Last Call: Senior Career Conference Today!

SCC_logoThinking back to my last semester of my senior year of col­lege, I was actively avoiding what grad­u­a­tion meant for me and kept myself bliss­fully unaware of what I should be doing/​needed to do to pre­pare for life after grad­u­a­tion.  I didn’t grad­uate THAT long ago (to give you a time frame, Face­book had been invented by the time I got to col­lege) so I can relate to what many grad­u­ating stu­dents are feeling. One of my biggest regrets was not taking advan­tage of the people at my uni­ver­sity who had tried to pre­pare me for the future, and not taking advan­tage of the oppor­tu­ni­ties to help me figure out what I wanted to do.  If I had done so, I believe my tran­si­tion from stu­dent to new pro­fes­sional would have been a lot easier than it was. I even­tu­ally made it, and I was fine, but I could have saved myself a lot of tur­moil if I had started ear­lier rather than later.

The Senior Career Con­fer­ence, today in Stearns from 12-​​6PM is here to do JUST that—give you every­thing you need to pre­pare your­self for the job search and beyond. The work­shops range from Salary Nego­ti­a­tion to Man­aging Stress on the Job Search and you get to meet with a lot of cool employers at the event—Liberty Mutual, TJX, Philips, Procter & Gamble and City Year are just a few of the employers who will be there to cri­tique resumes, serve on panels, and co-​​teach work­shops with our Career Devel­op­ment Staff.  An added incen­tive for drop­ping by is that we have some really cool prizes. Microsoft and TJX have donated spe­cial prizes that you can win by sub­mit­ting your resume, and other prizes will be given to the first 100 stu­dents just for showing up.  There is no reg­is­tra­tion required and everyone is wel­come, so stop by to attend a work­shop, get your LinkedIn pic­ture taken, or to get your resume critiqued—anything you do at the con­fer­ence will help you on your way to becoming a new pro­fes­sional and being pre­pared to the transition.

 

Ashley LoBue is a Career Advisor at North­eastern Career Devel­op­ment. A Boston Col­lege grad­uate, Ashley has over 3 years of expe­ri­ence working in higher edu­ca­tion and is a pro­po­nent for inter­na­tional and expe­ri­en­tial education.