Seniors (but this goes for the other class years as well), no need to fear, the Career Center is here to help with any and all of your burning questions about finding a career and the process it can involve. We got in touch with Chris Whitney, director of The Gerald Roche Center for Career Development, to see what she had to say:
Q: As we get closer to graduation, how can seniors use the services of the Career Center (in general, what do you offer that seniors can turn to)? Where do we, “the seniors”, go from here?
A: The Center for Career Development is available to all students and alumni to help at any stage of your career path. If you are trying to figure out where to go or what to do after graduation, I suggest talking to one of the career coaches. You can reach a member of the team by calling (570)941-7640 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also explore what options are available by going to Handshake, our job posting site at scranton.joinhandshake.com/login There are currently more than 4,000 active listings in all parts of the world.
Q: What are some tips and tricks and advice that the Career Center can offer seniors in the pursuit of a job and/or how to properly enter the workforce?
A: The Royal network is mighty! We have alumni all over the world that are willing to help students along their path to success. LinkedIn is a great tool to locate alumni in the city or industry that you are most interested in. When getting ready to apply for a job, I suggest that you try to find alumni that work there to get some insight to what the company culture is and how you could be most competitive.
Q: What kind of work the Career Center does with resume-building, networking/finding alumni connections, practicing for interviews?
A: As our seniors get ready to be competitive in the job market, we can walk with them every step of the way. We can review resumes and help prepare for interviews through in person or online mock interviews. We can guide them through the networking process to help them reach out to alumni.
Leaving campus to enter the world of work can be a little nerve-wracking. My advice to seniors as they prepare for this is to take a deep breath. Remember that you will never be alone. We will always be here to serve you – Once a Royal, Always a Royal. We are a phone call or email away.
For more information about the Career Center or for any other questions check out their page, here.