Monday, May 22, 2017
Tips for parents:
As the summer progresses, your student may express some loneliness for friends made at college or the campus as the “home” away from home.
Discuss the value of your student having developed a positive sense of campus life and plans for involvement next year
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Classes are done and students are ready for a much needed change of pace over the summer months. Many will go on to jobs, internships, and/or continue with summer classes, but summer is also a great time to sharpen career skills. Career Services’ staff are available over the summer to help! We can set up one-on-one meetings, or collaborate by phone or email.
For first and second year students, summer is a great time to explore careers and career paths. If they are unsure of their major or career path, we have assessments that that can complete which will help give them direction. It is also a great time to job shadow, conduct informational interviews, and research careers online. There are many resources available at css.edu/career. Just contact us a 218-723-6085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a one-on-one appointment.
For Juniors and Seniors, summer is a great time to update resumes, LinkedIn profiles and polish interviewing skills. Career Services’ staff can review resumes in-person or by email at email@example.com. It is also a good time to practice interview skills. InterviewStream is an online interactive tool to practice and review responses to possible interview questions. Career Services’ staff can also conduct mock interviews in the office.
We hope your student has a great summer and we look forward to working with them in Career Services!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Follow this list as finals week approaches (the earlier you prep, the better) so you can ace your exams from start to finish:
The College has many events and resources to help.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Soon it will be time to complete the check out process for moving off campus for Residential Life.
Go to the Residential Life Webpage for more information.
Now would be a good time to review the article below with your student in order to determine if they are ready to move off campus in the Fall.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Do you have a senior who is graduating this year?
The senior year is when organizing and conducting a job search or graduate school search begins in earnest. It is also a time when students are heavily involved in more advanced courses and often have more responsible roles in campus and/or volunteer activities. Balancing these important pursuits and setting priorities is a constant challenge for seniors.
You are probably anxious for this young adult to make a decision – and yet, he or she may be moving toward closure more slowly than you would wish.
What you can do to help -
· Suggest that he or she use the services available through Career Services throughout their senior year. They can provide assistance in preparation for the job search. Services they offer include:
o Help with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and other job search skills
o Individual career advising
o Job-search resources
· Don’t nag your child about not having a job yet. This will often have the reverse effect. Use positive reinforcement.
· Don’t call potential employers to intervene for your child. Contact with potential employers is the candidate’s responsibility.
· Be prepared to support your child through the ups and downs of the job and graduate school search. It can be a bumpy road. Your student will need reassurance that for every door that closes, another opens.
*Adapted for The College of St. Scholastica courtesy of the national Association of Colleges and Employers.