Month Ahead: October 2015

HC FallBefore you have the luxury to brainstorm the most creative, unique and timely Halloween costume ever, you probably have a handful of projects and midterms to get through first. In between studying for mid-terms and finding the perfect Donald Trump-coiffed wig, take a look at the worthwhile Career Development events and programs taking place in October:

Upcoming Workshops: This fall we’re offering workshops to help you write a resume, conduct an internship search and better utilize LinkedIn. For a full schedule of October workshops, visit Crusader Connections online or on your mobile device by downloading the Careers by Symplicity app.

Alumni Job Shadow Program (Deadline to apply: October 19): The Alumni Job Shadow Program is a great way to get your foot in the door at an organization… literally! Once admitted to the program, you will be paired with an alumnus in your career field or industry of interest so that you can shadow them at work for a day over winter break. For more information and to apply, search for a program as if you would search for a job/internship in Crusader Connections.

Athlete Alumni Networking Night (Monday, October 26 @7pm in Hogan Suite B/C): The Athlete Alumni Networking Night invites alumni who were student-athletes back on campus to share advice on how their athletic experience influences the work that they do. The night will start with a panel discussion featuring alumni from different sports and career fields. The panel will be followed by an open networking forum where you can speak with a variety of alumni from a range of past sports and current industries. RSVP in Crusader Connections under Events.

Non-Profit Careers Conference (Deadline to apply: November 1): Apply to participate in the Non-Profit Careers Conference, taking place in mid-January, right before classes start for the spring semester. This week-long conference is a great way to gain exposure to the wide variety of opportunities available in the non-profit sector and get your hands dirty working on real-world business problems faced by local non-profit organizations. For more information and to apply, visit the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning.

Don’t forget to get your resume approved! All students need to have their resume approved before they can apply for jobs or internships in Crusader Connections. Simply stop by the Center for Career Development (Hogan 203) with a hard copy of your resume during drop-ins on Monday-Friday 1-4pm & Wednesday 10am-12pm, and we will help you polish your resume and get it approved.

Never created a resume before? No problem! Stop by the Center for Career Development to pick up a resume handout. This handout provides samples of past Crusaders’ resumes, so you can get a glimpse at how to describe the activities you participate in at Holy Cross.

(Written by Maura Sweeney)