One of the most important objectives of college is to assist and guide students in their search for the correct and successful career path, which hopefully will lead to a successful and prosperous future and career. It follows, then, that career services is the most important office on any campus.
Students who take advantage of career services on campus will be able gain access to an enormous amount of information, in turn, assist them in their search for a brighter future and set them on the correct career path. Career services offices provide students with priceless information and helps students to learn how to become the best possible marketable job candidates.
Internship and job listings
One of the most sought out services at any career services office is the access to information regarding internships and job opportunities. The job databases on campus is vital for every student in their search for work. From the get go, students should register with their local career services office and set up an appointment with a career counselor. Meeting with your career counselor periodically is vital for all students.
For those students who have no idea or drive for any specific career, career centers and counselors step in and assist. Career counselors have numerous tools and expertise at their disposal to help test and guide students. They also can assist when it comes to courses choices and curriculum planning.
Seminars on resumes and interview skills
Apart from the diploma students will receive when they graduate, all students must be able to write a good resume. There is a good chance that your career services office will run seminars and workshops on resume writing and interviewing skills on campus. These seminars will teach students about dress code, how to answer interview questions, and how to tailor their resume to specific job interviews. Knowledge of these basis skills is vital and is as important as any course they take.
Entry-level salary calculations
One of the biggest hurdles of college is the cost and how to pay for it. Students need to understand and have a realistic idea about their future income opportunities when electing to take out a students loan and the size of the loan. Students should research and discuss with their counselors realistic expectations for post-graduation salaries.
Mentorship opportunities from alumni
After all the courses and classes, students need to learn how to network. Networking helps to find a job after graduation or perhaps lead to an internship or shadow day opportunity. Joining your alumni can also help with references or potential job openings. Spending some time with a professional in your field and asking questions could lead to an internship and mentoring. Finding these type of opportunities are easier to find when the professional is fellow alumni. Mentors can answer all those question that are not in the textbooks.