Congratulations! You’ve made it to finals and there’s a well-deserved break waiting at the end of the semester.
As we head into the holidays and January intersession, I wanted to encourage you to use this time to schedule a virtual appointment with an advisor at the Center for Career Design & Development to discuss your goals for internships and your career – or to have your resume reviewed so you can start applying for the many great opportunities that are available to you.
While you are away from campus, I invite you to explore and take advantage of all of the great resources available on the Hofstra Career Hub.
Check out the activities that are recommend based on your academic year on the Career Hub, but also try to complete the checklist below:
□ Build out your Handshake profile! Did you know that approved employer partners can reach out to you directly with opportunities once your profile is public? To fully participate in our spring recruiting events, you will need to have a public profile – so now is a great time to get started.
□ Search Handshake and UCAN for internships and start applying for spring and summer 2021 opportunities now.
□ Read a career guide related to your industry of interest on Vault, then check out Vault’s rankings to learn more about companies where you may be interested in working.
□ Practice virtual interviewing with Big Interview. Check out the new “answer builder” to help you craft answers to challenging questions.
□ Focus on skill building to make yourself more marketable by taking a course, participating in a micro-internship, or volunteering. Speak with a Career Advisor to discuss which of these options makes the most sense for you.
□ Search LinkedIn or ASK for Hofstra University alumni who are successful in your field and aim to schedule informational interviews with them to learn more about the current landscape and to get advice.
Good luck on finals! We look forward to helping you make the most of your winter break.
Michelle L. Kyriakides