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Frequently Asked Questions

Student Frequently Asked Questions
Alumni Frequently Asked Questions
Employer Frequently Asked Questions

 

Student Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I access CareerHunter?
All current hunter students are sent login information to their MyHunter account at that start of each semester. You can also use the “Forgot Password” option (Your username is your Hunter email).

Can I login to CareerHunter with my MyHunter info?
No, the default password for CareerHunter is different from your MyHunter account. Click “Forgot Password” to obtain a new password.

How do I change my password in CareerHunter?
Once you login and complete your profile, select the Password/Preference tab and change your password.

How do I apply to a job through CareerHunter?
Click on the job title. On the right corner there will be the option to select desired resume and enter notes. Click “Apply” to apply to the position. You must have an approved resume in order to apply.

How do I upload my resume into CareerHunter?
Click on the Documents tab. On the next page, click the “Add new” button and select your resume.

How long does it take for a resume or cover letter to be approved?
Resume/cover letters are approved on a first-come first served basis and are usually responded to by the end of the next business day.

How do I find a workstudy job?
You must first qualify for Federal Work-Study. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office (212)772-4820.

What is an internship?
An internship is a field work experience which provides you with the opportunity to participate in pre-professional work related to your career interests. Click here for more information.

How do I obtain an internship?
Make an appointment to meet with Paula Wicklow, our internship coordinator by emailing us at career@hunter.cuny.edu to discuss internship placement, academic credit options and assistance in the application process.

How can I make an appointment to meet with a career counselor or the internship coordinator?
You can make an appointment to meet with a counselor by emailing us at: career@hunter.cuny.edu.

How can I apply for the CUNY 311 Call Center Position?
To apply for  CUNY/311, in addition to other CUNY sponsored internship and job opportunities, please visit the cuny.edu website: https://www.cuny.edu/employment/student-jobs/

 

Alumni Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take advantage of the services provided by the Career Development office?
Full-time, Part-time Matriculated Students and Alumni of Hunter College.

What are the services provided by the Career Development office?

  • Career Counseling
  • Résumé/Cover Letter Critiques
  • Job Database
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Fairs

Are these services available to Hunter alumni?
Yes, all the services are available to Hunter alumni for FREE!

Does the office help students/alumni find employment opportunities?
We help students develop their job search strategies, including using CareerHunter and other resources for their search.

How can I schedule an appointment?
Email us at career@hunter.cuny.edu

How do I find a job?
The first step is making sure you have a résumé. Then you should create your profile on CareerHunter and use other resources, such as networking. Feel free to schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor by emailing us at career@hunter.cuny.edu

How do I find a job working at Hunter?
The Hunter website has a link to employment opportunities at Hunter College. On- campus jobs can also be found in CareerHunter. Some College Assistant positions are advertised at the various departments throughout campus. For employment at any CUNY school, search CUNY Jobs

How do I access CareerHunter?
All current Hunter students were sent login information to their @MyHunter accounts. You can also use the FORGOT PASSWORD (Your username is your Hunter email).

Can I login to the Hunter Job Database with my @MyHunter information?
No, the default password for the Hunter Job Database is different from your @MyHunter account.

How do I change my password?
Once you login to CareerHunter and complete your profile, select the Password/Preferences tab and change your password.

How can I apply to a job through CareerHunter?
Click on the Job title. On the right corner, there will be option to select desired résumé and enter notes. Click "SUBMIT" to apply to the position. You must have an approved résumé in order to apply.

How do I upload my résumé into CareerHunter?
Click on the DOCUMENTS tab. On the next page, click the "ADD NEW" button and select your résumé.

How long does it take for a résumé or cover letter to be approved?
Résumé/cover letters are reviewed usually by the end of the next business day.

 

Employer Frequently Asked Questions

Third Party Staffing
Upfront Costs or Required Activities
Accuracy of Job Description
Discriminatory Practices
Safety

When should employers list internships?
What are time frames for unpaid internships?
What are time frames for paid internships?
What is your Offer Deadline policy?

Third Party Staffing

CDS does not post positions from third party staffing agencies.

 

Upfront Costs or Required Activities

We will not post postitions requiring students to pay special fees, purchase training materials, or participate in multi-level marketing as preliminary conidition of employment.

 

Accuracy of Job Description

Employers are responsible for ensuring their job or internship description is an accurate reflection of the duties of the position.

 

Discriminatory Practices

Federal laws prohibit job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay and disability. These guidelines are available from The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, martial status, and partnership status. As part of CUNY, Hunter College also adheres to The City University of New York Non-Discrimination Policy, which "is committed to engendering values and implementing policies that will enhance respect for individuals and their cultures." CDS will not post positions which do not adhere to any of these non-discriminatory guidelines.

 

Safety

Employers will offer students a safe and appropriate work environment for students. A private home is not considered appropriate for internships, part time jobs, or full time jobs.

 

When should employers list internships?

It is suggested that employers list their internship opportunities at least 6 weeks prior to the designated start date in order that there be adequate time  for students to apply, be interviewed, notified as well as contact their faculty supervisor and register for academic credit before the registration period closes.

 

What are time frames for UNPAID internships?

Unpaid internships follow a semester time frame where students must receive academic credit for their participation.

Fall semester: Internships begin early September and ends mid December

Spring semester: Internships begin early February and end mid May

Summer: 8-12 weeks between June and August

 

What are the time frames for PAID internships?

Paid internships follow a similar time table but can continue beyond the semester.  Paid internships must pay at least minimum wage per hour.

What is your Offer Deadline policy?

 

For OCR positions, Career Development Services is committed to working in the best interest of both our students and our employer partners. We encourage employers to be understanding and willing to give students ample time to carefully consider all of their employment options and to make informed decisions during the recruiting season. In an effort to establish a fair, competitive and ethical recruiting environment for both students and employers, Career Development Services requires employers to follow the following OCR offer and date guidelines.


In some cases, students may ask for extensions beyond these recommended deadlines, and we hope you will be able to accommodate their requests. Additionally, please note that for continuity purposes, these policies may apply to positions that are Non-OCR if other divisions or your respective company participate in On-Campus Recruiting.

 

If you extend a full-time job or a returning summer internship offer to a student prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester (August 26th), we request that you give that student until October 14th to give you their decision.

 

Fall Semester

Full Time

If you extend a full-time job offer to a student during fall recruiting after the start of the Fall 2020 semester (August 26th), we would prefer that you give students until November 13th to give you their decision and we require you to give students a minimum of 3 weeks to make the decision.

 

Internship


If you extend an internship offer to a student during fall recruiting after the start of the Fall 2020 semester (August 26th), we would prefer that you give students until November 20th to give you their decision and we require you to give students a minimum of 4 weeks to make the decision. Note: the 4 weeks applies to all internship offers made prior to the start of the Spring semester, including those made during the winter intersession.


Contact Us

e-mail: career@hunter.cuny.edu
Room 805, East Building, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065