Preparing for Life After College
Jan. 22, 2009 -
With the nation in recession and unemployment apparently on the upswing, many 2009 college graduates are understandably anxious about finding jobs, internships and other post-graduation opportunities.
But the University of Redlands’ Office of Career Development has a number of programs in place to help students plan for life after college.
The office will offer resume writing workshops on Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Bulldog Room and March 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in Commons Rooms A & B. The workshops will discuss how to start the resume writing process and what information to include. Staff also will be available to critique resumes.
A job search strategies workshop will be held March 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Bulldog Room. Students will be given a variety of job search tips and techniques, with a focus on the realities of today’s job market.
Help is available for students who land an interview. Interviewing skills workshops are set for March 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Bulldog Room and March 31 from noon to 1 p.m. on Commons Room A & B. The discussion will focus on how to make a positive impression, what questions to expect and how to answer them effectively, among other things.
A number of employers also are scheduled to visit campus on weekdays between Feb. 2 and April 3. Announcements will be sent in coming weeks about the employers, and students will have opportunities to schedule interviews through the career development office.
Opportunities also are available for students interested in internships or graduate school. An internship workshop will be held Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the R Room. Tips on how to find internships in a variety of fields will be provided. Students also will be given tips on how to get the most out of an internship experience.
Call the Office of Career Development at 909-748-8069.
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