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The Tina Press & David Rubin Career Development Center (CDC) provides current students with a wide variety of resources, skills training, career events and individual advising to support their job or internship searches.


Handshake is Syracuse University’s career platform that can connect you to hundreds of top employers. This guide will walk you through how to search for and apply to job and internship opportunities from Syracuse University-approved employers. You will also learn how to complete your profile and set up appointments with your Newhouse career counselors.


The CDC is now offering podcasts—a fantastic way to enhance your job-seeking skills. Click here for episodes and check back frequently for additional topics that will help you land the internship or job of your dreams.

Making It a Reality

Congratulations! You've graduated! Whether you’re back home with family or on your own, looking for work may seem overwhelming, and the farther away you are from campus, the lonelier you may begin to feel. Don’t fret: The CDC has created the Making It a Reality guide to assist and encourage you as you pursue that first job—and to serve as a refresher when you’re ready to move on to job number two!

Quick Tips

Organizing your job search is key. You need to identify geographic locations where you'd like to work and job types that interest you. That takes focus and research, not to mention the networking process that will help you land a position. Our Quick Tips guide can help you build the framework for your job hunt.

Resources Lists

The CDC has compiled two comprehensive lists of resources to act as supplements to your job or internship search. The list of online resources includes sites that may list jobs or career resources, while others may provide industry news and event information. Remember to also check sites outside of the category that coincides with your field of interest. For example, you might find ad sales or publicist positions on a website in the magazine category if the jobs are with a magazine or publication. Current students or alumni living near campus should also review the list of on-campus resources. Individuals who are unable to come to campus should check with larger libraries in their area, as many may also have access to these resources—you just have to ask!

Newhouse Network

Newhouse alumni make up most powerful, successful group of communications professionals in the world. You can connect with alumni through the Newhouse Network, an online alumni database after receiving training as part of the Job Hunt Marathon seminar. Students, please visit the CDC in 313 Newhouse 3 to get more information about the Newhouse Network. Alumni, learn more about the Newhouse Network.


Alumni can sign up for JobOps, a weekly email newsletter that includes numerous job listings, job hunting advice and other career related information. To sign up, go to our JobOps page.

CDCNews and CDCGradNews

The CDC offers two, weekly email-based newsletters for current students, CDCNews (for undergraduate students) and CDCGradNews (for master’s students). Each issue includes updates on the latest job and information internship opportunities and information on upcoming seminars and events, including speakers and employer visits. You are automatically signed up for CDCNews and CDCGradNews once you're enrolled at Newhouse. If you're not receiving your newsletter, please email CDC Director Kelly Barnett and ask to be added.


The CDC offers several seminars to current students throughout the academic year. Topics include job hunting and networking, finding an internship, how to effectively use LinkedIn, résumé and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. A full schedule of dates and times is posted in the office, and upcoming sessions are listed on the events page.

Industry directories

Each year, the CDC purchases industry directories, which are available for office use, to provide you with the most up-to-date information on media businesses and industries.

Internship archive

The CDC maintains an archive of thousands of recently submitted internships. You may use the archive to search for openings by location, by employer, or by industry. Or come into our office and check out the internship posting board, which lists the "latest and greatest" opportunities.

Guide sheets

The CDC publishes numerous handouts, templates, examples and instructions on a variety of career-related topics, such as how to execute a job hunt, drafting cover letters and résumés, interview etiquette, putting together an excellent portfolio and more. Come in to the office to learn more.