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Career Services & Certification

The School of Education’s Career Services office works with students on New York State teacher certification, credential files, job search workshops and resources, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation and practice, employer information and recruiting sessions, and help with the graduate school search and application process. Contact the Coordinator of Career Services & Certification for more information or to schedule an appointment, or check our calendar for upcoming Career Services workshops.

Please email soecareer@syr.edu for questions and assistance with career services and certification.

Career Services

  • Local and national job listings and announcements.
  • Workshops on the certification, graduate school, internship, and job search processes.
  • One-on-one assistance and advice on developing your resume, writing a cover letter, and completing job applications.
  • Employer information sessions and on-campus interviews.
  • Free professional headshot sessions and networking events.
  • Post-graduate planning and post-graduation document reviews.
  • Preparation for Teacher Recruitment Days, featuring school districts from across the country hoping to interview soon-to-be graduates.
  • The Health and Exercise Science Career Exploration Fair each fall, bringing a network of professionals and representatives from graduate programs to you.
  • Guidance with the University-wide Career Services office, which can connect you with the #WorkingOrange network of alumni, help with internship searches, exploring career and major options across the University, and more!

Certification

Career Services and the Office of Academic Services helps students in preparation programs apply for New York State certification. While our preparation programs meet the academic requirements, additional paperwork and testing is required to receive certification. Contact Career Services or your advisor with any questions about the process.

Handshake

Handshake is Syracuse University’s career management tool. Students are encouraged to claim, populate, and utilize this platform to find job or internship postings, career fair and event details, as well as employer descriptions and informative session. Students will also use this platform to schedule career counseling appointments

Credential File Service

A credential file contains letters of recommendation that can be sent to potential employers and graduate schools. There is a $35 registration fee, which covers the first three mailings or the first six emailed files. Additional mailings can be done for a fee. Once you’ve established a file, it remains active for the duration of your career life; updated letters can be added at any time. For more details and to set up your credential file, please refer to the Credential File Application (.pdf).