Applying for Interviews

How do I apply for interviews??

Step 1: Access/Create your Handshake account and complete your full profile.

Step 2: Register for the NYC CIC event.

Step 3: Upload a resume, cover letter, and other required documents!

Step 4: Search for postings. Once you’ve uploaded a resume, you can search for specific positions using a keyword search for “NYC CIC”. You can also search by interview schedules, and then apply for the attached jobs.

Step 5: Apply for Positions! At the top left of the job description is a blue button marked “Apply.” Clicking this button will either allow you to select from existing documents or upload new ones. Once uploaded documents are selected, your application will be submitted and you can track your application status under the “Applications” tab at the top of the homepage. Applying for positions will connect your resume and other required documents to the position for the employer to review.


What if I can’t attend an event, but want to apply to a job/internship in that city?
The CIC application system is only for those students who can and are intending to attend the events IN PERSON. If you are unable to attend an event, YOU MAY NOT APPLY FOR INTERVIEWS! Instead, we encourage you to view the list of registered employers, and research other ways to connect with them via their websites and your campus career center.

Exception – If you are a USC student, you are still allowed to apply to positions at the NYC event, even though your classes will already be back in session that day. If you are offered an interview by an employer, it is your choice whether you want to attend the interview in person, or request alternate arrangements from the employer, we will be encouraging them to consider offering another time/medium for your interview.

After I applied for a job on the CIC system, my browser took me to the employer’s website to apply online as well. Does this have to be done by the CIC deadline too?
It depends, and should state any deadlines for the employer system application in the job posting. The CIC deadline is for you to submit your resume through the CIC system to be considered for interviews. You may need to apply online through the employer’s website, but unless otherwise indicated this can be done after the CIC deadline.

We recommend you save the link you are taken to so you can find it again later, and that you complete this additional step by the end of the first week of December.
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