by Jamie Grant C’98 GEd’99, Associate Director
I meet with many students seeking internships and full-time positions who are at times incredibly busy with their coursework – and on top of their studies, trying to balance a comprehensive and effective job search. This can understandably be a very stressful combination of activities, and so Career Services is always working to identify resources and tools to help our students not only strike a balance but succeed in both arenas.
To that end, a partnership between Career Services and CAPS has generated an upcoming workshop series designed to help students excel in the career planning and application process – with sessions on different kinds of personality and strengths assessments as well as the aptly titled “Managing Anxiety Related to your Job Search,” participating students will have several opportunities throughout the upcoming year to bring their concerns and identify solutions and strategies to enhance their application process. At the start of the semester, please be sure to check the Career Services calendar and/or the CAPS website for details on specific programs and their scheduled dates/times.
Beyond workshops, Career Services is also always working to identify and provide the latest tools to help students manage their career development. A really neat resource, free for our current students and discounted for alumni, is Jobtreks – your Jobtreks account will allow you to:
– Access a proprietary database of 9,000+ companies
– Create your target list of companies
– Browse 30+ job boards and other job search resources
– Manage your companies, contacts, & job applications
– Create to-do lists, notes, & alerts, and
– Prep for interviews and networking
so that you can keep all of your thoughts, research, contacts and networking resources and more in your own private database!
Jobtreks logins are by academic status, so please see the list below for your appropriate link to register:
- Undergraduate Students, please use this link
- Master’s Candidates, please use this link
- PhD Candidates & Post-Doctoral Fellows, please use this link
So, with these upcoming workshops and tools like Jobtreks, you have a few special resources to help your job or internship search to be a manageable and interesting journey of self-discovery and possibilities. And, if ever you feel the least bit overwhelmed or stressed about career-related issues, please reach out to one of your career advisors to discuss your individual concerns.