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Career Center Connect

APRIL 2014
  • virtual consulting projects2014 Grads and What They Need to Know for Their Job Search

    Hello and let me introduce myself. My name is Jill Klees and I am the newest addition to the SCU Career Center team. I work part-time and provide career consultation to our recent grads and alumni in-person, through email conversations, via video chat, or the good old fashioned phone. That means our alumni get assistance no matter where they live geographically. I work with approximately 20 alums each month and the career issues covered are as diverse as the alumni population served with graduates ranging from the 1970’s to current day, yet the underlying message remains the same. Read More>>

  • professional development studentsMajor Exploration Resources for Mandatory Spring Advising

    As mandatory spring advising approaches you may encounter students feeling the pressure to declare a major. Given that many students equate major with their career path, here is a selection of Career Center resources that can help broaden their horizons to the limitless opportunities, regardless of their major. Read More>>

  • why do employers hire scu grads?Why Do Employers Hire SCU Grads?

    Wednesday, April 16, 11:45 – 1:00. Williman Rm., Benson. RSVP

    Hear from a panel of recruiters in non-profit, high tech, construction, medical devices, consulting, and retail, share why Santa Clara University is a target school for their recruitment. Learn what they value in our grads, what makes a candidate stand out, and trends they’re noticing among recent grads in the workplace. This event is for those:

    • who are interested in SCU outcomes and the story behind our graduates’ success in the workplace
    • who are involved in students’ professional development and would like to understand what employers look for in our students
    • who are cultivating employer relationships and wanting to understand what criteria recruiters consider when selecting “target” schools

    Lunch provided. Please RSVP

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 12Essential Career Strategies for Arts & Sciences Juniors

    Thursday, April 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Williman Rm., Benson Center

    65% of employers plan to finish their college recruiting in the fall. Encourage your Arts and Science juniors to attend this event to begin preparing for fall quarter recruitment season now! Students will walk away with:

    • The steps to take to prepare for the largest fall recruiting season and beyond
    • The skills valued by employers of all sectors
    • The recruiting strategies used to identify college candidates
    • The ways the Career Center can help, including targeted resources for the job search and graduate school planning

    Hosted in partnership with the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 11LinkedIn Drop-in Lab Hours

    Spring quarter, Fridays, 2-4 p.m. Campus Ministry Conference Rm.

    Did you know that 93% of employers use LinkedIn to source and recruit talent? (2012 Jobvite Social Recruitment Survey) It is no longer uncommon for us to hear stories of recruiters finding our students’ LinkedIn profiles and inviting them to interview for internships and jobs. Encourage your students to attend our open, drop-in labs to work on their profiles, get a professional picture taken, and learn how to use LinkedIn for internship and job searching and networking.

  • questionsiStart Strong: An Assessment to Help Students Explore How their Interests Align with Majors and Work

    Do you know students who are struggling with their major options? Or are not sure what career direction to pursue? Students may prepare for mandatory spring advising by exploring their interests and how they align with majors and careers by taking the online iStart Strong assessment. Students are encouraged to attend a group interpretation lab to make sense of their results. Please share this link for your students to request instructions to take the iStart Strong and learn about the interpretation labs.

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 12High Tech Career Prep Boot Camp

    This quarter we are offering a 4-week package to students who were accepted into the program. Students will develop a customized job/internship search strategy and learn how to pitch their skills and interests on their resume, LinkedIn profile, and while networking. Students will apply what they have learned to a site visit at Electronic Arts where they will hear from an alumni panel about what it’s like to work at EA.

  • interviewing_1Spring Career Fair

    With 90 employers our spring Career Fair was beyond the capacity of the Locatelli Center and we had to accommodate the significant increase in numbers with an outdoor tent. A diverse set of employers attended, representing organizations such as the Central California Alliance for Health, ChildCare Careers, Cinequest, Genomic Health, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, KQED, Montalvo Arts Center, Netflix, Oracle, San Jose Jazz, Silicon Valley Bank, Symantec, SurveyMonkey, Target, and Yelp.

  • ideaInteresting Facts

    SCU students’ career goals (in orange) compared to the national average (in black)
    Universum Survey, 585 SCU undergraduates, 2013

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