Are you graduating this year? Do you know what you plan to do afterwards? Do you have a game plan? If not, the Career Center offers a full set of services to student alumni, graduates, and students in general. They assist all students in career planning, resumes, networking, and more.
This month they are holding Career Kickstarter, a 2-day series of workshops for alumni and students that also will serve coffee and food. The first workshops will be held on Tuesday June 16th from 9-4pm. In the morning session, students will learn how to search for jobs that match with their skillset. The afternoon session is all about teaching students how to increase their networking and develop connections. The second set of workshops will be on Wednesday June 17th from 9-4pm as well. The morning session will consist of a combination of making resumes, cover letters, and job applications so students can stand out when applying for a job. The afternoon session will teach students and alumni how to make a good impression during interviews, which will include practice with mock interviews, what to do with job offers, and more. Those who are interested can register for the workshops online at tacoma.uw.edu/career.
The McGladrey Summer Leadership Program is another event which is designed to specifically help accounting students get a better understanding of the public accounting industry. McGladrey’s Pathways Program will be hosted by both the Seattle/ Tacoma university campuses from July 28th–July 30th. There will also be a career fair on the Seattle campus on June 24th this summer from 2-6pm for those who are looking for the right job or wish to expand their networking. If you can’t make it to any of these, students and alumni can expect another career fair sometime during the next fall quarter. For those who can’t wait that long, you may find Career Development pop up throughout the campus answering any questions students have, so feel free to ask.
These programs are meant to help students and alumni formulate plans to see what kind of work fits with them. Along with fixing up resumes and interview coaching, students can also learn many more important skills needed in the workplace like how to negotiate salaries, etc. Students and alumni can also set up appointments with the Career Center in MAT 106 or they can call at (253)-692-4501. Jake Nelko, the career development specialist, is the man to talk to for those who need extra help with career planning, and he’ll be available throughout the summer, too.