Leverage Your Experience Abroad

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Co-authored by Wellesley Career Education and the Wellesley Office of International Study.

    This resource provides tips to help you leverage your study abroad experience upon your return.

    Negotiation: An Overview

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    Negotiation is often one of the most intimidating parts of the job search for so many people. People are unsure about when and if they can negotiate. In order to demystify the process and give you confidence, we have outlined what you can do to prepare for a negotiation conversation, and being prepared will make any negotiation go more smoothly.

    Using Social Media for Networking

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    In today’s world, you are probably using several social media platforms each day, quite possibly as frequent as every hour! We live in a social world that grants greater opportunity for making connections and increased transparency. As you continue to approach or advance in your professional career, you must understand how to use social media platforms to your advantage in building your network and brand. 

    GoinGlobal

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    GoinGlobal is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Our unlimited access subscription database features 38 Country Career Guides, 53 City Career Guides for the United States and Canada, corporate profiles and more than 16 million internship and job listings within the USA and around the world.

    Resources for First Generation College Students

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    Navigating the college experience is complex affair, especially if it is a new context for you and your family. Below you will find resources that illuminate pathways to success during the college experiences, as well as some financial, networking, and career opportunities geared toward first generation college students.

    Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

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    This document provides an overview for LGBTQ+ students of factors to consider during the job search and in the workplace, organizations and resources should you experience discrimination, professional organizations, and funding sources.

    Resources for Women

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    This resource presents a collection of career-related resources for women, including relevant information on employers, professional organizations, and funding sources.

    LinkedIn

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    Think of your LinkedIn profile as a virtual “resume” that includes information about your education, experiences, skills, and much more. Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile, similar to your resume, is an opportunity to brand yourself. So before you begin building your profile, you should think about how you want to communicate your brand. Ask yourself: What sets you apart from your peers? What unique contribution do you bring to the table?

    Vault

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    Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company, or profession — and how to position yourself to land that job. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs.

    CV (curriculum vitae) Guidelines

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    Your CV or curriculum vitae is similar to your resume. It clearly represents your current and past experiences and accomplishments so that your reader can understand the unique value that you bring to a job/internship/academic program. A few important differences to keep in mind about your CV are outlined in this document, along with helpful tips for format and content.

    Grading Policy Letter Statement

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    Wellesley College’s rigorous and dynamic academic program is one of the many reasons our employer and graduate school partners seek out Wellesley students. Our grading policy also sets us apart from other institutions. To ensure that our partners evaluate our students’ academic records equitably, the Office of the Provost has drafted a letter regarding that policy. The letter can be included in any application.

    Resources for Students with Differing Abilities

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    This resource provides career resources for students with differing abilities, including job and internship opportunities, job search tools, and scholarships.

    Graduate Degrees and Program Examples

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    This resource covers key questions to explore when considering a degree and program type, and provide information about:

    • Certificate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs
    • Master’s Programs (MA, MS, MBA, MFA, MEd, etc.)
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • Dual Degree Programs

    Preparing to Apply for Graduate School

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    Preparation for grad school can begin any time during or after your time at Wellesley. What is it about graduate school that attracts you? What do you hope to gain by going to graduate school? This resource covers people to meet, how to identify programs, and researching schools.

    Introduction to Interviewing

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    Career Education's Interviewing Resources are centered around The Four Pillars, or Four P’s (Preparation, Presentation, Proficiency, Partnership) of Interviewing, which serve as the foundation for a successful interviewing experience.

    Navigating the Job Search: The 4 Step Model

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    The four steps in this resource will help keep you focused and productive in your search. You should plan on revisiting each step as your knowledge and understanding of positions and industries grow. Each step below is outlined without a specific industry or position in mind. It is best to schedule an appointment with a Career Community Advisor or your College Career Mentor to customize your process. The questions we have provided at each step are designed to help you reflect on your preparedness and identify what you may need to move forward in the process.

    Applying to Graduate School

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    "Do I want to apply now?" There is no simple way to answer this question because the reasoning is different for each person. This resource will help you to consider if this is the best time for you to apply for graduate school.

    Artful Communication for Networking

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    Whenever we interact with others, we are practicing the art of communication. It is something that is best learned by trying and failing, practicing, and observing others who are skilled. When you are exploring careers and trying to find a job, you will be meeting people and building relationships. Improving your communication skills as you try to meet people who share your professional interests should be an ongoing lifelong goal.

    Interviewing: Partnership (Fit)

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    Finding the fit between you and an environment is integral to building a satisfying and successful career. In 1909, Frank Parsons, who is known as the architect of career guidance and counseling services in the United States, developed the framework of Person-Environment Fit (Lapan, 2004). This model supports the idea that people should develop a clear understanding of themselves, gain knowledge of occupational (or educational) opportunities, and engage in a decision-making process that would incorporate this knowledge of self and occupations. An interview is one way that you can gain a clearer understanding of both.