Job Search Strategies & Networking

The Career Center provides resources for undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni to assist with your career planning and job search. Some of these are within the links in the menu bar to the left. If you have found other helpful web sites and resources, please let us know of them by e-mailing us at

Additional premium job and internship search links may be accessed on our Intranet page.

Alumni should contact the Career Center at 219-464-5005 or to obtain access to these links.


VALPO Connect

About Valpo CONNECT

Valpo CONNECT is a national database of jobs and employers, maintained by Experience eRecruiting. Through VALPO Connect you will have lifelong access to internships, entry-level and experienced jobs targeted to Valparaiso University students and alumni.

All Valpo students and alumni are eligible for a free Valpo CONNECT account. It’s a great opportunity to search for jobs and internships.

How do I use it?

To self-register, you will need the "password token" on our Intranet site or contact the Career Center by phone at 219-464-5005 or E-mail at to receive this token. Once you have the "access token" you can self-register by clicking the link above for Valpo CONNECT.

What happens next?

After you create your account, you will be asked to complete your personal profile. Then upload your resume and start searching for jobs and internships. Don’t forget to regularly update your profile and resume!

Employers who use this site—and there are lots of them—can review your profile. So update your information at least every semester. If you’ve just completed an internship, been inducted into an honorary society, or had a great volunteer experience, be sure to add those to your resume!

If you don’t have a resume, check out Optimal Resume to get started.. A Career Center staff member can help you get started, offer suggestions, and review your resume before you post it.

Follow these steps to upload your resume:

  • Click on the Documents tab
  • Select Upload a Document from the drop-down menu
  • Click on Resume
  • Click on Browse and select the location of your resume
  • Finally, click on the Upload button at the bottom of the page