Alumni Resources

We're here for you for life! Once you're a Marywood graduate you are always welcome to our services at each stage of your career. 

Visit the Alumni Engagement website for information about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, alumni benefits, and to update your information!

Alumni Engagement Office

Have a job interview that you need to dress to impress for?  Going to a networking event and want to shine? The Career Development Center has a wide variety of new or gently used professional clothing available for our students and alumni to use at no cost.  Simply visit the Career Closet in the Career Development Center to browse our selection.  One outfit, per semester, per person is allowed.  

Forage is a free and open-access online library of employer-designed job simulations. Develop your skills and gain a real understanding of different roles and sectors by working through self-paced modules, tackling tasks that mirror what you'd do if you were a real employee for that company.

During the program, you will work through a set of materials and tasks set by the company, which are designed to replicate the sort of work that you would undertake as an intern or graduate. All of our programs are self-paced (taking between 5 to 6 hours to complete) ensuring that you can fit your participation flexibly around other commitments.

These programs include:

  • Video instructions and materials created by employees within your chosen organization
  • Work that reflects real day-to-day tasks of interns and graduates
  • The chance to compare your work with that of a graduate at your chosen organization

What are the benefits?

  • Sample what work is like at leading companies
  • Discover career paths that you may not have previously considered
  • Build confidence and gain skills to get you 'work-ready'

Our programs are completely free and open-access for students, and there are no length application processes to complete one of our programs.

To get started or to learn more about the available experiences, click the Access Forage button below!

Access Forage Simulation Platform

Marywood's career platform, Handshake, is used by all Fortune 500 companies.  It allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting-edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more.

You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Marywood Alumni can request an account in Handshake.  Once you access Handshake, simply click on the "Sign up here link" in the upper right hand corner and use whatever email address you would like to create your account with.  You may enter basic information into your profile and when your account is approved, you will have full access to employment opportunities, events, and webinars.   

Login to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) to discover jobs on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers.

Finding a job can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential.

Log into Handshake

Big Interview

We are pleased to offer you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you prepare more effectively for a job interview. Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.

You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Click the link below to access Big Interview then select "Register". The access code that it will prompt you for during registration is: 0882 *Please note, this is for Marywood Students, Alumni, and Faculty Only.  You must register with your Marywood email address!
  2. Complete registration process
  3. You'll then receive a confirmation email at your SCHOOL email address. Click "Verify" in the email, and you'll be able to start using Big Interview.

Access Big Interview

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Resources

FIRSTHAND - Formerly Vault

Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Vault can help!  Utilize this tool to guide you as you develop your resume and write a cover letter as well!

Access Firsthand

Resume Target

Resume Target provides:

  • Professional resume templates and cover letters, built for a job search in over 54 industries at all career levels   
  • Daily targeted job alerts tuned to the unique needs of each user   
  • Professional articles and advice on resume writing, LinkedIn development, job search, and interview strategies   

Thanks to a partnership with Resume Target, a professional resume writing service, they are pleased to offer complimentary career-related resources to Marywood University students and alumni seeking professional development and career tips. 

Access RESUME TARGET

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator

Get detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations. Find careers that match your skills and interests. Access millions of current job and internship postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired. What are you waiting for – get started now!

To register:

To register from a computer within your provider institution, simply click the “Sign In/Register” from the upper right side of the blue horizontal navigation bar at the top of any page of the site. Click the “Register” button to register as a new user, verify your institution and enter your information in the required fields, and then click “Register.”

To register from a computer outside of your provider institution’s network (such as from home), you must first register as a New User from the custom, authenticated EBSCO LearningExpress link. Missing this New User step may result in a registration error message.

For future visits, simply sign in as a Returning User with your email address as your username and the password you created at registration.

Check with your administrator if unsure how to access the site or are having difficulty with registration or as a returning user.

Access LEARNING EXPRESS AND JOB CAREER ACCELERATOR

FIRSTHAND - Formerly Vault

Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Vault can help! Utilize this tool to guide you as you develop your resume and write a cover letter as well!

Access Firsthand