Thursday, January 26, 2012

Are you graduating this semester?

Welcome back!

For many of you, you will be graduating with PRIDE this semester. Preparing for your future starts this semester! Here is a great checklist to make sure you are on track for SUCCESS!

¨  Review The Career Center’s online calendar for workshops, events, and speaker panels. 

¨  Review many of our workshops/webshops online - register to view them on Blackboard via 

¨  Frequently use Hofstra’s Pride-Career Management System for job and internship postings from employers who are seeking out Hofstra students and graduates.

¨  Participate in The Career Center’s on-campus interview programs.  Mandatory orientations are being offered through February (Education students' last orientation is Feb. 13).

¨  Meet with a career counselor early this final semester to discuss your future and job search plan.

¨  Update your resume and cover letter to reflect the jobs for which you are applying.

¨  If you have not done so already, it is not too late to try and apply for an internship during your final semester.

¨  Attend the Annual Spring Job & Internship Fair on March 7th from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex. 

¨  Use social media to your advantage! Network with professionals and Hofstra alumni on Linkedin. You are invited to attend “Insider Tips to Get You Linkedin” on March 13th at 6:30 in the Student Center Plaza Rooms, where Global LinkedIn Spokesperson and International Career & Workplace Expert Lindsey Pollack will give you advice on how to use this professional networking site.

¨  Talk with family and friends and connect to learn more about a career or job of interest.

¨  If you are pursuing graduate school, applications are due this semester, make sure you have completed all necessary steps including gathering letters of recommendation.

¨  Begin to discuss future housing and finances with your family.

Good luck!

~Suzanne Dagger, Director of Career Services

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