Most of us experience a series of growth stages in life that we often call levels. We move from one level to the next—kindergarten to first grade, junior high to high school, JV to varsity—you get the idea. As you may recall from your own experiences, there are things you have to accomplish at one level before you can move up to the next: passing classes, gaining experience, and mastering new skills. That process doesn’t stop when you get to college or even, and perhaps especially, when you graduate. When the time comes for you to move to yournext level, we want you to be prepared for the adventure, the opportunities and challenges that await you.
The Career Services department is a resource for you to explore the options and interests that you have for your future, and prepare for the next level. The article you are now reading marks the beginning of a series from Career Services that will be aimed at helping you get to your next level—full time employment primarily—when you are ready to leave Corban.
This series will cover several important topics, mostly related to obtaining employment. Included will be articles on the résumé, cover letters, interviewing, building professional networks, and the master application. Choosing majors and career paths will also be covered so there can be a little of something for everyone. Speaking of everyone, did you know that second semester of your senior year is not the best time to start thinking of some of these things? So, here we go.
This first article in the Getting to the Next Level series will cover the resources that are already available to you as a Corban student. These are things you can access today with just a couple of mouse clicks or finger taps.
Under the “Resources and Services” tab on the Corban homepage is a “Jobs and Career Services” section. Click that for three options—you’ll want “Students” where you will find several links. “What can I do with this Major,” “The Résumé Shop,” and “Interview tips” are in the text. “Career Planning Timeline,” “Graduate School Preparation,” “Internships,” “Job Search and Job Board,” and “Job Source Links” are listed down the left side with a couple of other options. Each one is relatively self-explanatory, and you can easily see for yourself what is there under each link.
“What can I do with this Major” might have the broadest appeal. When you open this link, you’ll find a listing of over 175 majors that are hot linked to sets of information and/or other links to help you explore career avenues related to each major.
Our next article will feature the ubiquitous résumé, a document all of you should have. Your résumé should be a growing document, just like you, but even with today’s remarkable technology, it still won’t quite write itself.