Welcome back to the Fall Semester 2010! Melissa and I missed you over the summer, and we are happy to feel all the positive student energy that has returned. Our graduate students moved on last summer and this fall we added some new smiling faces in Patterson Hall, Bethany Barnes and Carrie Leonhardt Whitaker
. Our team is fired up for a chance to provide top notch career services to every CALS student who wants them.
Now that the first month of classes is well underway it is time dive into it! Be sure to update your resume with all the summer accomplishments while they are fresh in your mind. Upload your resume on ePack
to be seen by employers.
Consider how you evolved since last spring. Has your career goal changed? If so, you are not alone. Most college students waver on where they are heading between freshman and senior year, so listen to the voice in the back of your head that tells you if you are missing the mark on your deepest desires. You are invited to meet with a counselor to discuss any changes and revise your plan to move forward. Don’t forget that in addition to your academic advisor in CALS our office has Career Advisors and Peer Counselors
who would love to help you.
Stop by 107 Patterson Hall to get your new CALS Career Guide
and meet our new team. This 40-page manual will be your best friend as you prepare for the future. Included in the guide is a Career Action Plan
which is your “TO DO” list to keep you on track with your goals. It has all the current information in one easy to read handbook and it is free for CALS majors.
Get involved and use the resources! It is easy to complain about the economy or the pressure of college, but it takes initiative to act on your fears and plan a strategy to succeed. Attend the weekly career seminars,Kick Start,
each Monday at 4:30 or Thursday at 6:00 pm. Plan to research the companies attending the Career Expo
and spend a few hours at the event on Oct. 28th
. Set up a job search agent on ePack
to proactively search for internships and jobs. Become a fan of our Facebook
page or follow us on Twitter.
All these resources are here for you to take advantage of, so don’t hesitate to jump in and begin.
The seniors I see who come to Career Services for the first time in their final semester of college tend to really struggle because they have missed out on so many opportunities. If you plan ahead and devote about an hour a week to the tasks in this article, your odds of succeeding when you leave here go way up. The investment in your time is worth the payoff: someone who has successfully acted on our motto, “Make a life, make a living, make a difference”.
Welcome back and have a wonderful Fall 2010!