careers

careers

You on the Market

You on the Market

“Class of 2018, the world is yours. Work hard, treat everyone kindly, and great things will happen.” – Umer Khan, class of 2018 Congratulations to all 831 of IU East’s newest graduates.  We are proud of you all, and your great work in your time with us.  But now is a time of transition – a time when most of you will take your hard-earned new skills and knowledge and turn them into a rewarding job (those that aren’t pursuing graduate studies, at any rate).  It can be scary – not just the transition, but the act of ‘selling yourself’.  Many of you are modest, and find it difficult to convey to others just how much you bring to the … Continued
Selling Yourself Quick

Selling Yourself Quick

There’s excitement in the air for many seniors, as your college career hurtles towards its conclusion, and the outside world beckons. Soon, you will be hunting for a new job with your freshly minted degree. But that degree, significant as it is, doesn’t have a voice of its own. You’ll need to be able to sell yourself to potential employers. Sometimes, this will be in formal interview settings, after you’ve submitted a résumé to a job you really want. You’ll be able to lay out your full case for your aptitude and skill. But sometimes it will happen by serendipity – you being in the right place at the right time, able to talk to someone with power in your … Continued
What Doors Will Your Degree Open?

What Doors Will Your Degree Open?

With graduation less than two months away, many of you are probably looking into where you will work and what you will do in your new career. Not to say you haven’t been career focused before – internships, service-learning placements, classes and work-study jobs have probably all helped shape your career goals at one time or another over the past few years. But maybe you need a good contact in your chosen field – and that can be the key piece that helps you obtain the fulfilling job you want. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to get your foot in the door. And this month includes a great prospect – the 4 Colleges Career Fair will be Tuesday, March … Continued
The Next Step

The Next Step

Congratulations to the IU East class of 2016! 795 people graduated this year, earning bachelors and master’s degrees. It is a moment of celebration for IU East and you, but it is also a moment of transition for you – the chance to put your new skills and education to use in a job. The job market can be tough, so finding the right job that uses your knowledge and skills and rewards your dedication can be a challenge. IU East invested in your ongoing success, first as a student and then as an alumni throughout life. The IU East Office of Career Services can provide career counseling, job listings, internships, help with writing résumés, and tips for acing interviews, … Continued
Preparing for the road ahead…

Preparing for the road ahead…

By Nancy Schlichte, undergraduate service engagement scholar The Early College Students from Dennis Intermediate School, Hibberd, and Test Intermediate schools in Richmond are preparing for the road ahead by participating in a career exploration program. Thanks to the Paul Kriese Service Engagement Scholarship, and in coordination with the Early College Director, Dr. Jackie Schlichte, I have the opportunity to facilitate the career exploration program with the seventy-five participating students. When we first began discussing career options, the top choices for careers were those that were known to make a lot of money. While the students agreed money is a good motivator, they also determined it was more important to have a job you enjoy doing! By using the “Drive of … Continued