So, you’re ready to work! Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time job, the process of looking for a position can be daunting if you are not resourceful. The following services and information are available to assist you:
Eagle Career Network (ECN) is a full service online recruiting system encompassing job and internship postings, on-campus recruiting opportunities, and events such as employer information sessions and career fairs. The system is for the exclusive use of NCCU students and alumni. Please familiarize yourself with the policies and expectations for using ECN and the On-Campus Recruiting Program.
While ECN is fairly easy to use, tutorials are available to assist students in getting oriented to the system. Career Services staff is also available to answer questions at 919-530-6337.
Career Services offers campus-wide career fairs each fall and spring semester so that students can connect with organizations recruiting for jobs and/or internships. To learn more about our upcoming career fair events, please visit Eagle Career Network.
Career Services assists students in identifying part-time opportunities on-and off-campus. Opportunities are typically posted on Eagle Career Network; however, students should get their resumes critiqued by Career Services prior to applying.
Career Services also coordinates processing for students that have received work aid positions on campus.
You can download the following Documents for word aid employment:
For assistance on finding, applying, and processing work aid employment; please contact Monica Stuckey.
For assistance on finding and applying for part-time jobs off campus, please contact Brenda Sexton.
Internship for Credit
Typically 40 hours of internship work for each hour of academic credit earned. Students who attempt a three credit hour internship would work 120 hours over a semester of approximately 14 weeks. There is flexibility with the work period and work hours. Overall, the employer should strive to create work opportunities which are consistent with the university’s academic calendar.
Students should consult their academic departments to learn more about internship courses and practicums that may or may not be associated with their major.
Students enrolled in internship or practicum courses must complete an internship placement form with Career Services upon securing an actual internship.
Internship for non-credit
Students can complete a paid internship for no credit. The internship must still be reported to Career Services via the internship placement form.
Co-ops are a structured method of instruction whereby students alternate or coordinate their studies with a job in a field related to their academic and career objectives. Therefore, co-ops are typically full-time and paid.
Students should consult their academic departments and financial aid about completing a co-op prior to applying or accepting a position.
A general rule in timing your internship is to search and apply the semester before. For example, if you are looking to complete a fall internship, then it is recommended to begin searching the spring semester, and perhaps summer before.
In any case, students should research the industry and learn if there are any aggressive timelines that would suggest they need to act sooner. For example, accounting and finance organizations typically recruit for summer internships in the fall.
Through the Eagle Career Network, students can interview with employers on-campus at the office of Career Services. Once a student has submitted their resume, before the resume collection deadline, they may check back on the system to see if they have been selected for an interview. If a student is selected for an interview, they must sign-up for an interview time on Eagle Career Network before the registration deadline. Once the sign-up period has ended, students are unable to register.
Students participating in on-campus interviews should carefully read over the Student Policies & Procedures. These guidelines give instructions on interview preparation, interview cancellation and offer deadlines. All students agree to these policies and procedures upon participating in on-campus recruiting.
Students may also participate in interviews off-campus via the Eagle Career Network. Unlike on-campus interviews, students interview with employers at their company site (or remote) and are contacted by the employer directly to coordinate a date and time.
Through the on-campus recruiting program, students can attend information sessions to learn more about opportunities organizations are currently recruiting for, or may be recruiting for in the future. This is also a chance for students to connect with company representatives and leave a lasting impression. Please frequently Eagle Career Network for updates on organizations coming to campus.