Future Pirate

ECU Career Services LogoWelcome future Pirate! ECU Career Services is here to help you succeed before you step foot on campus. Career Services provides the following resources for students to help navigate and achieve your career goals at ECU.


A self-paced career guidance tool designed to help select the right area of study, explore various career options, and provide valuable occupational information.

Find Your Future at ECU

With so much to offer, East Carolina University has developed an online tool to help you explore the more than 175 degrees offered at the university, including undergraduate and graduate degrees. Degree Explorer provides you with quick access to useful information to help you find your future at ECU.

Connect with ECU Alumni

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ECU Connect provides an onlitworking platform for ECU students and alumni to connect for career advice, opportunities, and professional development.

ECU Sample Resumes and Cover Letters

Access sample resumes and cover letters to help in developing these job search documents.


Find Jobs & Internships


Handshake is the exclusive job database for all ECU students and alumni with an average of over 5,000 career postings and over 1,000 internship available daily. Once you are enrolled at ECU, you will be automatically uploaded as a student and be able to use your Pirate ID and Passphrase to login here: ecu.joinhandshake.com

Find On Campus and Federal Work Study Positions

The Student Employment Office (SEO) provides support to the entire campus and community throughout the hiring process of ECU student employees. SEO maintains an online job database to help current ECU students connect with part-time job opportunities both on and off campus. The Student Employment Office can be reached at hireapirate@ecu.edu or (252) 737-5573

For more information on applying for Federal Work Study positions click here.

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