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Africana Studies : Co-op to Career

Co-op to Career

What can I do with a Black Studies Major? Five Hundred Answers Provided by Robert Fikes, Jr.
.Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) premier resource on career guidance to hundreds of occupations and it is available for free

Occupational Outlook Handbook search table with links to Median Pay, Entry-level Education, On-the-job Training, Number of New Jobs (Projected) and Growth Rate (Projected)

Check Northeastern Employer Engagement and Career Design
Job Search page covers the process beginning with Resumes, Cover Letters and CVs to Negotiating Salary and Job Offers.

  • Find resume and cover letter examples using Scholar OneSearch
    Scholar OneSearch for resume "cover letter" examples and results

  • Get information about your company to customize your cover letter--
      Business Source Complete is a good place to start. NOTE: Use the CO (company) search option to narrow your results to information ABOUT a company:

    Business Source Complete sample search using Company search option to limit results to a company name

    Check specialized research tutorials to finding more company information, such as
         Public vs. private companies
         Finding information on private companies

  • AVON: Academic Video Online includes short videos---some less than three minutes for job hunting. Search "cover letter" (with quotation marks) to find videos, such as How to Craft a Cover letter

    or the importance of internships, a.k.a. co-op at Northeastern

AVON: Academic Videos Online includes short videos on the value of internships (coop)

Links to the above videos:

Hans Pfister Discusses Value of Internships (1:10 minutes)

Alissa Livingston States Internships are Critical (1:10 minutes)

Ken Saji Shares Views on Value of Internships (1:07 minutes)

Make a good first impression by preparing your elevator pitch. Here are some tips from a 3-minute video:. You may be asked to authenticate with MyNortheastern and DUO to see the video.
The Elevator Pitch  (3 minutes)

Sign up through the library for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for news and added-value information, such as the "job Hunt"
Wall Street Journal Student Hub page for Job hunt, Professional Development, Work/Life Balance and Personal Finance

University Services

Academic Advising

Academic Calendar 

Alumni Networks

Northeastern University Alumni Relations -- check Events and Opportunities

navigation bar on Northeastern University Alumni Relations webpage with highlight on Opportunities link

Career Help

Alumni Networks Reimagined Report from Christensen Institute
     Summary of report

Career Design

Careers with ITS

Class Schedules

Counseling -- AAI provides a wide-range of services for students of African origin including resume writing

Dolce Center for the Adancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) resources include Career Studio
  Also for veterans:       VR & E, Veteran Readiness and Employment

                                     Four Block with  resources and services in Bost

                                    Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) in New England

Husky Card Services includes Husky Dollars

Notary and Apostille Services

NU Place and the Asian American Center

NU Place presents Studio-on-the Go at the Asian American Center.every Wednesday at 5-6 in Ell Hall 405. All NU students welcome!


Office of CPS Academic & Student Support Services
          Gaining Real World Experience

Office of Student Employment, Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Looking for grants and fellowship opportjunities? Check this library resource:
PIVOT (COS) Community of Scholars
Pivot research funding search screen

A Google search can also help. Sample search:
Google search for grant or training

for grants or training opportunities with the EPA  ---> can get you to the EPA Grants website

Work Study 101 a module developed by Thrive at the Center for Financial Indepdendence

The Writing Center  -- Check Resources for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters 
Navigation bar to Writing Center --Resources link will take you to Resume Writing workshops

Undergraduate Research & Fellowships
check here to find research opportunities, fellowships, faculty mentors and events and services.


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