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CONTACT US

Office of Cooperative Education
209.946.7499
jsmith7@pacific.edu
Chambers Technology Center 105
Jennifer Smith
Cooperative Education Coordinator
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Student Resources

Check out the on campus Career Resource Center for all information on both on/off campus employment.

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Helpful Resume Information/Advice

  • Components of a resume:
    - Identification (name, address, phone number, email address)
    - Education
    - Experience (CO-OPS, internships, full-time/part-time jobs, campus employment)
    - Extracurriculars (community service, organizations, leadership)
    - Honors/awards
    Skills and Abilities (technical/computer/industry-specific and languages)
  • Be sure to fix all typos, grammar errors, and formatting before turning it into an employer
  • Eliminate information that doesn't support your career objectives (unless that's your only experience)
  • Instead of listing what you did, write about what you accomplished
  • An employer spends an average of 6 seconds looking at a resume


Interview Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Research the company beforehand and find out what they are all about
  • Ask insightful questions - employers love it when you ask them questions
  • Don't ask questions that have answers you can find on their website
  • Follow-up with an employer afterwards to thank them for the opportunity
  • Prepare your answers ahead of time for some common interview questions:
    - Tell me about yourself.
    - How would others describe you?
    - What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    - Why did you choose to go to Pacific?
    - What do you know about our company?
    - Tell me about a time when...(situational question)

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