Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions2019-03-01T16:33:00+00:00
Does Career Services have a no-show policy for interviews or appointments?
It is required that you contact the company, program manager or Career Services at least 24 hours before the scheduled time if you cannot make the interview or appointment.  Although emergencies do happen, it is important that you call as soon as you know you will be unable to make the appointment or interview.  If you miss an on-campus interview, you must send a letter of apology to the employer and submit a copy to Career Services. Please see our Student Policies and Procedures for information on no-shows.
Does Career Services organize job fairs?
Yes. Annual Industry/Career Expos are held in Daytona Beach and Prescott in the Spring and Fall and at several Worldwide campuses in the Summer and Fall. For more information, visit our Industry/Career Expo page.
How do I find out more about Career Services and what they provide?
  • Contact or visit the Career Services Office and make an appointment with your Program Manager
  • Research information on our website and via our organization in SharePoint on ERNIE
  • Attend presentations given by the Career Services Office. For topic/date/time/location, visit the Events section of your Handshake account. We present to classes, clubs/organizations and during other events upon request. You can also view archives of past presentations.
How do I get started with Handshake?
Visit our Handshake Resource Page.
How well do Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduates do in the job market?
There are two surveys conducted on where graduates go after graduation.  Career Services administers the First Destination Survey at the time of graduation and Institutional Research administers the Alumni Survey 1-2 years post graduation. For survey information, see the Statistics page or visit the Institutional Research website.
I want to sign up for an interview that stated it was a pre-select type schedule, but I was not selected. Can I still sign up?
No. Only those people pre-selected by the employer will be allowed to sign up.
What are some of the tools Career Services has to help with the job search process?
The Career Services Office has a variety of resources including:

  • Handshake
  • CareerShift, a powerful job aggregator and company directory system with tools to help you organize your job search (available in Handshake)
  • Going Global, international employment information (available through Handshake); Going Global also includes information on companies that sponsor H1-B visas
  • CareerSpots career videos, accessible through Handshake and throughout our website
  • Host company visits for information sessions, information tables and on-campus interviews
  • Annual Industry/Career Expos held throughout the year
  • Social networking resources such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and our Going Places blog
What companies recruit from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University?
Graduates are employed with a wide range of organizations including state and federal agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, airlines, airports and privately owned companies both in the aviation/aerospace industry and in non-aviation/aerospace industries.  Check out some of the companies that recruit at our Industry/Career Expo events and view the Employment Statistics of our graduates.
What is Career Services and what do they do?
Career Services provides comprehensive career development resources to Embry-Riddle students and alumni at all levels of their career search. Career Services provides information and assistance with co-ops/internships, resume/cover letter critiques, mock interviews, career advisement, job search techniques, Industry/Career Expo, opportunities through Handshake and coordination of information sessions and on-campus interviews.
What is the Career Services’ role in the student’s job search, and when should one start the process?
We provide assistance in all aspects of your career development and job search strategies, from start to finish. Since it is never too early to start the career planning process, you are encouraged to visit us as early as possible in your first year of study.
What services are available to alumni?
Alumni — receive the same services that current students receive, with the exception of the Cooperative Education/Internship Program and mock interviews. These include the following

  • Access to Handshake
  • Resume critiques
  • On-campus interviews and company information sessions
  • Industry/Career Expo participation
  • Resources via website and Handshake
  • Access to exclusive resources through Handshake, such as CareerShift and Going Global
  • Access to view CareerSpots career videos
  • Access to CareerBliss job postings, company reviews, salary information and more
  • Career-related presentations and webinars
  • Career Services social networking resources, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and our Going Places blog
Where is Career Services located?
The Daytona Beach Career Services Office is located in the Mori Hosseini Student Union, Room 313. Telephone: 386-226-6054 or E-mail: careers@erau.edu