Your Job Search

Ready to jump in?

Use our online tools to find student employment, full-time positions, or internships.

Make a plan.

A successful, well-thought-out job search strategy requires patience and diligence. You have clarified your goals and interests, researched the fields that interest you and have learned how to construct an effective resume and cover letter. You are now ready to start your job search. Here, we have provided you with a step-by-step guide for undertaking a job search.  If you have any questions or want more information, please make an appointment with a career professional.

Complete Printable Job Search Guide

Keep a Healthy Perspective

Remember that your coursework, activities, and other areas of life are just as important as your job search. We encourage you to maintain a healthy relationship with your job search. You will find your way. Do not forget that post-graduate internships and temporary employment are also options for you depending on your anticipated situation after graduation.

Start Applying to Relevant Employers

Log into Handshake to use the resources below to search for jobs:

  • ArtSearch
  • GoinGlobal
  • Vault
Employers approved to post opportunities have been reviewed based on their legitimacy as an organization. Sharing information about their jobs, internships or events does not indicate sponsorship or endorsement by Mount Holyoke College. It is the participant’s responsibility to apply due diligence in assessing prospective employers and the details of the opportunities they offer, and it is up to each participant to assess whether any particular opportunity posted in Handshake aligns with their personal values, goals and interests. If you have any questions or concerns about any employer posting opportunities in Handshake, please contact the Career Development Center at
The Career Development Center does not support employers that use racist or biased language or whose jobs or internships are harmful to students. Students are encouraged to report any concerns about an employer or opportunity in the Mount Holyoke College Handshake platform ( to the Career Development Center at We seek to protect the confidentiality of these reports. Reports will be taken seriously and will be followed up on with care and compassion for the student and support for their ongoing career development.

Online Resources

Be aware of job scams. These scams can be listed on the same websites as legitimate jobs, so be cautious of jobs that ask YOU for money or make suspicious promises. This video will provide you with an overview and there is more information on the subject through the Federal Trade Commission.