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What to do if you are a Wellesley student freaking out about finding a job.

Freaking out about life after college? Not sure where to begin your job hunt? Looking for tips for your next interview? Natalie Catalan ’18 offers advice!

Informational Interviews

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Informational interviews are a common way to gather information about various careers by speaking with professionals in the field. Through informational interviews, your can explore career paths and job opportunities, as well as gain advice and insight into career industries and companies.

How to Conduct Career Research

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Regardless of where you are in your career — whether you are unsure where to begin or you are preparing for a final round interview — conducting research can help you learn more about and prepare for potential career opportunities. There are many ways to gather information when you’re in the beginning stages of exploring your options, including career research and networking. In this resource, you’ll find ideas and general resources to get started.

“It was when I participated in an Alternative Break over the winter that I realized I needed to bring my passion for service back to campus.”

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?

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.

Feeling unsure about your career path? Come see your career mentors to find out more about the SkillScan Assessment and what it can provide for your career search. Read an overview of the SkillScan by Catherine Woodhouse ’18.

“For students interested in advocacy or a cause, such as immigration or civil rights – roll up your sleeves and volunteer! Through volunteering, you will gain insight and professional contacts in your chosen field.”

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.

    Maximize Your Experience Abroad

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    This resource was co-authored by Wellesley Career Education and the Wellesley Office of International Study.

    Learn how to maximize your study abroad experience by connecting to the Wellesley network, exploring beyond the classroom, and reflecting on your experience.

    “Although I am still deep in the throes of being a ‘first year’ teacher, I would not trade my experience for anything.... Teach For America has taught me to be strong, to be critical and to be thankful.”

    The Wellesley Hive Mentee Resource: What is Mentorship?

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    The Wellesley Hive is a flexible, interactive virtual space for professional networking and mentorship. Whether you are a student or an alumnae (at any career stage), the the Hive is a platform to connect with the mentors in the Wellesley network. This resource is an overview of how to use the Hive to find short-term or long-term mentorship, informational interviews, job shadowing, and more.

    The Wellesley Hive

    “You will figure out your own path. Have the patience to define it for yourself.”

    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.

    “From the beginning, my career mentor was there to brainstorm, encourage, and motivate me to pursue an internship that aligned with my interests.”

    Introduction to Networking

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    For some, the idea of networking is exciting. For others, the mere mention of the word can be anxiety provoking. In either case, it is important to know:

    • Why networking is important to your lifelong career success
    • What networking actually is, and what it is not
    • Where you can effectively network
    • Skills and strategies for networking