The Office of Career Services is open virtually and ready to support students -- whether exploring majors, searching for internships or applying for jobs.

Over the past week, for example, Career Coach Christy Huynh met with Iyuhna Callands, a senior broadcasting and mass communication major who had two interviews and one job offer last week. They discussed effective interviewing and the importance of following up after an interview. Huynh even got to “meet” her roommate's kitty during the virtual meeting.

Huynh also wrote a LinkedIn blog post with tips and encouragement for students.

Career Coach Jackie Wallace collaborated with the technology department to conduct virtual mock interviews with students. Students had the chance to hone their interview skills and receive feedback to prepare for and build their confidence as they get ready to interview for full-time teaching positions.  

Career Coach Taeko Kelly met virtually with a junior psychology student who is interested in pursuing a career in human resources. They met previously to go over searching for internships and writing strong cover letters. In this follow-up meeting, they reviewed and strengthened her cover letter that she plans to submit for a fall on-campus internship.

Career Coach Gary Morris met virtually with an online graduate student in the New York City  area looking for a position in data science. They discussed how to search for “work-from-home” positions in the field, connecting with alumni through LinkedIn, improving resumes and leveraging professional associations to enhance networking and reach career goals. 

The Navigators (students who staff the Compass Resource Center) are working from home too. They will provide virtual “drop in” hours for the Compass Virtual Resource Center including one-to-one résumé and cover letter critiques and assistance in searching for internships and jobs.  

Career Services’ Digital Dirt Squad also will be available for one-to-one appointments with students, and will be ramping up online presentations on digital identity topics that are more relevant than ever.

The Office of Career Services will bring a variety of employers online to students through a variety of topics, complete with Q&A sessions where participants can ask them important questions related to specific situations.

All students are encouraged to check out all the virtual services and programs being offered by Career Services.