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On Campus Career Centers


7 ways an on-campus career center can help you

Many campuses have a career center or job placement center. These offices run job boards, on-campus employment, internship programs, job fairs and professional readiness training. Their job is not only to help you gain experience and be successful while you’re in college, but also to help you succeed after you graduate.

Here are a few ways they can help you:

  1. Find a part-time job. Career centers run job boards specifically for students seeking on-campus jobs, but they also allow businesses and organizations in the community to post open positions.
     
  2. Find an internship. Employers frequently use on-campus career centers to fill their internship positions.
     
  3. Get help selecting a major/career. Career centers are staffed with academic advisors who can help you identify areas of study and jobs that interest you. Some career centers even offer for-credit courses dedicated to career and major exploration.
     
  4. Attend a job fair. Check with your career center to find out what job fairs and networking events they offer. Job fairs are a great opportunity to meet potential employers.
     
  5. Mock interviews. Practice makes perfect when it comes to interviewing for internships and full-time jobs. Careers centers have experts who will help you improve your interview skills.
     
  6. Resume/cover letter help. Are you wondering why you’re not getting results with your application materials? Have a pro look them over and make improvements from there.
     
  7. Find a full-time job after you graduate. Many employers work directly with universities to fill open positions and recruit new talent. Career centers can also reach out to organizations on your behalf to inquire about job placement.

 


How to create a college budget

Start now to set yourself up for success after college. Use this time to keep expenses to a minimum and secure your financial future.

  1. Determine your income. What do you have to work with? How much will you earn each month? Do you have family helping with your finances?
  2. List expenses. Include the anticipated costs of tuition, textbooks/school supplies, room and board, transportation, clothing, and discretionary spending. Write everything down.
  3. Track your spending. Determine your needs and wants, and decide which nonessentials you can trim. Mobile apps can help with this.

Take budgeting to the next level. If you�re in good financial shape, start thinking about the future. Create an emergency fund or create a plan for paying off student loans.

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