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Exploring Job Opportunities

Career Development provides a broad variety of search tools to connect current students and graduates with job opportunities.  Handshake, our most robust search tool for employers and future employees, is offered at no-charge to all Carson-Newman students.   

To sign up and learn about current opportunities (or to post job and internship opportunities,) visit our Handshake information page.


Download our Career Ready brochure, highlighting competencies to prepare our graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.


Our Career Development Resource Page features over a dozen career search website links, focused search sites in ministry and education, housing sites, and much more.

Regarding Scams:

As you search, be aware there are those who offer "opportunities" with malicious intent. Bogus business opportunities and job scams are unfortunately not altogether uncommon. Here is a list provided by the Federal Trade Commission of 1o things you can do to avoid fraud. For example, you should never provide your bank account or credit card information to a would be employer. Below are also two informational videos produced by the FTC regarding fraudulent jobs.


Regarding Internships:

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. - As defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Follow this link to learn more.



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