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24/7 Career Services Resources

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    Access career development resources 24/7 in our open Canvas page
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    Your one-stop for appointments, event sign-ups, job listings and more

How We Help Students

Bringing you closer to your goals

Starting on your very first day on campus, we're here to help you navigate your professional journey. Our career advisors can meet with you to offer support on exploring your major/career interests, writing a resume or cover letter, searching for an internship or job, obtaining graduate school information, and preparing for an interview. In addition to working one-on-one with you, we partner with local, regional and national organizations that are eager to hire Salem State Vikings.

Explore our services and make an appointment with career services by calling our office at 978.542.6406 or by visiting Handshake!


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A career, major and education planning assessment. Register and create your own personal account. Contact career services or view the Canvas page to obtain the access code.

Major Career Guides

View comprehensive career guides geared to specific majors. These guides include recommended professional associations, sample resumes and cover letters, sample companies within the industry and more!

What can I do with this Major?

A comprehensive list of majors, along with career-related positions and access to additional resources to help you better understand the ties between academic programs and career outcomes.

Informational Interviewing

One of the best ways to gain insight into a career path is to have one-on-one conversations with professionals in the field. Connect with family, friends, alumni, professors and folks in your desired field to determine if a career path is right for you.


Unsure how to begin or update your resume? Schedule an appointment with career services and also check out these helpful resume-writing resources to learn how to develop a resume that makes you stand out from the competition.

Cover Letters 

A cover letter gives you the opportunity to elaborate on your skillset and express your interest in an organization beyond your resume. Not sure where to begin when writing a cover letter? Schedule an appointment with career services and get helpful online tips to develop a cover letter that will impress the recruiter.


Nervous about interviewing? We can help with that! Schedule a mock interview appointment with career services and view these resources to learn how to be successful on phone, virtual and in-person interviews!

Salary Negotiation 

Salary negotiation may seem overwhelming; however, we can help you. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with a career advisor. We’ll help you know your value, determine your target salary and practice self-advocacy and negotiation skills.

Explore these resources to understand your earning potential based on salary, location, years of experience, etc.


Have you heard about the benefits of LinkedIn, but have questions on how to utilize it most effectively? Make an appointment with career services to learn more and view additional resources.    


Networking can open doors to new opportunities. It creates the opportunity to gain insight into a profession, job leads, current industry trends, hiring practices and referrals. Networking is the most efficient way to assist you in making career decisions regarding a job search. Get more tips by reading our online resource guide.

The job search process is scary for everyone, but depending on how you identify there can be additional stress that comes with understanding your rights. Career Services has compiled resources for international students, students in the LGBTQIA+ community, students with disabilities, veterans, students of color and women. View our culturally-affirmative resource guides.

Graduate school is about specialization, not exploration; it is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a specific content area. Make an appointment with career services to discuss options and the application process.

Is Graduate School Right for You?

Is graduate school right for you? Learn more about the decision-making process and what to consider when applying!

Writing a Personal Statement

Get help writing your personal statement with these tips amd best practices.   

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