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Career Foundation is Key for Student Success

Some students erroneously believe their first visit to Career Services should be senior year when it is time for resume writing and polishing interview skills. In truth, Career Services is a place to visit every year, starting at the freshman level.

BW's Career Services sponsors a variety of programs, workshops and services that benefit students with self-assessment, career exploration and job/internship searches.  So encourage your student to make Career Services an integral part of his/her four-year college experience by following the action steps listed below.


Students who haven't declared a major (and even those who already have) can clarify career possibilities by meeting with the first year career advisor and by using resources, such as the Discover software program, that assess interests, abilities, values and goals.  Other steps include activating the BW Career Network account, researching summer jobs relevant to a career interest and attending a Resume Writing Clinic that can help students develop a first resume.  


Whether it is to finalize plans regarding an academic major or to discuss internship opportunities relevant to a career interest, all students should meet with an advisor in Career Services.  Other recommendations for students include visiting the CareerPlace Library for reference materials and attending the Career and Internship Expo and employer Meet and Greet sessions.  In addition, there are online resources available to help students sharpen interview skills and to explore graduate school options.

During this year, students should focus on plans for the future in terms of full-time employment or graduate school.  Career Services offers programs, resources and advising sessions that can help juniors build skills and develop strategies.  Information also is available about a variety of internships, both local and out-of-state, as well as other learning-enriched opportunities.

This is a busy year that should include numerous visits to Career Services to enhance skills, research employment opportunities and sign up for pertinent on-campus recruitment interview sessions.  Whether students plan to begin full-time employment or attend graduate school, they can look to Career Services to help them finalize strategies and fine-tune their skills in interviewing and in writing resumes and cover letters.


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