By Samantha Martens
We are all so ready for this short break from classes… Even though we still have assignments to work on, we shouldn’t lose sight of what this break is all about: WORKING ON YOUR RÉSUMÉ!!! Just kidding, but it’s something that we in Career Services hope you’ll think about during the time off.
Now that we’ve had our second Internship & Job Fair, those of you who attended should consider prepping and perfecting your résumé, cover letter, and maybe even shopping for a more professional wardrobe (it’s almost Black Friday, guys). For those of you who missed the November Fair, stop on over to the Career Services office in Thomas Library’s Compass: Sweet Success Center! We have job/internship descriptions and contact information about almost all of the employers who came to the August and November Fairs, and it’s available to you on the table outside of Teresa’s office. If you can’t find anything that suits your fancy from those folders of information, it’s nothing to worry about. We also have our Tiger Den Job and Internship Board that is comprised of opportunities JUST for Wittenberg students! And if there’s STILL nothing that speaks to you, we can help you navigate CareerShift, which is a national version of the Tiger Den program. We would love to see you stop by the office, and we can help you with pretty much any questions you might have about deciding on a major that best fits you, working on résumés/cover letters, taking personality assessments to see what kind of job would be ideal for you, and SO much more.
But back to business. Over Thanksgiving break, Career Services would love to have all students take a good look at their résumés to see which past “Work Experiences” would be most applicable to the job or internship that you have found (or are about to find) for the Spring semester or even summer break. On your résumés, you want to highlight past jobs or volunteer opportunities that will best apply to the position you’re applying for. If you have any sort of questions about that, or you’re not sure what you should include, feel free to stop in to the office during our Walk-In hours (Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30pm-4:15pm) or call in and make an appointment at 937-327-7521. Our Walk-Ins and appointments are open through the end of the semester! We want to make sure that you feel confident and prepared to tackle any upcoming interviews, or to talk to recruiters at the next Internship and Job Fair, or apply to that grad school of your dreams. It’s our job to help you out with all of this, so do us a favor and stop on by!
And don’t forget to keep an eye out on our Facebook page! We are frequently posting new job, internship, and volunteer opportunities for you to take advantage of. While you’re at it, you might as well follow us on Instagram and Twitter, too, because we can be pretty hilarious, and we post memes, so what’s not to love?
Have a wonderful break, everyone!