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Career Prep During Winter Break
Even if your student hasn’t put together a formal internship for winter break, she can still do some very positive things for herself when it comes to career planning and soaking up good learning experiences. For instance…
Arrange Informal Interviews. She can get in touch with a reporter at the local TV station if she’s interested in communications or a researcher at the local hospital if biology is her thing. Setting up informal interviews with these practitioners, where your student goes in with some prepared questions about their field, can be a great way to make contacts while gathering useful information.
Tap into Alumni. It’s worth connecting with the campus alumni association to see if there is an alum in his hometown who might be willing to talk with him. Maybe he can shadow him at work or attend a business networking event. Many alums love to help!
Create That Resume. It’s an easy task to put off, yet winter break can be the perfect time for your student to hunker down and put together a resume draft. That way, she’ll be ready to visit career services as soon as she gets back to campus for help. Whether she’s graduating this year or searching for a summer job/internship, having a resume ready is a HUGE step forward.