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?
By: Audrey Fancher, Career Center Program Assistant We get it---networking sounds intimidating. But when you think of it as simply connecting with people, that sounds more doable, right? Informational interviews are a fantastic way to explore potential careers and connect with professionals, which you can read about here. But there are other ways to network, too!* Check out … [Read more...] about Go Forth and Network
Written by Christina Beningfield, English, Class of 2018 I have a box of business cards sitting in my closet. I was in a really inspired mood after reading Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to do Before You Join the Real World by Lindsey Pollak; in the section called “Get Carded,” (ah, so clever!) it was made very clear that a student with cards shows “maturity, … [Read more...] about How Many Business Cards is too Many?
Written by: Audrey Fancher, Career Center Program Assistant Making the leap from in-class learning to real-world application can feel like a big, overwhelming step. If you haven't had "real world experience" as a [fill-in-the-blank occupation], how do you know if said career option might be a good fit for you?? Internships are one way to explore potential careers. You apply … [Read more...] about Career Hack: Informational Interviews