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The Clarkson University Career Center provides a centralized system of programs and services for all Clarkson students. These include: help with identifying a career direction or a specific field of study; help with developing effective resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills; connecting students with selected alumni for help with career specific questions or concerns; assistance with formulating the best search strategies for co-ops, internships and permanent jobs searches; a full range of employer recruiting activities that include career fairs, on and off campus recruiting programs, and on campus employer information sessions; and a 24/7, state of the art, web based program, KnightLink, which provides up-to-date information on all programs.


Is there help for first-year students in deciding the best career path for them?

Can first-year students take part in employer-related activities?

How does KnightLink work?

What services exist for students looking for positions nationally?

Is there help for first year students in deciding the best career path for them?

Yes, the Career Center utilizes the Strong Interest Inventory, a career guidance program, along with individual sessions with a career coach to map out ways for students to explore and gain more knowledge about possible career fields.

Can first-year students take part in employer related activities?

Yes. First-year students are encouraged to begin the process of connecting with employers early in their careers at Clarkson. Many employers actively seek out first-year students. Co-op and internship activities may have some academic restrictions so first-year students should check with the Career Center before engaging in any recruiting activity.

How does KnightLink work?

All students have a free account in KnightLink. They need to have an approved resume posted in KnightLink in order to interact with employers and apply for posted openings. The system is used to register students for information sessions, events and interview schedules. Students are encouraged to arrange an appointment with a Career Center representative to review this resource and all associated services.

What services exist for students looking for positions nationally?

The Career Center utilizes NaceLink, CareerShift and a significant alumni network to assist students in identifying national opportunities. Students are encouraged to meet with a Career Center professional to design a search strategy that meets their needs.

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Contact Information:

Career Center
Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave., ERC Suite 2300
PO Box 5620
Potsdam, NY 13699-5620
Phone: 315-268-6477
Fax: 315-268-7616