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Are you looking for that perfect job?  Do you need help landing it?  Our Career Planning office has the tools you need to get noticed.  

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MavJobs powered by Handshake is an online service that makes it easy for Medaille students and alumni to connect with employers.

MavsJobs powered by Handshake shares job recommendations based on your interests, major, and skills so you can explore opportunities just for you! Students and alumni can complete their profile by adding work experiences, skills, interests, and organizations to it to attract employers and secure jobs or internships. Students and alumni can also use MavsJobs powered by Handshake to schedule appointments and register for workshops or events through Career Planning.

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You can even download the Handshake app to keep up with the latest opportunities!

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What is a Resumé?

A resumé is a personal advertisement of you. It is a summary of your educational background and training, your business or professional experience and qualifications, your achievements and objective.

Medaille College's Career Planning Office is excited to offer Optimal Resume™, a resumé development program that allows students to develop an effective document for their job or internship search.

Create your resumé with Optimal Resume™

Resume Builder logoOptimal Resume™ is available to current Medaille students. You will need your email address to register. Services are available up until 6 months after graduation. Please ensure that graduation dates in your profile are up-to-date.

  • Over 100 Resume samples
  • Resumé Builder
  • Resumé Review Center
  • Scheduled Webinars

Download our Writing for Work Handbook for more information regarding resumé and cover letter writing.

For students applying for teaching positions, refer to the teacher's sample resumé and additional Information for teachers.

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Cover Letters

Cover letters are a means of introduction. They are meant to complement your resume and are required with each and every resume you send out.

Together, a well-crafted resume and cover letter present you effectively to an employer. A cover letter makes it clear you want the job. It not only summarizes your qualifications and targets them toward an employer's needs, it also takes your resume, a rather formal document, and personalizes it.

Download our Writing for Work Handbook for more information regarding resume and cover letter writing.

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Whether you are interviewing for an internship, career, or entrance into a graduate program, the interview process can be very stressful.

It is the first (and sometimes only) impression you have to make on the company or organization you wish to work for. Preparation is the key to a successful interview. It can be the determining factor to whether or not you get an offer.

Download our Interviewing Handbook for more information.

Interview Checklist:

  • Requested a full job description

  • Performed an analysis of my strengths and weaknesses

  • Researched the organization

  • Contacted people I know who work for the organization

  • Rehearsed common interview questions

  • Researched the interviewers

  • Have a list of questions to ask

  • Have a general idea of the salary

  • Have appropriate interview attire

  • Reviewed my social networking sites

  • Know exactly where I'm going :

    • physically (driving directions)

    • career (long- term plans)

  •  I'm energetic, excited and well rested


    Check out Career Planning's NEW online interview platform, Interview Stream, available for students and alumni. Interview Stream allows you to practice for your job or internship interview anytime, anywhere.  You can even download the Interview Stream app and practice from any mobile device. Choose from hundreds of interview questions available or create your own customized practice set!

    Go to Interview Stream:


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    Social Media


    Facebook marketplace
    Facebook job app
    Monster’s Facebook app. “Be Known”
    “Branch Out” for career networking
    Career Builder
    Career Friend
    “Hire My Friend”
    Like the pages of companies you want to work for 
    Update your status with your current situation and get feedback from friends


    LinkedIn Job Search Engine
    “Jobs You May Be Interested In”
    “Discover Jobs in Your Network”


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    Graduate School

    What is Graduate School?

    Graduate school is professional education beyond a bachelor's degree. Masters degrees are available in a great many fields of study, and usually require 36 credit hours to complete. These courses can be taken over a period of approximately two years of full time study, or four to five years of part-time study.



    • Research areas of interest, institutions and programs.
    • Talk to advisors about application requirements.
    • Register and prepare for graduate admission tests.
    • Investigate national scholarships.
    • If appropriate, obtain letters of recommendation.


    • Take required graduate admission test.
    • Write for application materials.
    • Visit institution of interest, if possible.
    • Write your application essay.
    • Check on application deadlines and rolling admissions policy.


    • Obtain letters of recommendation.
    • Take graduate admissions test if you haven't already.
    • Send in completed applications.


    • Register for Financial Aid.
    • Check with school to make sure application is complete.
    • Send Deposit
    • Send Thank-You letters to people who wrote your recommendation letters, informing them of your success.
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    Sullivan Campus Center
    2nd Floor, CC203

    Career Planning
    Medaille College
    18 Agassiz Circle
    Buffalo, New York 14214
    (716) 880-2210

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