The Career Center provides comprehensive career preparation, enabling students to take charge of their futures to find creative solutions to the world’s problems. Your experiences at Clarkson and beyond offer many opportunities to develop and enhance the eight essential Career Readiness Competencies, through participation in classroom learning, internships, co-ops, research, on-campus involvement, work experience, or other on- or off-campus endeavors. Our team can support you with exploring career paths, crafting professional documents, connecting with employers, developing networks, perfecting interviewing skills, and learning the necessary skills needed to prepare you for a lifetime of success!
To arrange a time to discuss your specific needs, please visit the Career Center on the second floor of the Educational Resources Center (ERC) or call 315-268-6477.
Start your career journey on Handshake!
Handshake is the main career development resource we use at Clarkson and in the Career Center. It is used for a variety of purposes such as finding career resources, company info sessions and job opportunities, as well as where to book an appointment with one of our career advisors.
Please visit your Handshake account to check out the various resources available to you as you head out on your career journey! For help with getting started with your Handshake account, check out these steps to complete your profile.
The Clarkson Difference
From the first day you step on campus, Clarkson supports students with hands on opportunities. Real-world experience is at the heart of a Clarkson education. All students are required to have at least one form of Professional Experience prior to Graduation (though many of our talented students have more than one!). The most common ways to fulfill this requirement is through the following activities (though not limited to these):
- Research Opportunities
- Study Abroad
- On Campus Employment Opportunities