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: 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
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| By Nora Fogarty | First of all, congratulations! You survived an informational interview, and you’re just that much closer to setting up connections that might someday serve you well in finding a job you love and find fulfilling. The question is, what do you do now? The most important thing to do after your informational interview is to send a thank-you note. Don’t … [Read more...] about So You’ve Done the Informational Interview – Now What?
| By Ally Mueller | Many students embarking on their junior or senior year of college, or even those who have recently graduated, often feel as if they should have begun the job search process sooner. Nevertheless, it is never too late to lay a strong foundation for finding a job in your field of interest. In fact, simply making a phone call, using your network, and … [Read more...] about Career Prep: Take That First Step Now