Handshake is La Salle’s job and internship posting board with listings that include positions on campus and at locations throughout the Philadelphia region, the United States, and beyond. In addition to being a job search tool, you can also search and sign up for events and career fairs on campus.
Our On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program brings major corporations, companies, social service and non-profit organizations, and government agencies to La Salle’s campus to interview students seeking full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Taking place in the Career Center office in Founders’ Hall, 128, Fall semester interviews are conducted from mid-September to mid-November and Spring semester interviews typically run from early-February to mid-April.
Need help getting started with networking? The Career Center can help!
Networking can help you build mutually beneficial professional connections. While networking doesn’t directly land you in the position of your dreams, every connection can be of assistance to you and your career growth. Read these useful tools to learn more about mastering networking:
Virtual career fairs can be accessed through Handshake under the Events page. You can register and select whether you’d like to attend a virtual one-on-one or group session with an employer.
On the day of the registered virtual session, you and the employer can determine whether you’d like to connect through chat, video, or audio. Sessions can be joined 5 minutes prior to start time, and you should prepare for your virtual session by researching the employer you’re meeting with, bringing an updated resume, and by dressing professionally!
For more tips for your virtual interview:
Students can browse and apply for on-campus jobs through Handshake. The below steps should be taken to work on campus:
At the Career Center, we’ll help you develop the behaviors, skills, and knowledge for a successful transition into life beyond La Salle.
The Explorer Shadow Program is a one-day shadow experience that allows La Salle students to observe a professional in a specific job or organization. As a joint effort between the Career Center, Alumni Engagement, and participating departments and programs, the Explorer Shadow Program allows students to explore a career field of interest, gain first-hand knowledge of a real work environment, and explore possible opportunities for a future career.
To apply to the Explorer Shadow program:
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Unsure about what to wear to a job or career fair? Read our professional dress guide, and follow us on Instagram for more tips. If you need professional clothing, be sure to stop by our Career Closet located in Founders’ Hall, Room 128.
Be better prepared for interviews, polish your resumes and cover letters, and find opportunities to prepare you for a successful job search and career with the resources below.
Choosing a major is a big decision that may require research to ensure it is an appropriate fit for your strengths, goals, and needs. The Career Center offers resources that allow for self-exploration and awareness so that you can make informed decisions and move at your own pace.
The Focus 2 Self-Assessment is a great first step in exploring a major or career path. At the end of each assessment, you are given a list of career options that match your results. Remember, the results are just career areas to explore. We recommend that you schedule an appointment to speak with a Career Counselor to discuss and create a plan for next steps.
* Don’t forget to use access code, “explorers”.
Resumes are typically your first impression on a potential employer. It’s best to market yourself in a position that clearly articulates your abilities and experiences in a professional and well-written manner.
Sample Resume for All Majors:
Sample Resumes by Major:
Elaborate on your resume by writing a cover letter that highlights two or three specific reasons you are a great fit for the role. Cover letters should always be personalized and tailored to the role or employer to which you are applying.
Tips for writing a cover letter:
Finding a job or internship takes time and energy. Preparing yourself prior to starting the internship or job search process will help you stay motivated!
Job Search Strategies:
When conducting a job or internship search, you’ll find that there is not just “one right way”. However, the Career Center does have suggestions that can guide you in the direction that works best for you and your goals.
Beyond individualized sessions that will help you polish your interviewing skills, keep in mind the below information to prepare for a job or internship interview: