The Career Development Department is dedicated to supporting students in exploring career and academic major options as well as providing resources to assist students with their internship and job search. Students are able to participate in workshops and meet individually with the Director of Career Development to clarify career goals, develop a resume, practice networking techniques, prepare for interviews apply to graduate programs and foster successful job search strategies. A comprehensive Four-Year Plan has been developed to forge a strong relationship with the Career Development Office beginning in the Freshman year and continuing beyond graduation.
Four Year Plan
- Freshman Year the students will attend a First Year Seminar to help them with Self-Assessment, Choosing a Major, Career Research, and Resume and Cover Letter preparation.
- By the Sophomore Year, students will have met individually with a member of the Career Development staff to help them with choosing an Exploratory Internship.
- During the Junior Year, enhancement of the written tools such as resumes, cover letters and thank you letters will be supplemented with extensive Networking, Interviewing, and Negotiating techniques. Students may also consider Study Abroad, Semester-at-Sea and the Washington, D. C. Semester Program.
- By the Senior Year, students will be well-positioned to have the skills and confidence necessary to find a Senior Year Internship and post-graduation employment that matches their skills, interests and goals. For students aspiring to attend Graduate School, information and guidance will be provided.
- College Central Search more than 25,000 internship and 500,000 job postings. You may upload your resume and allow employers to view your credentials.
- Know you need a resume, but are not sure where to start? Take a look at the” Resume and Cover Letter Guide” to get step-by-step instructions on creating a powerful resume and cover letters. View a template and samples.
Resume and Cover Letter Guide
- Presenting your references in a professional manner can impress an interviewer. Please view the “References Guide” for a sample.
- Heard the terms “Networking” and “LinkedIn” but not exactly certain what they are all about? View the “Networking Techniques Guide” and the “LinkedIn Guide” to simplify these job search techniques.
Networking Guide – Internship
Networking Guide – Full-time Job
- Interviewing for a part-time job or internship? Be prepared by reviewing the “Essential Interview Techniques Guide” and learn more about interviewing than your interviewer!
Essential Interviewing Techniques
- Considering graduate school? It is never to early to plan ahead. Please view the “Graduate School Guide” as early as your Freshman year to be well prepared.