
School of Engineering and Computer Science
209.946.3062
sharvath@pacific.edu

Career Development

Pacific provides students and alumni three vehicles to assist in your career development:

  1. The Career Resource Center (209-946-2361) is located in the McCaffery Center - the professional staff is trained in the career development process and is available to help you with all your career needs.  Get help:

         Understanding all elements of the job search process
         Learning to write strong, tailored resumes and cover letters
         Developing effective job search strategies
         Practicing interviewing skills
         Identifying resources for employer research
         Negotiating compensation and benefits
         Graduate school planning and writing personal statements

  2. The Alumni Association Mentor Network, located on-line and through TigerJobs - an excellent resource to be match one-on-one with one of our professional alumni working your your field of interest.  Go to www.pacificalumni.org/mentor to get signed up!

  3. The Coop Office (209-946-3905) is located on the first floor of the John T. Chambers Technology Center.  Besides facilitating the Cooperative Education Program for the School of Engineering and Computer Science students, this office also helps connect students and industry for fulltime permanent jobs.

Job Search Techniques

  • Schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor in the Career Resource Center
  • Use Tiger Jobs - this is your online job data base that hosts job postings with a variety of employers looking for Pacific students and alumni.  Resumes submitted through this job board usually are sent directly to the hiring managers who have partnered with the Career Resource Center.  Students can access Tiger Jobs through InsidePacific and alumni can request access by emailing Austin Ogan at aogan@pacific.edu.
  • Join a professional association related to your field of study.  Attend meetings or conferences, use the membership directory to identify prospective employers, and check for an association job board.
  • Create a LinkedIn account and learn to effectively use this professional social networking tool.  See a Career Resource Counselor for help maximizing the use of this site.
  • Create a target list of companies in which you are particularly interested and bookmark their career pages.  Visit frequently for new opportunities.  Check with anyone in your network to identify individuals they may know within these organizations.
  • Creat a list of your contacts and a record of all activity related to those contacts, including dates for follow-up.
  • Prepare well for an interview by thoroughly researching the company and practicing your interviewing techniques.