We work with all students and alumni in achieving their career objectives by assisting in the job and internship search process. We utilize a variety of tools that post jobs and internships targeting Catholic University students and help to identify positions in your field of interest in the U.S. and world-wide.
Additionally, our office coordinates the Federal Work-Study Program, several career fairs, and can assist you with identifying possible careers, creating resumes & CV's, cover letters and networking strategies to help you in this process.
On-Campus Employment & Temp Opportunities
U.S. Jobs/Internships/Special Opportunities/Fellowships
Handshake: The only site that targets CUA students and alumni for jobs/internships, advertises on-campus interviews/information sessions/career fairs, and allows you to network with CUA alumni! For more information on how to use Handshake, click here!
WayUp: A site that posts internships in all 50 states.
Interstride: is a technology platform that assists international students with finding job opportunities, immigration hurdles, community integration, and overall university engagement.
Catholic Education Jobs: Connecting faithful Catholic colleges and schools with qualified job candidates who are dedicated to their Catholic faith and the mission of Catholic education.
Liquid Compass: Resource for healthcare positions.
Grants & Fellowships: Nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and grants that require university endorsement.
International Jobs & Internships
Industry/Employer/Salary Research Materials
How to Handle Phishing Scams
What is Phishing, and how does it work?
Phishing scams are fraudulent communications that appear to come from a legitimate source, such as a co-worker, manager, service provider, or bank. The most frequent goal of this scam is to extract private information, such as account credentials, or to achieve some financial gain.
What are common indicators of phishing attempts?
Suspicious sender’s address. The sender's address may imitate a legitimate business. Cybercriminals often use an email address that closely resembles one from a reputable company by altering or omitting a few characters.
Generic greetings and signature. A generic greeting—such as “Dear Valued Customer” or “Sir/Ma’am”—and a lack of contact information in the signature block are strong indicators of a phishing email.
Spoofed hyperlinks and websites. If you hover your cursor over any links in the body of the email, and the links do not match the text that appears when hovering over them, the link may be spoofed. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
Spelling and layout. Poor grammar and sentence structure, misspellings, and inconsistent formatting are other indicators of a possible phishing attempt.
Suspicious attachments. An unsolicited email requesting a user download and open an attachment is a standard delivery mechanism for malware.
Catholic University Phishing Attempts
Please look at examples of phishing email messages that the Catholic University community has received.
What can you do?
Carefully review messages (email, chat, text) you receive, especially if:
The sender's email address is suspect. For example, the sender's name is someone who works at CatholicU, but their email address is from outside the university.
The message uses personal, public information about you to lure a response. (Example, "Chris, as a Residence Life professional...")
The message seems designed to create urgency and fear. (Example: "Your access will end unless you renew today!").
The message contains a link and would encourage you to use it. (Example: "Click here to renew.")
The message asks you to send money, buy gift cards, or reveal your personal information.
Trust your instincts! If it seems wrong, it probably is.
How to mark suspicious email messages as Spam?
This action updates Gmail's filters and warns other recipients.
What to do when I fall victim to Phishing?
Immediately change the password of any account that could be affected (https://password.catholic.edu).
Report the incident via email to the University Information Security Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). See: How to forward a phishing email as an attachment.
If you provided personal information, such as your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, go to the U.S. government website IdentityTheft.gov to learn specific steps to take based on the information you lost.
Learn more about Phishing - https://sites.google.com/cua.edu/ts-infosec/menu/phishing-info?authuser=0