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Programs and Services


HANDSHAKE

Howard University’s official career education and job-search site, Handshake is a comprehensive career development portal that offers hundreds of job listings, career readiness events and other career related services. It provides students with information and resources for job market preparation.  Students can register for annual career fairs, on-campus interviews, and other career development activities hosted by the Office of Career Services. To take advantage of the opportunities, log in here!



MAJOR AND CAREER EXPLORATION

One-on-one 30 minute career coaching sessions with an OCS Career Coach is available for all undergraduate and graduate students. These 30 minutes sessions are an excellent opportunity to receive guidance and clarify your career and academic goals. Please note that these are by appointment only and are scheduled after students have taken the SuperStrong Assessment. The self-assessment tools offered by the Office of Career Services is designed to guide you in the right direction. The SuperStrong Assessment tool helps students plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and career.

Take the SuperStrong Assessment: 

  1. Students must first contact OCS via email careerservices@howard.edu to get the Howard specific access link 
  2. Click on the link to sign up for a free account
  3. Take the SuperStrong Assessment
  4. Schedule your appointment for a career coaching session on Handshake



JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

We have thousands of companies that post full-time jobs,  internships, fellowships and other employment opportunities directly on Handshake for Howard graduate and undergraduate students from all Schools and Colleges. To start your search on Handshake for employment opportunities in your field click here.  Complete your profile and begin your job search. Please remember to upload your resume after getting it reviewed.


RESUME WRITING AND REVIEWS

Students have the opportunity to have their resumes reviewed to receive valuable feedback prior to beginning their job search. OCS career specialists or employer representatives will conduct resume review sessions throughout the semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12pm-3pm in the Office of Career Services. RSVP on Handshake to receive this one-on-one resume critique.


CAREER READINESS WORKSHOPS

OCS staff and other expert industry partners will deliver career related information, through a series of weekly training sessions and workshops offered Wednesdays. To view a listing of workshops and RSVP for the events, log on Handshake.



CAREER FAIRS (Fall and Spring)

HU Jobs ad Internships Fairs

  • All Majors Career Fair (Spring) - Tuesday, February 27 & Wednesday February 28, 2018. The university's ALL Majors fair attracts over 150 employers and is designed to provide students and alumni from all classifications and majors, access to various employment opportunities from the private sector, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and contractors.​ RSVP on Handshake beginning February 2018
  • All Majors Career Fair (Fall) - October 2018 
  • College of Engineering & Architecture Fair - Thursday, February 8, 2018 
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health Fair - November 2018 
  • College of Pharmacy - November 2018
  • School of Communications Fair - October 2018 
  • School of Education Fair - March 2018 

Graduate & Professional Schools Fair - OCS Graduate and Professional Schools Fair - November 2018



EMPLOYER INFORMATION SESSIONS

Many employers and graduate schools programs, who recruit on campus, host pre-recruitment presentations and events throughout the semester. These presentations provide students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with organization representatives and the career opportunities prior to the active interview season. RSVP on Handshake.


INDIVIDUAL CAREER CONSULTATIONS

Individual appointments are reserved for major and career exploration, cover letter reviews, and graduate school essays/personal statements. To take advantage of these sessions, students are required to schedule an appointment via Handshake.


ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS

Each semester, employers advertise available full-time positions, internships and fellowships on Handshake. Each employer will schedule interviews, for qualified applicants, on campus in our interview suites or at their office location. To be eligible to participate in On-Campus Interviews, students must register on Handshake, be in good academic standing, and must meet the minimum qualifications for the position outlined by the recruiting company.

Hours of Operations
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday - Friday

Office of Career Services
C.B. Powell Building, Suite 212  
525 Bryant Street, NW
Washington, DC. 20059

Phone 
202-806-7513

Fax
202-462-4267

careerservices@howard.edu