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January 2021: A Letter from the Job Lady

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

A Letter from the Job Lady image banner. White background with with orange, blue, yellow, purple, and green dots of various sizes. Green text January 2021 A letter from the Job Lady. CSU seal Career Services logo. @The LobLadyatCSU twitter logo. On the right side of the banner: an illustration of a woman with her hair up in a bun, wearing a blue pant suit and white sneakers with gold stripes. She has her left hand on her left hip and her right hand up, elbow bent, gesturing at the text.

Hello, Cleveland State University community—

Aaaaaand we’re back!

Welcome one and all to our Spring 2021 semester. And thank goodness.

A new year, a new semester and some new information for you here!

  • I wanted to draw your attention to Hire A Vike, our online job board powered by the software Handshake, which is the number one way college students find jobs. All public, 4-year institutions in Ohio use Handshake and the nationwide Handshake “community” includes 17 million students at over 1,000 colleges and universities—including 120+ minority-serving institutions. Our employer partners asked for it, so we got it! On this system, students can: update their profiles, upload their documents, search for internships and jobs, network with fellow students and review trust scores for employers. We need your help reminding students of this platform! They simply sign in with their CSU ID and password. For more info and the benefits of Handshake, click here.

  • Hat tip to our Assistant Director, Karen Lieske, a.k.a. The Sheriff. She has earned this nickname in our office precisely because of her sleuth-y diligence in researching employers, teasing out scammers and holding our employers to a higher standard. You may or may not be surprised to know that fraudulent postings continue to be shared in our system, and the tricksters get more and more sophisticated (insert: THUMBS DOWN). Thanks to Karen, we’re able to warn students to be discerning, to protect their accounts and to never, ever pay to obtain a job. If anything seems concerning, we ask The Sheriff!

  • DID YOU KNOW that Career Services staff approve or decline each job in Hire A Vike? To be posted in Hire A Vike, the position must be aligned with an academic program that is part of a four year degree. Further, these internship or job opportunities must provide meaningful experiences, and ensure the development of marketable skills and career competencies that provide for continued professional development and growth. See more here.

  • Along with a new semester comes new opportunities! If students need assistance exploring interests and potential careers, are wondering what they can do with their major, are interested in applying for internships and jobs, or are in need of developing interpersonal skills or struggling to describe their strengths … please refer them to Career Services! Don’t forget: you can use the referral system in Starfish as well!

Here's to a healthy and safe 2021 for each of you! We look forward to working with you this semester.

The Job Lady at CSU

Career Services

*Advance registration required for all Career Services events. Click here to see more details.*

Books and Articles:

When Can We Start Making Plans, The New York Times

TED Talks:

Can Art Amend History, Titus Kaphar


InternCLE, episode 57: CleveMed and Hani Kayyali

InternCLE, episode 58: Progressive and Gabe De Leon and Jane Shaw

Please reach out to us—we want to hear how you are doing and how we can be of help to you! And continue to check our website for up to date information about how to contact us and to access our general resources.

CSU seal Career Services logo in CSU green.

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