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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
Your Career

Your Career

With less than seventy days to graduation, many of you are probably thinking about the next step – and for a lot of you, that is how to get a job.  The earlier you start exploring your options, the better your chances of scoring the job you’ll love.  Fortunately, IU East has a lot of tools available to you to help you start right now. In fact, there’s a whole department dedicated to your future success in the job search.  The Office of Career Planning and Placement helps students link to job listings, internships, and more that mesh with your major.  Additionally, they help you write résumés and prepare for interviews.  And if you decide to change careers later in … Continued
Full Circle for Change: Service-Learning and Civic Leadership

Full Circle for Change: Service-Learning and Civic Leadership

by Ashlee Brown When I first heard that I was invited to the 2nd Annual Civic Leadership Conference on November 15th, I was confused. What did I, a sophomore Biochemistry major, have to do with Civic Leadership? After I found out that the event was related to Indiana’s service learning program, Indiana Campus Compact, it became a little bit clearer. Despite this, I still did not see what I could contribute to this conference. When we arrived it became crystal clear. The connection between service learning and civic leadership was a circle. While listening to the first panel, which consisted of DePauw University graduates, a DePauw student, an Indiana State Senator, and an Indiana State Representative, I understood the relation. … Continued
Put Your Best Foot Forward

Put Your Best Foot Forward

As a new class of IU East graduates moves out into the world, they will find themselves entering the highly competitive job market.  And the library is here to help, with career guides and occupational resources. But as a recent article in the Palladium Item shows, the nationwide difficulty in finding a job isn’t necessarily a lack of jobs.  They’re out there – but as you become a job candidate, you need to make yourself the right candidate for the position rather than just thinking of it as the right position for you. The Pal-Item distinguishes between ‘hard’ skills – the technical know-how; your degree – and ‘soft’ skills – things like work ethic and teamwork skills.  You’ve undoubtedly got … Continued
Get a Job!

Get a Job!

Are you one of the many seniors waiting with bated breath for May and graduation?  Have you begun to question what comes next?  Graduation is an exciting time, but it can also be nerve-wracking.  As you begin your search for the start of your career remember that as a member of our IU East community you have an abundance of resources available.  To help you in your search, we’ve created a Career Prep libguide.  Information on selecting a career, interviewing, resume building and position listings are all available here.  Perhaps you aren’t ready for the job hunt to start just yet.  If this is the case learn more about the process at the Basic Career Development libguide.  This libguide will … Continued