Career Services is offering new resources and events to help students prepare for life after receiving their degree.
Students get more than just assistance with resume building, said Amelia Hurt, director of Career Services.
“Although we love to work with students on these documents, our office can provide interview advice and mock interviews in-person or Skype advice on salary negotiation, preparing graduate school applications and personal statements, writing cover letters for summer programs, creating a LinkedIn account, the job search, and more,” Hurt said.
A new opportunity this fall is a student business card program that allows students to order 100 business cards for $5. Additionally, Career Services partnered with alumni relations to create the Alumni Mentor Network, a program that connects students to alumni within their area of interest.
Officials also partnered with Greek Life for the Fall Fashion Show, an event where students learn to dress for various business-attire events while on a budget. The show will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Shdeed Lounge in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. Pre-registered students have a chance to win a JCPenney gift card. To pre-register, call Career Services at 405-208-5171.
Recurring events like the Etiquette Dinner and the Career and Internship Fair still will be hosted.
“I would so be interested in attending these events,” said Jessica Martens, music theater/vocal performance junior. “I think the social skills and relationships gained from Career Service events are invaluable for gaining interview skills and job connections after college.”
Aside from attending group events, students also can make personal appointments for assistance from Career Services.
“We love to work with students one-on-one, as we feel that a personalized plan is crucial,” Hurt said. “Each student is unique, and we want to make sure they are able to map out a plan that supports their individual goals.”
For questions, information, appointments, or registration for any of the services and events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.