Written by Christina B, English '18 updated 3/4/19 If you're thinking about attending a Career Fair this year, but aren't sure exactly how to make the most of the experience - you've come to the right place! Sit back, relax and peruse these key tips provided by our very own counselor, Max. Whether you’re attending the UP Spring Job Fair or another event on campus or in … [Read more...] about Career Fair Prep
The Job/Internship Search
By Christina B, English '18 Career Fair season is upon us, and with the nerves such an event brings on, we might forget how to dress to impress. Sure, we know that wearing jeans to a professional event is not the best move, but after a long day of class and no time to run home to change, jeans may be the only option. Not a good look… While a career fair is not a job interview, … [Read more...] about Professional Attire
Written by Christina B, English '18 Cellar Door is a quaint coffee shop in Southeast Portland with a wooden interior: wood floorboards, tables, chairs, and the dark counter top where the contrasting white Square Register rests. There are two baristas listening to mellow indie music. One asks the other if he can take a smoke break. I take in the room as I set my things down … [Read more...] about How to Info Interview…
Written by Christina Beningfield, English, Class of 2018 With the holiday season fast approaching, we begin to prep for the inevitable family interrogations. What are you doing when you graduate? How’s school, what are you thinking about doing after? We’ve read of the various ways we can flip these questions to our advantage; asking our nosy relatives how they can actually … [Read more...] about Navigating the Informational Interview
Written by Christina Beningfield, English, Class of 2018 Ask any UP junior about their summer plans and the majority will mention an internship; searching for them, meeting with employers, scheduling appointments at the Career Center to wrap their minds around the idea of internships. Everyone wants one, but why? It seems like internships are a new concept; most of our … [Read more...] about Internships: Why all the Hype?