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Friday, January 16, 2015

New Year's Resolutions for your Career and Job Search


Happy Newish Year. Even though we are now 16 days into 2015 it is not too late to add to or create New Year's Resolutions.

Here are some tips to help you achieve your professional goals, whether as a student or alum, in 2015.




http://www.higheredjobs.com/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=604&Title=Career%20Resolutions%20for%20the%20New%20Year

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

4 Career Items to Work On Over Break

The semester is complete and the holidays are rapidly approaching. The next few weeks give everyone a chance to catch their breath. A break from exams and papers.

The winter break also provides the opportunity to prepare and organize your career plan. Here are four items to consider spending time on:
 

 1. Career Plan: If you are still figuring out or clarifying your career plan check out these websites:

2. Documents: Prepare and update your resume, cover letter and reference sheet.

3. Job and Internship Search Guide: Review the Job and Intern information section.

4. LinkedIn: Create or strengthen your profile. 

The Career Development Center reopens on Monday, January 5. Make sure to work ahead on whatever search you are planning. If you are graduating in May or seeking a summer or fall internship start preparing your documents and working on your search ahead of time.

Stay in touch with the Career Development Center:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gmercyucareers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gmercyucareers
Job and Internship website: www.collegecentral.com/gmercyu

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 Ways To Job/Internship Search & Network During the Holidays

The fall semester at Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU) is over and the Holiday season is approaching. The next few weeks provide an opportunity to relax, spend time with family and friends and enjoy the Holiday festivities.

The next few weeks also provide a chance for both GMercyU students and alumni to focus on your internship or job search. The Holiday season is a great time to network with others.

These two articles discuss strategies for job/internship searching and 
networking the next couple of months. 

5 strategies:
www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-rev-up-your-job-search-during-the-holidays-2013-11


7 tips:
www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-frankola/an-introverts-survival-gu_b_6323224.html

For assistance with job searching or networking check out the
GMercyU Career Development website at:
www.gmercyu.edu/student-life/campus-resources/career-development/students-alumni

Monday, December 8, 2014

What you can learn from the internship that's totally wrong for you

Check out this article that discusses the benefits of doing an internship. One of the neat things the author focuses on is how an internship can help you learn what you don't want to do.  


So you’ve probably heard a thing or two (or 7 million) about the importance of internships. And if you’re anything like me, your academic year involves a heavy search for the absolute perfect internship. You know, the one that pays, that will also set you up for eternal success, and a lifetime of riches, and global domination. But let’s face the reality: it’s a long road to all those goodies.

Read the full article at http://hellogiggles.com/yes-get-internship-reason-think 

Gwynedd Mercy University students have completed some impressive internships over the years. See some examples at www.gmercyu.edu/academics/academic-programs-resources/internships

For help securing your own internship contact Career Development: 
www.gmercyu.edu/student-life/campus-resources/career-development/career-development-meet-staff