Career Resource Center

Virtual Resources

Virtual Resources for Your Career Development

The goal of this page is to provide all of the Career Center’s virtual resources that you can use from the safety of your own home to continue or begin the journey to your career. The Career Center staff’s main goal during this trying time is to provide the same quality of service we provided in-person, on campus, in a virtual format. You can view all of Please see below for the following information:

  • Scheduling a virtual appointment with the Career Center staff!
  • Virtual Drop-in Hours
  • Virtual Graduate School/Career Fairs, Webinars and much more! 
  • Career Guides
  • Effective Interviewing
  • Job and Internship Search
  • Networking
  • Resume Examples by Major
  • Still trying to choose a major or career path?

 Scheduling a Virtual Appointment with the Career Center Staff!

For Fall 2020 the Career Center will be meeting with students and alumni through virtual appointments. Please use the links below to schedule an appointment.

Christine Daly: Business & CS/Engineering
Beth King: Internship Coordinator
Samantha Lopes: Education & Science
Dawn McCaw: Assistant Director | F&PA
Mark McFadden: Director
Nicole St. Onge: Liberal Arts & Sciences

OR please call 845-257-3265

Virtual Drop-in Hours
Monday-Thursday 12-4pm 
Access Drop-in Hours HERE

Virtual Graduate School/Career Fairs, Webinars and much more! 

Visit our office-campus events page for a list of virtual graduate school/career fairs, webinars and much more! This page is updated frequently, so please check back for updates. 

Career Guides
Use the below links to access our career guides

Career Guide Spring 2021

Applying to Graduate School
Building a Great Student LinkedIn Profile
Career Planning and Choosing a Major
Cover Letter Writing Guide
Effective Interviewing

Job Search
Resume Writing Guide

Effective Interviewing

Big Interview

Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.  For more information and how to access the system please visit here. Both students and alumni can use Big Interview free of charge.  

Big Interview User Guide

Video Curriculum:

  • Interviewing (Learn > Interview Playbooks)
    • New Graduate
    • Disabilities
    • Neurodiversity
    • ESL
    • Introvert
    • LGBTQ+
    • Military Transition
  • Resume Curriculum: Cover Letter Writing, Thank-You notes (Learn > Job Search Curriculum)
  • Job Search (Learn > Job Search Curriculum)
    • Networking (3 parts)
    • LinkedIn 101
    • Online Presence and Portfolios
  • Negotiation Curriculum (Learn > Negotiation Curriculum)

 Written Curriculum (Learn > Written Curriculum)

  • Interviewing basics
  • Resume and Cover Letters
  • Landing the Interview
  • Informational Interviews
  • Interview Prep
  • Acing the Interview
  • Follow-up
  • Answering the top questions
  • Behavioral interview questions

Job and Internship Search

Career Shift

CareerShift offers the most comprehensive online resource, designed to support the # 1 request of job seekers: an easy to use web site to conduct and organize their job search. For more information and how to access the system please visit here. Both students and alumni can use CareerShift to search free of charge.  

The Career Resource Center's online posting database for volunteer, internship and full-time opportunities. From your home page click on internships and careers, then HawkHire. Both students and alumni can use HawkHire to search free of charge.  

Additional Resources:
2020 Internship Status - COVID-19
Candor: Who's Freezing Hiring from Coronavirus


The Orange and Blue Network - alumni networking platform: Find connections through New Paltz's Global Community. Advance your career with professional networking. 

Connect: Find and reminisce with fellow graduates, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.
Give Back: Introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to our graduating students.
Expand: Leverage your professional network to get introduced to people you should know.

Resume Examples By Major

The Career Center has created resume examples to fit many of the majors offered at SUNY New Paltz. You can access them here.

Career Development Resources

How to Use LinkedIn Learning

Learn how to manage your career, from your first job search to moving up in your career to switching careers. Get the skills you need to grow your network, write a resume, interview, get a job, and get promoted.

Access this resources using your New Paltz credentials


Additional Online Resources

Career Contessa
Indeed Career Guide
The Vault