Career Development Checklist

Printable version of the checklist

1. Have your resume reviewed

2. Schedule a Mock Interview

3. Complete a Professional Headshot

  • The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has an Iris Photobooth where you can get a free professional headshot in minutes.
  • Use a professional headshot for your LinkedIn.

4. Create a LinkedIn account

  • Marketing yourself is important! 
  • We also recommend changing other social media accounts to private. 

5. Create a professional e-mail account: 

  • Use your first and last name for your email. Example:
  • Update your voicemail to include your full name. Example: "Hello, this is Jane Smith, I can't come to the phone right now, please leave a message." 

Tips and Tricks for applying

  • Use a plain background if interviewing on Zoom
  • Research the potential employer to show your interest
  • If you are expecting a call, answer your phone with your full name "hello, this is Jane Smith" 
  • Prepare multiple questions to ask during your interview. The interviewer may answer some of them during the interview, be prepared with more questions

Career Development Resources

Job and Internship Search

Nursing Licensing Resources 

Connect with Decker Alumni 

Reach out to our team if you would like to be connected to a Decker College alum.

Employment Opportunities/Announcements

Listings here are opportunities that were sent to Decker for our students to be notified about. If you would like an opportunity to be listed here, please contact . The newest opportunities are listed at the top. 

  • Undergraduate Research Days 2024

    Binghamton Research Days will hold a campus-wide student poster sessions. The poster sessions will be held Friday, April 19, in the Mandela Room and Old Union Hall.

    Research that will be considered is research that is a mentor-supported inquiry, creative activity or scholarly investigation conducted by an undergraduate student who makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. 

    Students who are interested should submit their abstract by using this form 

    Deadline: March 15th

  • 2024 National Black Nurses Association Scholarship Program

    A variety of scholarships are available to members of NBNA members. These scholarships range from $1,000-$15,000. Candidates must be enrolled in a nursing program and have at least one full year of school remaining. 

    Additional Information 

    Deadline: March 15th

  • Breaking Barriers Scholarship for Men in Nursing

    This $500 scholarship is awarded by, one award i offered annually. Applicants must be men who are majoring in nursing and must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. 

    Additional Information

    Deadline: August 1st

  • The 2024 A Nurse I Am Scholarship Program

    A scholarship that is open to both undergraduate and graduate-level students in an accredited nursing education program, e.g. those pursuing a BSN, RN, RN-to-BSN, BSN, PhD, NP, DNP. 

    The top ten winners will be selected to receive: $3,000 in scholarship funds, a membership of the Student Nurse Advisory Council, and a gift package of medical apparel and products from Careismatic Brands. 

    Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PST April 15, 2025 

  • Professional Nurses Association of South Central New York 2024 Nursing Scholarship

    A scholarship to provide financial assistance to individuals who demonstrate desire and ability as well as exhibit evidence of commitment to the profession of nursing. 

    Applications are due March 22nd at Midnight. 

    Application and more details

  • Guthrie: Robert Packer Nurse Resident Hiring Event

    Join Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital for an interactive, in-person hiring event. Visit with members of RPH’s unique hospital units, participate in interviews by nurse manager panels for direct-hire or rotation positions and have access to tours to see RPH in full color (optional).

    • Future Nurse Residents who have accepted an RPH rotation position and would like to be considered for a direct-hire on a specific unit
    Who should attend:
    • Future Nurse Residents who have accepted an RPH rotation position and are not interested in direct hire, but would like to learn more about our unique hospital units available for rotation
    • Future Nurse Residents who have not yet accepted a position for the program, but would like to be considered for a direct-hire or rotation position and learn more about our unique hospital units

    Friday, March 1st 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


  • Catholic Health Good Samaritan University Hospital ER Nursing Residency Applications Open

    A one year program meant for May 2024 BSN graduates. Level 1 Trauma Center for Adults and Level II for Pediatrics. 

    More details

    Application deadline is April 1, 2024. 

  • White Plains Nurse Paid Associate Program

    A formal 10 week program, beginning on June 6, 2024, consisting of two days of NT training, 8 weeks operating as a Nursing Technician, and then the final 2 weeks shadowing a nurse. Students must commit to all 10 weeks of the program. The commitment is three days a week. 

    • Open to Junior Nursing Students entering their Senior Year
    • Minimum GPA requirement is 3.2
    • Must have a current BLS Card through the American Heart Association 

    Applications are open now! 

  • Boston University Essay Contest: 2024 Sarah B. Paternack Nursing Student Essay Contest

    Topic: Why is understanding nursing history important to the future of nursing? You may consider a specific event, era, group, or person in your response to the question. Essays should not exceed 1000 words.

    • Essays must be received by March 1, 2024

    How to submit: Send two copies of your essay to with ‘Nursing Archives Essay Contest’ in the subject line. One copy must include your name, degree in progress, expected year of graduation, name of school, and email address. The second copy should not include any identifying information.

    Winners will be notified by April 1, 2024

  • Community Healthcare Network NP Fellowship Open House
    The NP Fellowship Program is a paid, one-year program for new psychiatric and family nurse practitioner graduates who are interested in receiving training and education in the NYC community setting, As a fellow, you will see your own patients, attend didactics, receive preceptorship and mentorship, observe in specialty rotations, and more. If you don't live in NYC, but still want to part of the program, you can virtually join as a Psych NP Scholar, which enables you to attend didactics, receive mentorship, and more. Attend any of these virtual open houses to get more information (all EST):  Contact: Yuliana Perez MSHA
    Administrator for the NP Fellowship & Family Residency Programs
    Community Healthcare Network
    (646) 226.5213