Well, we are almost into March and the semester is nearly half way over. Just a little reminder if you have not started to think about Career Planning: No matter where you are in the process The Career Center can help…..
SENIORS – it’s never too late to start the career planning process. Please mark your calendar for the Hofstra Spring Job Fair on Wednesday April 24 from 11-2 in the arena. If you have not even started the process please contact The Career Center at 516-463-6060 to make an appointment with a counselor to begin thinking about your postgraduate plans. Remember that hundreds of jobs are posted on PRIDE-CMS. Please make sure you are checking the system. There are several other websites on The Career Center Website that may be of help. Again, if you are not sure where to begin please call the office and make an appointment so someone can assist you with your planning.
JUNIORS – March is the month when internship applications are due. Again, it’s never too late but many internships have applications due in February and March and offers come shortly after that. If you are not sure what you want to do and what kinds of internships you would like to pursue REMEMBER, your friendly Career Center is here to help. Just call 516-463-6060. Keep in mind that internships are an EXCELLENT way to test a career field and make connections. We highly suggest you have at least two during your time at Hofstra.
SOPHOMORES - This is a great time to secure your skills, values and interests. Some employers look for interns who have at least two years of coursework at Hofstra and some do not. However, several employers are offering sophomore programs to connect second year students with their organizations.
Nonetheless, we highly suggest a great summer job. It can be career related or not. Many employers look for transferrable skills so if you are waiting tables and working at summer camp there are many skills you can transfer from those situations to almost any job. Feel free to contact The Career Center if you need help with starting the process…Just call 516-463-6060.
FIRST YEAR – Congratulations on your first-year of college. It’s time to think about your skills, values, and interests. Some employers look for interns who have at least three years of coursework at Hofstra and some do not. We highly suggest a great summer job. Again, it can be career related or not. Many employers look for transferrable skills. Feel free to contact The Career Center is here to help if you need help with starting the process. Just call 516-463-6060.
A few other tips..
GET involved! - Hofstra University has a TON of Clubs and Activities, be active and participate in clubs.
Network – any chance you have to meet people – get out there and connect.
Set up your LinkedIn page – we are having a program on Monday Night Feb 25 at 5:00 pm
Get to know your advisor and professors – they are great people to get advice from and can also be a reference for you as well.
We are always here to help you regardless of where you are in the process.
Executive Director, The Career Center