Some LIU Post students are looking for on campus jobs. However, many report that they have never heard of JobNet, Post’s online job bank for both on and off campus jobs.
Career Services, the department designed to help students and alumni find jobs, internships and develop resumes, makes sure that the employers’ postings are legitimate and that they will serve as a productive learning environment for students before entering the listings into the system.
Some students, according to Jason Cascone, the director of career development, do not use JobNet because they do not know about all of the features it includes. Students can search for employers on the website that are located nearby, out of state and globally. They can also upload their resume to the site to make sending it to employers a quicker process.
“I never even heard of it [JobNet] before,” said Devan Farrell, junior Public Relations major, who works in the Winnick House for the Public Relations Office.
Farrell found her job by speaking with Professor Abby Dress of the Public Relations department. She knew that in the summer she wanted to declare her major as Public Relations, so she believed that talking to Dress was the best way to go. Dress put her in contact with Rita Langdon, associate provost and public relations director, and after being interviewed, Farrell got the job.
“I didn’t want to work in a restaurant or a tanning salon, I wanted to do something for my major,” said Farrell.
Similarly, Patrick McCabe, freshman Film and Animation major, is currently applying for an on-campus job that he found without JobNet. He is applying to be a Resident Assistant (RA).
“My sister was an RA and she had a blast, plus it takes a load of money off paying for school,” said McCabe.
Although some students are finding jobs through networking on campus, JobNet is available to those who may not have as many connections.
“JobNet is LIU Post’s job bank so anything we get from internships, part time jobs to full time jobs will go into that system. Any type of job that a student is looking for, when we find out about it, it will go into that JobNet system,” Cascone added.
Andres Molnar, senior Political Science major, signed up for JobNet after his friends told him about it. He thought he would try out the website because he is looking for a job for after he graduates this May. “During this time it’s hard to find a job, so you have to use all of your resources,” said Molnar.
He has been searching for jobs prior to joining JobNet and had some interviews. He said that he is hoping that there will be many employers on the website that he will be interested in to increase his chance of finding a job.
No matter what type of job one is looking for, according to Cascone, the amount of time and energy put into the job search will be a large factor in whether or not the individual is successful in finding a job.
For more information about JobNet, Career Services or to make an appointment with a councilor, students may call (516) 299-2251, visit www.liu.edu/post/jobnet or go to Career Services on the second floor of Kumble Hall Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. or Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.