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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
What Comes Next

What Comes Next

With graduation swiftly approaching, hundreds of IU East students are about to embark on their careers. Of course, you’ve probably been preparing for your future career for a while now. Classwork, internships, part-time jobs, and more have helped hone your skills for today’s job market. But sometimes, an extra personal connection or contact can make all the difference. A big opportunity for new or soon-to-be graduates is the 4 Colleges Career Fair, which is coming up this month – Tuesday, March 31st in the Lingle Grand Hall at Reid Hospital (on the lower level). It runs from 2:00-6:00 p.m., and features dozens of potential employers and college representatives eager to recruit you for jobs, internships, or graduate programs. Students from … Continued