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Key Steps

The basic process for applying to positions is the same for those seeking internships, part-time jobs or full-time positions. Here are the key steps:

  1. RESUMES: Prepare a targeted resume, have it approved at The Shevet Glaubach Center (SGC), and upload it to YU CareerLink under the "documents" tab. Resume Samples and Guides are available on the SGC Canvas Hub. 
  2. JOB SEARCH METHODS: Utilize our fact sheets on job search strategies to learn about the multiple ways to discover opportunities. All documentation including facts sheets, company information by industry is available on the SGC Canvas Hub. If interested in on-campus jobs and summer internships at Yeshiva, visit the Student Employment Page for Yeshiva University.

  3. NETWORKING: Network and conduct informational interviews to learn more about the industry and to find out about hidden vacancies. Networking is the most effective way of obtaining employment. You can meet networking contacts through sites such as LinkedIn. Use this LinkedIn Checklist to make the most of this resource. Also join professional associations and attend conferences in your field.
  4. COVER LETTERS: Write a targeted cover letter for each position. A generic version will not suffice. Ensure that each letter explicitly states why you want to work for that particular organization in that specific position.
  5. INTERVIEWS: Prepare for interviews and visit the SGC for a mock interview. Practice interviewing skills from your own computer using BigInterview.  If the organization requests a case interview, start preparing by visiting and meet with a counselor. Not sure what to wear on the interview? Check out our guide on how to "Dress for Success."
  6. THANK-YOU LETTERS: Send thank-you letters after each and every interview, preferable within 24 hours.
  7. ACCEPTING/DECLINING OFFERS: Speak with a counselor about accepting or declining offers and about possibilities for negotiations. Remember, you never need to accept an offer on the spot. Thank the employer for the opportunity and find out when they need a definite answer. Take time to consider if it is the right job for you. Review sites such as to read employee reviews of organizations.
  8. SALARY INFORMATION: The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available. Click here to access the NACE Salary Calculator. and also offer salary information.

Visit our Canvas Resource Hub to help you in the job or internship search process, including links to great job and internship postings.

Remember that this process takes time, so try to avoid waiting until the last minute to get started. On average, it takes roughly three-six months to find a job. However, certain industries may recruit much further in advance--sometimes up to ten months ahead for full-time positions and six months ahead for internships. Therefore, it is imperative that you do your research early on to determine the recruiting cycles for your industry of choice.

If you are interested in working on campus at YU, visit the human resources web site 

Resume Books

A Resume Book is a tool through YU CareerLink that allows the SGC to send your resume to employers on your behalf. Submit to the appropriate book(s) based on the semester and industry of your choice (e.g. ''Fall 2016 Finance Internship''). All resumes MUST be approved by a SGC counselor either through a walk-in or scheduled appointment. Log on to YUCareerLink, upload your resume, and find resume books under the "documents" tab.

Dress for Success


Appropriate Professional Attire

Did you know that an employer will make their first impression about whether or not to hire you based on the first 30 seconds of your interview? For this reason, dressing appropriately and conservatively for an interview is vitally important.


Business Formal: standard dress code for a job or internship interview and for career fairs. Full Suit.

Women’s business formal attire could include the following:

  • Skirt suit (preferably in a dark color), which includes knee-length skirt, tailored jacket, and solid (or subtle patterned) blouse/top
  • Pant suit (preferably in a dark color), which includes tailored pants and jacket, and solid (or subtle patterned) blouse/top
  • Closed toed shoes with no more than 1-2 inch heels
  • Post earrings (not dangling or large), minimal jewelry such as rings, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Small to medium size purse, along with portfolio, pen, and extra copies of your resume
  • Subtle make-up
  • Avoid perfumes

Men's business formal attire could include the following:

  • Two-piece, single-breasted, and dark (solid color or conservative pinstripes) suit
  • White dress shirt, buttoned all the way to the top, with a white undershirt underneath and conservative tie (no bowties, bright colors, or bold patterns)
  • Dark, polished shoes and matching socks
  • Portfolio, pen, and extra copies of your resume
  • Conservative, short haircut
  • Avoid cologne

Business Casual:

Often the dress code used in many offices, depending on your work environment and day-to-day responsibilities. While this type of attire is too casual for an interview, you may wear business casual for networking events, workshops, informational interviews, site visits, and the like.

Women’s business casual attire could include the following:

  • Jacket, blouse, cardigan, or conservative top with a knee-length skirt
  • Simple, knee-length dress
  • Closed or open toed shoes (no platforms or flip flops)
  • No jeans or casual sundresses

Men’s business casual attire could include the following:

  • Pants (dark or khaki)
  • Collared button up shirt with a white undershirt underneath or a collared knit polo shirt
  • Leather shoes (no sneakers or flip flops)
  • No jeans