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Handshake is the #1 way college students find jobs. Join today and get recruited by the top employers for full-time, part-time jobs, and internships - no experience required.

The Hart Career Center utilizes Handshake as our career services platform. This includes our employer network, internship/job posting database, on-campus interviews, professional development events, virtual career fairs, appointment scheduling with career advisors, a resource library, and more! Activate your Handshake account using your IWU username and password to access these free tools available to all of our students and alumni.

FOCUS 2 CAREER provides valid and reliable assessments including Work Interests-Holland Code, Personality, Values, Skills, Leisure Interests and Career Planning Readiness. Assessment results are used to help users select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions and take action in their career development.

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What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Check out this intro video about the platform!

Big Interview

When preparing for a job interview, it's not enough to only read advice - you need to put that advice into practice! That's why Big Interview isn't just a training course. You'll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level.

Get coached by an expert: Big Interview gives you cutting edge information about interview best practices.

Interview with confidence: Perfect your delivery and conquer your nerves with our interactive mock interview tool.

Over 140 Industries & Sets: Big Interview allows you to practice general, behavioral and technical questions.

Know exactly what questions to expect: There are thousands of these inside Big Interview, complete with insider insights and expert-crafted sample answers.

Craft great responses that 'wow' interviewers: The “Answer Builder” tool inside Big Interview will help you mine the depths of your memory to find the right stories to tell.

Nail your interview: When the competition is tough, it can make the difference between getting an offer and going home empty handed.

GoinGlobal is the market leader in helping job seekers of all nationalities fast track their career explorations both at home and abroad. Created by country experts, GoinGlobal features worldwide job and internship resources, including location-specific career guides, key corporate profiles, a proprietary H1B visa search engine and many job and internship postings.

GoinGlobal’s constantly updated job search resources include: hiring trends, industry overviews, professional and social networking groups, work permit and visa regulations, financial considerations, resume/cv guidelines, interview tips and cultural advice, and more.

Firsthand provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession - and how to position yourself to launch and build the career of your dreams.

Firsthand is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs.

Firsthand also offers essential advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking, and more. In addition, Vault offers detailed information on numerous professions and companies from a multitude of industries. This includes education requirements, skill requirements, salaries, advancement prospects, and more.

Firsthand publishes numerous employer, career, internship, resume, and interviewing guidebooks. Guides cover industries such as law, consulting, investment banking, accounting, investment management, private equity, hedge funds, Internet and social media, IT and engineering, energy, health care, advertising, and more.

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Patrick Zajac - Assistant Director for Career Engagement

Department - Career Center