Job Search Preparation (Master’s Students)

Once you have identified careers and work environments of interest and developed your professional skills, the next step is to prepare a strategy for the job search and application process.  Our Job Search Preparation workshops, combined with drop-ins, and individual coaching sessions, will help you to make a lasting, positive impression on prospective employers.


For all events in the Graduate School, visit our calendar.

One-on-One Appointments

More in-depth guidance on job search preparation is available from our staff.  If you are a current student or a postdoctoral scholar requests for appointments can be made via Handshake. (Need help?)


  • Big Interview: Garner interview skills and then practice what you’ve learned on this online platform.
  • Handshake: Use this online tool to secure appointments with our office.
  • Student Jobs 101 at LinkedIn: This handbook series within LinkedIn will guide you along in the transition from university student to the professional world.
  • Cost of Living Comparison: When considering a move to a new city, the cost of living may differ from that of Syracuse or other cities familiar to you. This calculator will help identify the differences and how much more or less you will need to maintain your standard of living.
  • Career Research Guide via Syracuse University Libraries for additional career exploration resources.
  • Glassdoor: A well regarded job search site, Glassdoor allows you to search for jobs, read company reviews, and provides salary estimates.
  • USAJobs: If you are interested in securing a Federal Government position, this site allows you to search and apply for Federal Government jobs.
  • Idealist: This wide ranging site features jobs and other resources related to the non-profit sector.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook:The US Department of Labor provides general information on salaries and projected jobs for a 10-year period based on occupation groups.
  • Career Onestop / America’s Career InfoNet: This resource, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, has a wealth ofinformation for career exploration, job search, and other elements of career preparation.
  • This site provides salary information relative to your value in different markets, benefits, and cost-of-living comparisons.