Why Winter Is the Time to Think About Summer

Winter is the time of year when doing the bare minimum and sleeping in seems like the best way to spend the day…but don’t let that mentality get in the way of your hustle! Companies start their hunt for applicants for their programs, internships, and jobs early, so now is the opportune time to start making summer plans.

Even though the timing may seem a bit early, working on applications and submitting them as soon as possible will help you meet the employer’s deadline and gives you a higher chance of getting hired.

What Is So Great About Working On Campus?

There are many reasons to get a job while you’re in college. Whether you need one to pay your tuition, want extra spending money, or just want to gain skills, there’s no question that getting a job is a great idea. Read on for some of the benefits for getting a job on campus.

1. Make money

We’re going to lead with this, because that’s a huge benefit to working! Not only will you bring home a paycheck, but you’ll also be earning a decent pay. With a few exceptions, all student on-campus jobs pay at least minimum wage (currently $10.25 an hour).

On-Campus Recruiting

As the on-campus recruiting coordinator for the Career Center, I work with all types of employers who want to hire Ducks. This is one of those rare times in your life when you have exclusive access to employers from all different industries, roles, and experience coming to campus to hire YOU.

Take advantage of opportunities to meet and connect with employers and professionals through activities such as career fairs, networking events, on-campus interviews, practice interview program, career information sessions, and more.

LinkedIn Part I: Your Profile and Personal Brand

With more than 500 million users, 10 million jobs, 9 million companies, and 24 languages, you’ve probably already heard of this professional-oriented social media site. Used correctly, LinkedIn communicates similar information as a résumé and provides positive information about you.

But what does that mean for a student without lots of experience? Is it an online location for your résumé? Are you able to find jobs on LinkedIn?

Summer Job Tips

As the school year nears its end (congratulations!), students plan their summer: study abroad, traveling, summer jobs, and more.

For those who are still looking for a summer job, our On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Tina Haynes, shares her top three resources:

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