Well, fall term has arrived which means the campus is busier (nearly 25,000 students!), the leaves are changing, there is a crisp breeze in the air, days are getting shorter, and it’s time to visit Career Services! No matter what year you are in school, Career Services can assist you in many ways. How you may ask?
One of the first things to come to mind is to get your resume reviewed so you have one that makes you stand-out from the crowd. You might not think you need a resume at the moment, but believe me, an updated resume is something you should always have on hand, ready to go. It’s smart to have your resume ready in case you meet someone who works for that company you have always dreamed about working for. Or you meet someone who may have an internship for you, but they want you to send them your resume NOW. No problem, you have it on file in your email because you just visited Career Services and now you have a stellar resume that you are proud of.
Another reason to visit Career Services is to meet with a career counselor. Maybe you aren’t sure about your major or you don’t know what kinds of careers are available for someone with your major. Or, you need help figuring out what area to study. Does the job search process make you feel anxious or overwhelmed; we can help you with that, too. Seriously, we can. There are many resources available and sometimes it is just talking to a counselor to figure out what they are.
Do you have an interview coming up? That means you need to PRACTICE!!! We offer two ways you can do this – meet with a career advisor and do a mock interview and/or utilize InterviewStream, an online program that allows you to answer questions remotely (all you need is a webcam).
Trying to find a job or internship on or off campus? Then check out our online database system, Beaver JobNet. Learn about local, national, and international jobs/internships that are specifically posted because they want Beavers!
Fall Career Fairs are coming up soon…in 30 days to be exact (October 26 – University Wide, October 27 – Engineering)! Meet employers that are recruiting OSU students, find out about job and internship opportunities, and connect with others. There are many workshops offered beforehand to help you prepare for the Career Fair. Learn more by checking out our website and keep a look out for our 30 day countdown, including tips of the day to get your ready for the fair.
As for our website, we just launched a new site that has a look similar to the OSU homepage. We hope you find it informative and easy to navigate as well as enjoyable to look at.
Hope all you Beavers have a fantastic first week of school and welcome to fall term!
Posted by Jen Busick, Career Advisor & Outreach Coordinator