Office ofCareer Connections

It's Not Too Early! February 10-March 14, 2014

It’s never too early to start planning for your future. For first year, second year, and transfer students, it’s particularly important to explore possibilities by discovering academic major and career options, taking assessments that demonstrate how personality impacts career choices, and try out potential career avenues by finding summer employment or internships.

Coming this spring, Career Connections will be hosting a five week series titled “It’s Not Too Early” to initiate career exploration and preparedness for first year, second year and transfer students. On week one, students begin their exploration by discovering strengths, values and career interests. Week two covers options related to majors and potential career paths. Week three uncovers tools that will help students construct a professional, college resume. Week four promotes the power of networking by utilizing LinkedIn. Week five tops off the series by uncovering strategies and resources to begin the summer job or internship search. See a list of program dates, times and locations below.

Beyond attending these scheduled events, we encourage all first year, second year, and transfer students to connect with a Career Counselor, no matter what stage of career exploration you find yourself in. Please call 253-535-7459 to schedule an individual appointment or to receive more information about this series.

SCHEDULE

Week 1 (Feb. 10-14): Who Am I?

  • Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss career related assessments and explore possibilities. Call 253-535-7459 to schedule an appointment.
  • Feb. 11th  at 7PM – Hinderlie Hall, 1st Floor Main Lounge – Exploring Careers
  • Feb. 13th 11AM-1PM – University Center – On-Campus Job and Leadership Fair co-sponsored with Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Feb. 13th at 5PM – Ramstad 204 – LinkedIn Series: Got Skills? Representing your Talents on LinkedIn
  • Feb. 13th at 6PM – University Center 201 – Interview Skills Workshop co-sponsored with Student Involvement and Leadership

Week 2 (Feb. 17-21): What Are My Options?

  • Meet with a Career Counselor to explore career opportunities in your major and beyond. Call 253-535-7459 to schedule an appointment.
  • Feb. 18th at 6:30PM - UC 213 - Grad School 101: Fundamentals of Finding and Funding 
  • Feb. 20th at 5PM – Ramstad 204 – LinkedIn Series: Mapping Your Career: Major/Skill Exploration Using “Find Alumni” Tool
  • Feb. 20th at 6-8pm –  University Center 212 – Follow Up to Explore! Retreat – Career Mapping Session (RSVP Event)

Week 3 (Feb. 24-28): Establish Your Network

  • Plan on attending a LinkedIn Workshop. Every Thursday (from Feb. 10-Mar. 14), 5-6pm, Ramstad 114.
  • Feb. 24th at 6PM – AUC 133 – Lean Into Leadership: Are You My Mentor? Panel
  • Feb. 27th at 5PM – Ramstad 204 – LinkedIn Series: Networking on LinkedIn & LuteLink: How to Connect and Engage Professionals

Week 4 (March 3-7): What Tools Do I Need To Get Hired?

  • Attend Drop In Hours for resume, cover letter, and interviewing strategies in Career Connections. Attend Resume Drop In Hours in Ramstad 112 (hours listed on the Career Connections Opportunities Board)
  • March 6thTime TBA – Location TBA – Careers in Sociology Panel
  • March 6th at 5PM – Ramstad 204 – LinkedIn Series:  Hire Me: Job and Internship Searches Using LinkedIn

Week 5 (March 10-14): Plan for Summer Opportunities

  • Meet with a career counselor to discuss job and internship search strategies and available resources. Call 253-535-7459 to schedule an appointment.
  • March 13th at 5PM – Ramstad 204 – LinkedIn Series: Beyond LinkedIn: Utilizing Social Media Strategies for Online Branding
  • March 13th at 7PM – Hinderlie Hall, 1st Floor Main Lounge – Resume and Skill Building Workshop