Career Corner: A New Semester is Here Again

“You’re gonna miss this. You’re gonna want this back. You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast.”

Over winter break, I heard these lyrics from Trace Adkins’s popular song playing on the radio. It was at that moment when I realized how much time has gone by. It feels like just the other day when I was beginning my new life as a college student.

Now, I am a second semester junior, and the future is coming faster than ever. Luckily for students like me, there is a great resource available to make this transition easier – the Career Center.

Hello, my name is Josh Karlheim, and I am the new journalism intern at the Career Center. I am a double major in Communications and Accounting, but I have recently become very interested in student affairs. When I heard about this position in the Career Center, I thought it was an excellent opportunity to develop my writing skills while getting an inside look at higher education.

There is a lot to look forward to this spring in the Career Center. The Mount’s hub of career development will continue to help students and alumni find their vocation through career counseling, educational programming and employer services. A countless number of career events will begin this week and continue throughout the semester.

In our increasing tech-savvy world, a LinkedIn account can be very useful in job searches. On February 24, Mount alumnus and PayPal senior recruiter Kevin Dunn will be on campus for a LinkedIn seminar.

Free professional photos and pizza will be available for all those who are interested. If you do not have a LinkedIn account or you want to make your account more effective, this will be one event you do not want to miss.

Ever dream of working for the FBI, Secret Service, US Postal Inspection or NSA? If so, you can look forward to an entire week devoted to these careers. Federal Agency Week will be March 23-27, and it will include several information sessions with these federal agencies.

The second half of the semester will include two important events: the career fair and the etiquette dinner. The career fair, one of the biggest events every year, will be held on March 18. This semester’s programming will wrap up with the etiquette dinner on April 16. It will be led by well-known author and career specialist, Mike True.

Of course, these are only a few of the many events that the Career Center will be hosting this spring. Many other workshops, information sessions and on-campus recruitments will also be offered. Watch your email and the TVs on campus for more information or head online to http://www.msmary.edu/student-life/career-center/calendar_career_center.

No matter your major, interests or career goals, the Career Center is here to help you in any step of the process. If you have any questions regarding programming this spring, be sure to contact the Career Center at 301-447-5202, or come to the office in Upper McGowan.

Life is a journey. The Career Center is here to help you embrace your climb to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view when you arrive.

 

Josh Karlheim

Staff Writer for The Mountain Echo

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