Student/Alum User Guide

Welcome!

This guide will help you navigate CareerConnect, our new online automated job system for Bank Street College Students and Alumni. Through this site you will be able to keep your profile updated, view and apply for jobs, as well as RSVP for Job Fairs and Workshops. Register today to find employers who are looking to hire Bank Street students and graduates!

Please note that it may take us some time to build our employer database as we work to assist interested employers in transitioning to the site. Check back frequently!

Registration/Login

Step 1: Go to the student login page, www.myinterfase.com/bankstreet/student/ to register!” Enter your username and password and click LOGIN. If you are a Bank Street Alumni and did not receive a username/password via email- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Your account will be reviewed before being given full access to the system.

Step 2: Enter the requested information, with particular attention to required fields (*). Please use your Bankstreet email as your username (or another account if you are an alum). Your password can be anything you choose. Be sure to fill out both the Personal (top) and Demographic (bottom) information as well as your Student ID.

Step 3. Change “Complete Profile” to “Yes” and click “Register.”

Step 3. On the following page click “Submit Profile.”

Step 4: It is recommended that you upload a current professional résumé at this time (see below). If you don’t have one, consult our resume guide (www.bankstreet.edu/careercenter/PDF/resumevitaguide.pdf) and get to work!

Once you have submitted your profile, your account will be in “pending” status. After your profile has been reviewed and approved by the Bank Street Career Services Office you will receive an email notifying you that you have full “active” access to the system. If you do not receive email notification within 48 hours, please contact our office at careerservices@bankstreet.edu

Uploading Documents

Many employers allow you to apply directly through CareerConnect; others provide application instructions in the posting. In order to apply through CareerConnect, you will need to have at least one résumé uploaded to your profile (employers may also request other documents).

Step 1: Select “My Account” at the top, and then “My Documents.”

Step 2: Click on “Add” to the right of the type of document you wish to add.

Step 3: Add a distinctive name for the document (e.g., “Assistant Teacher Resume”, or “Museum Educator Resume”). Note that you may upload multiple documents of each type, and that employers will never see your document labels. When uploading multiple versions of your résumé be sure to mark the most general one as your default, as that is the one that will be searched by Career Services staff for referral to employers.

Step 4: Click “Browse” to locate your document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) on your computer.

Step 5: Click “Save”.

Searching & Applying for Jobs

Step 1: Select “Job Search” from the top navigation bar.

Step 2: All current jobs will immediately appear at the bottom of the page (and onto subsequent pages). If you prefer, you can enter a relevant key word such as “early childhood” or “reading specialist.” You may also want to select part time/full-time or explore the Advanced Search features which can be used to create saved searches.

Step 3: Click on the job number/title to see the specifics of a position and how to apply. (If you haven’t already done so, you will probably need to disable any pop-up blockers at this point.)

Step 4: For easy access to jobs of interest at a later point, click on “Add to Favorites.”

Step 5: To apply directly to a job through CareerConnect (if permitted by the employer), click the “Apply Now” button on the top of the position description page (Reminder: you will not be able to apply to any jobs directly through CareerConnect until your profile has been approved; until this time you will not see the “Apply Now” button).

Step 6: Use the drop down boxes to select the specific documents you wish to attach, and write a brief but courteous message in the text box. If you wish to upload new documents for this application, please refer to the Uploading Documents instructions. Note that a résumé is required for all online applications. You will only be given the opportunity to upload a cover letter or other documents if the employer requires them. If no cover letter is requested, consider writing a more extended paragraph in the message box about your fit for the position, or possibly uploading a letter along with your résumé in a single PDF.

Step 7: Click “Save” on the bottom of the page. Any updates provided by the employer about the status of your application can be viewed by clicking on “View My Activity” on the left. Notifications should also appear in the “Task List” on your unique CareerConnect home page, and be sent to you via email.

Step 8: If you accept a position that you found listed on CareerConnect, please let us know by clicking on “Report a Hire” on the left side of the page!

Questions?

Contact the Bank Street College Career Services Office at careerservices@bankstreet.edu , or (212) 875-4657.