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.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Career Center

1. We know what we’re doing.

Together our Career Advisors have over 60 years of experience advising students on their careers! That’s countless hours of connecting with students and helping them figure out what they want to do and how to get there.

2. It’s a nice break from classes.

Getting tired of your usual work-class-class, class-work-class, class-class-work routine? Break it up with a visit to the Career Center, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and take some time to think about your future.

Management Training Program: From Classroom to Board Room

Companies seeking to build their management talent pools work to develop future leaders through real world responsibility and ownership. As such, students looking to work in management are wise to choose companies like Enterprise that offer management training (MT) programs. The benefits of MT programs for students and employers are clear: a corporate culture that emphasizes respect and growth opportunities for employees will lead to success.

Get Connected and Build Your Network

“You have a 75% higher chance of being hired if it’s through a referral.”
—Stacey Lane

Stacey Lane, an experienced career coach, spoke about how to better network and interact with professionals at the ninth annual Get Connected.

Rely on your network

Stacey suggests that you build relationships at every single part of your career—beginning, middle, and end. The average person works about 13–14 jobs in their career. The goal is to create lasting connections and different communities for networking.

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?

Spring Career Fair Week

The UO Career Center held Spring Career Fair Week during the first week of May. We organized Diversity Career Night and hosted over 100 employers that engaged with our Ducks and conducted interviews on-campus.

PacificSource, a proud Career Center partner committed to hiring Ducks, brought Emmanuel Quansah, Data Analytics Specialist, to engage with students. Quansah was an international student in college and offered career tips to students.

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