The Student Professional Development Center career advisors work with students to create a customized search including networking assistance, company exploration, and industry-specific job and internship sites. Our corporate and employer relations team travel the country to build relationships with quality employers and then connect them to Elon talent through on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and job and internship posts on the Elon Job Network.
The Elon Job Network
The Elon Job Network is an online database of jobs and internships posted exclusively for Elon students and alumni. We invite you to use this system to search for opportunities, including on-campus jobs, full-time positions, part-time positions, and internships. You can also register for recruitment events, including on-campus and virtual interviews.
The Student Professional Development Center host a variety of organizations at Elon throughout the academic year. Examples of employers that have recruited Elon talent include the U.S. State Department, ESPN, PwC, Wells Fargo, The Kennedy Center, Peace Corps, ABC News, Oracle, Google, Walt Disney Company and many more.
Internships & Cooperative Education Program
Some students may have a major that requires a for-credit internship while other students may want to complete a professional experience to learn more about career paths. The SPDC works in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communications and School of Business to assist students in finding and registering for internships and co-ops.
Research shows 85% of jobs are found through networking. Networking is not something you only do when you need a job or internship. You need to make it a lifelong practice. The cardinal rule of networking is “Give before you get.”
Salary Negotiation and Reneging
Successfully negotiating your salary requires researching average salaries based on your experience level, industry, and geographic preferences. This research, along with knowing your personal salary requirements and boundaries, and understanding how to discuss your salary needs in a professional manner, will assist you in effectively negotiating.
A job or internship acceptance is a serious commitment to your new employer, and backing out of that commitment (reneging) can have negative effects for you, the employer, and for other Elon students.
International Jobs and Internships
Explore international internships, jobs, and teaching opportunities.
Diverse Student Resources
The Student Professional Development Center supports ALL students and strives to provide resources specific to underrepresented student populations across campus.
Career Community Specific Resources
Explore opportunities across industries including media, sports, art, publishing, entertainment, education, government, non-profit, science, technology, engineering, math, health and human service, business, finance, and more.
Leadership Development and Rotational Programs
Leadership development and rotational programs provide you with in-depth experiences, ongoing mentorship, and targeted training across a range of business areas within an organization. Be sure to check EJN prior to applying to any of these programs as Elon may already have a relationship with the employer.