Career Research

You will find many of these tools useful in your self-discovery and career research:

  • FOCUS OnlineFOCUS Online: (enter Access Code NYIT) An online assessment and occupational exploration tool. (**This is the new version of Focus. If you already have a Focus account, you will need to create a new account and then choose the option to import your data to the new system)
  • O*NET, developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, features constantly updated information for more than 1,000 job titles. It lists characteristics necessary for specific career areas related to interests, work values, and abilities as well as a list of knowledge and skills (i.e. critical thinking, writing, etc.) needed for specific jobs. All you need to do is click on "What It Takes."
  • What Can I Do With My Major? is a listing of majors linked to potential careers (pdfs).
  • Professional Associations and Other Resources organized by field of study to assist you in your career research.
  • Job and Internship Search Engines organized by industry.
     

Online career search tools include:

  • Career SearchCareerSearch: A research database of more than 4 million employers worldwide (including contact information, Web sites, maps, competitors), searchable by industry, location, and key words. You can create an account using NYIT's referral ID: NYIT1955. Before you get started check out the online tutorials.
  • UniworldUniworld: Two multinational business directories that allow you to search for U.S. firms operating in foreign countries and foreign firms operating in the U.S. Contact information contains headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates.
  • Check out CareerTV, the first and only global television program and interactive website designed to help college students and young professionals develop long-lasting, successful careers.
  • Job Choices 2012: find resume samples, interview advice, and more.
  • Junglecampus.com brings you WetFeet Magazine. Each issue is packed with information to help undergrads get the careers they want with features including: interviewing advice, resume tips, recruiter Q&A’s, and inspirational profiles of young employees and entrepreneurs.
  • O'Dwyer's: inside news of public relations and marketing communications.
     

Do you have a social media profile?

We recommend using LinkedIn to connect with NYIT alumni and to network with professionals in your field. Create a profile and/or join the NYIT Networking Group. Take advantage of their robust Learning Center and follow their tips to best utilize LinkedIn for your job search. Watch LinkedIn videos to learn more or download this pdf to learn 10 Ways You Never Thought of Using LinkedIn.

 

Tip Sheets (pdfs):
Compiled by Career Services each tip sheets contain valuable information related to the many aspects of your job or internship search. Printed copies of these documents are also available at the Career Center on our campus.

 

 

Salary information (Note: when researching salary data online, remember that not all sources are based on independent scientific research. Use these tools as a starting point, and cross-reference salaries from several sources):

Stop by the Office of Career Services on your campus to check out additional resource material and/or meet with a career counselor to take the first step in preparing for a successful and rewarding career.

Old Westbury campus
David G. Salten Hall, room 3
Phone: 516.686.7527
Fax: 516.686.7508
E-mail: cs@nyit.edu

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11580

Manhattan campus
26 W. 61st St., room 211
Phone: 212.261.1537
Fax: 212.261.1670
E-mail: cs@nyit.edu

Mailing address:
1855 Broadway
New York, NY 10023


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