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Career Services

Career Options

Finding your passion and a career that fits your personality and talents takes time and research. Use the following tools to explore careers related to your degree program:

Building Experience

Participating in extracurricular activities and internships, volunteering, conducting research, and having a part-time job builds a portfolio of experience that highlights your skills to potential future employers.

Career Fairs

Explore potential career opportunities in your field, share your resume, practice your interview skills, and build your network. Dress to impress and come prepared.

MHS Alumni Connection

Foster a relationship with your MHS alumni family. Network at a MHS alumni regional event or reconnect with other Milts in your area.

Career Services and Tools

Resume

Update your resume at the end of each semester to add new experiences and skills you have acquired.

Cover Letter

Tailor each cover letter to the specific job you are applying for to ensure a strong first impression.

Interviewing

Becoming a great interviewer takes practice!

Networking

Build your professional network of contacts to find mentors, internships, and employment opportunities. Start by updating your information with MHS.

Career Opportunities with Hershey Entities

The Hershey family of companies offers many diverse career opportunities. Research job openings at the following websites:

Job Search Websites

There are many job and career resources available online. Check out some of the following websites recommended by the Graduate Programs for Success team.

Career BuilderCareerBuilder is a popular website for job searches. Employers post a wide variety of positions on CareerBuilder for job seekers to directly apply. Job seekers can upload their current resume which will be accessible to recruiters and companies that source candidates via resume databases.

CareerOneStop: This job information website is hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor. It includes a comprehensive list of training and educational resources, career exploration articles, and job seeker websites.

Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaCivil Service and non-Civil Service jobs are posted here for job seekers who would like to explore opportunities working for Pennsylvania government offices.

GlassDoor: GlassDoor is a social media-based website where employees can provide reviews about the company and culture, information about the work culture, and salary. 

Google: By typing in “Jobs Near Me” or “Jobs in (city)”, Google will return a list of jobs posted via major job boards including ZipRecruiter, LinkedIn, Monster and others. Google for Jobs works like a job aggregator and will redirect visitors to the job posting and provide links to where a job seeker can directly apply. It’s always best to apply directly on the employer’s website.

Help Wanted: This website tends to be used by local employers for entry level, part time, or seasonal positions. 

Hiring Our HeroesThis U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation job initiative helps veterans find employment after their military service.

Indeed: This job search engine pulls job information from employer job boards as well as allows for paid job postings to Indeed.com. Indeed owns many other career websites including SimplyHired.com.

MonsterMonster hosts a variety of job postings. Many positions featured on the website are entry level positions or jobs that do not require a formal college education. Similar to other large job boards, Monster features positions for job seekers to directly apply via Monster or they will redirect the job seeker to apply on the employer’s home website.

Pennsylvania CareerLink: Pennsylvania employers can post their jobs to the CareerLink job board for job seekers, job coaches, and unemployment offices to share with the job seeking clients they work with.

USA Jobs: This is a job board for career opportunities within the Federal government. 

Veterans Affairs Careers: The Department of Veterans Affairs offers careers information for veterans seeking employment with the VA (VAForVets), VA Medical (VACareers), or Federal Government (FedsHireVets).

ZipRecruiterZipRecruiter is designed for companies to post jobs and quickly locate potential candidates. Staffing agencies are very active in the ZipRecruiter resume database and use it to source candidates and contact them about open positions that the candidate has not applied to but may be interested in considering.

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