WorkNet FAQ

  1. Log in to your MyBGSU web portal.
  2. In the students tab, select WorkNet: Find Jobs & Internships located on the left column, under Career Center.
  3. Review the nine modules located at the top of the screen.  These include:
    1. Home
    2. Profile
    3. Documents
    4. Resources
    5. Search Jobs & Internships
    6. Employers
    7. Interviews
    8. Events
    9. Calendar
  4. Click on the Profile module.
  5. Complete all fields in this section (fields marked with a red * are required).  This step is required before WorkNet will allow you to use the Documents and Search Jobs & Internship modules.
  6. Click the [Save Changes] button for each area (personal & academic).

Please complete the Profile module before proceeding with this section.

  1. Click on the Documents module.
  2. Review all information on the top of this page.
  3. Click on the button [Add New].
  4. Name your document.
  5. Select the type of document you are uploading (resume, cover letter, other documents).
  6. Click the [Browse] button to upload the document from your files.
  7. Click [Submit].

The Pending Documents tab will indicate your file status.  Your resume will stay in the Pending Documents tab until approved.  The review process takes 2-3 business days.  You will receive an e-mail from the Career Center stating either, your resume has been accepted, you may now apply to co-op/internship and career (post graduation) positions via WorkNet; or your resume has not yet been accepted and lists the reasons why it did not meet the minimum requirements. To see a full list of the minimum requirements the Career Center uses for the approval process, click here .

If looking for a co-op/internship assignment or career (post graduation) position, you can place your approved resume in WorkNet's Resume Books.  Employers with access to WorkNet search these books to find qualified candidates for their openings.

  1. Click on the Documents module.
  2. Click on the Send My Resume tab.
  3. Click on the [Select Resume Book] button that coincides with the resume you are wanting to place in the Resume Book(s).
  4. If you would like to change the name of your resume, you can do so at this time.
  5. Review the Opt-In Resume Books list on the right hand of the screen.
  6. Click the down arrow in the Target Opt-In Resume Book field and select the book(s) you would like to be included in.
  7. Click the [Submit] button.

Note:  this feature is not available until your initial uploaded resume has been approved.

  1. Click on the Search Job and Internships module.
  2. When you click on this module, a drop-down menu appears with 5 choices:
    1. BGSU WorkNet Listings:  all positions here are submitted to and posted by the BGSU Career Center.
    2. Search Engine Opportunities:  links you to JOBcentral listings for co-op, internship, and post graduate opportunities.  JOBcentral also links to search engine such as, SimplyHired, indeed, and Google.  Please note: the Career Center is not responsible for opportunities posted in this section.
  3. Select BGSU WorkNet Listings.
  4. Keep the Show Me field to the default All Positions and Interviews search option.
  5. Advanced Search is available for a narrowed search.
  6. If searching for a co-op/internship or career (post graduation) position, select your major under the Major/Concentration pull-down search option field.  
  7. Click the [Search] button.

For optimum results, the Career Center recommends only using these two or three search option fields, selecting additional options might limit your results.

If looking for an on-campus student employment job or an off-campus part-time/seasonal job the application process requested by the employer will be given within the job description (i.e., mail resume, call, email, online application).  If you are looking for a co-op/internship assignment or a career (post graduation) position the application process is through WorkNet.

Refer to the status column to see if you qualify for the positions listed.  Qualification status is indicated by either a green checkmark  (Qualify) or red x (Do not Qualify).  Qualification status is based on requirements set by the employer such as major, minimum GPA, student standing, and work authorization.  You also must have an approved resume uploaded to qualify.

  1. Click the Position Title to view the full job description and requirements.  
  2. In the Application Status box choose the resume you would like to include in your application, then follow the directions on how to complete your application (i.e., cover letter, extra note to employer).
  3. Click the [Submit] button. 

Every fall and spring semester, employers from businesses; school systems; and government, non-profit, and human services agencies recruit at the university to hire students for internships, co-ops, career-related positions, and training programs.

  1. Go to the Search Jobs & Internships Module
  2. Choose BGSU WorkNet Listings
  3. In the Show Me search option field, select "Postings with Attached Interview Schedules".
  4. Click the [Search] button.

The interview module within WorkNet is very extensive, the Career Center highly recommends referring to Section 7 of the WorkNet Student User Guide (click here)  for full details on how to utilize this feature.

The Career Center sponsors many workshops, programs and events to assist you with your job search needs. Employers hold Information Sessions usually the night prior to their on-campus interview day, allowing candidates to meet with the recruiters, and learn more about the organization.  To view and register for Workshops and/or Information Sessions, please do the following:

  1. Go to the Events module
  2. Click on the either the Workshop tab or Information Session tab.
  3. Click on the title to view full details of the event.
  4. Click on the [Register to attend] button.  You can cancel your registration at anytime.

Recent graduates (within and up to two years after graduation) will need to request a WorkNet account by completing the WorkNet Alumni Account Request form. Once submitted our Career Center will review your information and upon approval you will receive an e-mail confirmation with login information.