Here is a record of emails I send interns throughout the course of the semester. The hope is to keep students connected with Career Services and offer some tips to help them along the way. Hope you find them useful.
WTAMU Career Services
February 5, 2012
Hey-oh spring interns!
Just a quick note from your friends here in the Career Services Office :-). I try to email all students in internships from time to time to let you know what is happening in Career Services and pass along tips I hope help in your internship.
Having said that, how is your internship so far? If this is a new internship, you may find it challenging or maybe even a little overwhelming. Let me assure you this is totally normal. If you don't feel this way, you're probably in an internship that isn't offering much of a challenge. I'll write more about that in my next update.
With that in mind, here are a couple of tips to get the most out of your experience this semester.
Even though they don't expect you to be an expert in the field, they are evaluating you so put your best foot forward.
Lastly, here are a couple of good videos about making the most of your internship. Enjoy.
If you are close to graduation, let our office help you with the full-time job search. We can help with resumes, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Call our office or check out Career Services Student Support
Also, don't forget about the Career EXPO on March 1st. This is a great way to network and learn more about possible jobs after graduation. All the details are online at Career Services Spring Expo
I'll email you again soon. In the meantime, contact me with questions or if Career Services can help you in any way.
Have a good week!!
February 17, 2012
I didn’t really care who won (although it’s fun for an underdog to win when I don’t have a rooting interest) but I, along with millions of others, watched. It was a good game but I really liked the life principle I caught in Manning’s post-game interview. “Staying positive and continuing to work on executing your game plan” applies to so many areas of life—work, relationships, and even the job search.
I guess the big question then is, “Do you have a game plan?” Most of you are getting close to graduation. Do you have a job search plan? Do you know the things to do to look for a job? Hint: a good job search plan involves more than just looking online at job listings.
Check out this link from the Career Services web site--To Do LIST
These are ideas for your job search job plan. Take the time now to determine what things need to be on your game plan. If we can help, don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you stay calm, remain positive and execute your plan, you can achieve your goal, just like the NY Giants did.
Have a great weekend!
March 5, 2012
We had a fantastic Career EXPO last week with close to 70 employers looking for WT students and alum. Employers are still hiring even in this challenging economy. Jobs are tougher to find but students with a good job search plan increase their odds of quickly finding a position. What about you? Do you have a game plan?
Here are a couple of ideas for your job search “to-do” list.
Once you’ve done this, upload it because employers search our BuffJobs database for resumes. Yours needs to be there. Also, search the job listings. Not every opening is in BuffJobs but it’s worth checking at least once a week.
If you need some tips, Career Services has a very good networking DVD—Networking From Scratch: A College Students Guide to Making Connections. Contact us and we’ll arrange a time for you to watch it. Also, think about informational interviewing. It is a fabulous way to network.
>Let us know how we can help you implement your job search to-do list. Have a good week!