Just Keep Swimming!

By Shannon Feeney Andre, Employer Relations Coordinator

For the seniors wondering “what’s next;” for the juniors needing internships; for the first-year and sophomore students just starting out – have no fear, Career Services is here!  With three-and-a-half weeks left until the spring semester ends, there is still time to figure out what to do this summer.  Our office offers a variety of services to help students with their career development from the basics like resume writing to more in-depth conversations about your major.  If you aren’t sure what to do next, here are some tips to get you started:

Resume Help

  • Drop-in hours are a great opportunity for you to have that extra set of eyes review your resume.  These fifteen minute sessions allow you to ask the important questions and assure you that your resume is ready to go.  Check out our drop-in hours on the Career Services’ homepage.
  • Career Guides offer a full range of advice on everything career-related; however, if you’re just starting out, the section on resume writing is great place to find the main components.  We even produce three editions based on your class level: Freshman/Sophomore, Junior/Senior, and Master’s.

Job/Internship Search Resources

  • OrangeLink is the online job and internship board managed by Career Services.  All students have access to the postings on this site.  It’s easy to get started – just log into MySlice and under the ‘Career Services’ header, click on the link to OrangeLink.  If you’re an alumnus needing access, contact our Help Desk at 315.443.9093.
  • Indeed.com is a Meta search engine that allows you to look for positions based on keywords and location.  It’s a great place to start looking for jobs and internships since it gives you the ability to pull positions off multiple websites.

Counseling Sessions

  • Career counselors are here to help if you’re feeling a bit lost too.  If you’re wondering about what major to pursue, what career path is right for you, or where your interests lie, we’re happy to help.  To schedule an hour-long appointment with one of our career counselors, give us a call at 315.443.3616.

If you’re thinking you may need help in a variety of areas – resume writing, interviewing, networking, and personal branding – check out the Career Crash Course on Friday, April

The Career Crash Course is a one-day event featuring employer instructors leading workshops on career essentials.
The Career Crash Course is a one-day event featuring employer instructors leading workshops on career essentials.

5th!  Employers will lead sessions on the basics of your career search in this one-day event.  Participating employers include General Electric, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Northwestern Mutual, PepsiCo, and Teach for America.   Students interested in participating should sign up in Career Services (235 Schine) by 4 p.m. on Thursday.