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How Students Find Jobs: Hire-A-Niner

  • Current and admitted students my login to Hire-A-Niner using their existing NinerNet credentials.
  • Once you login to your Hire-A-Niner account you can search for the various opportunities in the database. Each position may have specific criteria that must be meet to apply for the position, so read the requirements for each position, as well as the system will display if you are missing, or not meeting, certain criteria.
  • In an effort to maintain positive relationships with our employers and help students present themselves professionally, we require each student to have an approved resume before submitting it for many jobs and internships, on-campus interviews, and resume books. The Resume Approval Checklist has the baseline requirements for resumes. Once a student's resume is approved in the system, they can upload additional documents without having to go through the review process. 
  • Staff review students' first resumes uploaded into Hire-A-Niner within 2 business days. Students receive an email about whether their resume was approved or whether changes are needed (personalized feedback is provided). 
  • The Career Center offers drop-in hours to give students the opportunity to ask questions and get direction about resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, LinkedIn profiles, and Hire-A-Niner questions. The best part - no appointment is needed!
  • Login to your Hire-A-Niner Account
  • If needed, complete the personal and academic account information under “My Account”
  • Confirm you have uploaded documents, and have an approved resume, under “Documents”
  • Search for opportunities under “Jobs” or under the Quick Links section “Search Jobs (all jobs)” or “Jobs I Qualify For”
  • You can search jobs by use of keyword search or location. If you search all jobs, you can add position type, industry, and more filter options.
  • If searching for an On-Campus position, use the Prefix Legend to search by FWS: Federal Work Study, STW: Student Temp Wage, or UPIP: University Professional Internship Program

Once you have an approved resume, uploaded any required documents, and searched for positions, you will be apply to apply to an opportunity. You will click on the “Apply” button, select your resume (and other documents if required), then submit the information. Your resume and documents will be sent to the contact attached the job, and the employer will reach out to you if you are selected for an interview. Note: Some employers may have an additional location for you to apply directly to their website, or via application link.

This comprehensive resource provides students with a vast variety of activities, including exercises designed to help with major and career exploration, a detailed guide to writing resumes and cover letters, and salary negotiation tips. 

A practice interview is a professional development tool to practice your skills and gain feedback from employers, career advisors, and alumni. We encourage students to consider scheduling at least one practice interview each academic year to fine tune their skills. BigInterview, an online platform that allows students to record their answers to a set of interview questions and replay them, is another great interview practice tool.

The University Career Center has a Professional Clothing Closet that provides free professional clothing to students. Students can browse the closet by coming in to the Career Center during drop-in hours.

The Career Center offers drop-in hours to quickly and thoroughly respond to students questions about resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, LinkedIn profiles, and Hire-A-Niner questions. The best part - no appointment is needed!

The Career Center offers several Career Fairs throughout the academic year in which students can visit a wide variety of employers to learn about part-time, internship, and full-time job opportunities. Students can find additional information about each fair (like a list of employer attendees, dates, times, and location) in Hire-A-Niner.

Students are encouraged to meet with their career coach and/or attend a career fair preparation Meet Up to gain confidence in networking skills and learn how to best navigate these large-scale events.