Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Number One Lie Students Tell

After eight years of working at The Career Center, the number one lie students tell me is still the answer to this question: have you logged onto Pride CMS yet? Now I can’t quote any statistics with accuracy but my guess would be at least half of students that say yes have never logged on. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not personally offended and to be honest I’m not sure why they lie. But, I am sure that once I log on with them and start to show them the diversity of awesome opportunities on the system, they definitely log on again. Usually they ask me “wait, can you show me how to get here again?” and “how do I apply to these jobs?”

Last week I was meeting with a student who found the exact position in the exact location he was looking for. I kid you not! He was looking for a part time position at a law firm and we found one the town next to his.  After I showed him that job, I looked like the best counselor ever – score!

Honestly, there is something for everyone on our job and internship database.  After a quick search this morning I saw an “Office Culture Intern,” a job for a “Happiness Officer,” and a “Royalty Analyst” position.  They are all real positions! If you are curious to what they are or what is on PrideCMS for you, do yourself (not me) a favor and log on. 

You can even set up an alert that sends you daily, weekly, or monthly emails with new positions on the system that meet your criteria. Seriously, it could not be any easier; you can do this from the cozy comfort of your own room while wearing your fuzzy bunny slippers. Yup, you know you have a pair.  But, should you need us, we are here to help if you have any questions. 

Happy searching!

Deanna Rodin, Associate Director

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