Maximizing Your Career Center Relationship

There are so many things you can learn about.
But you’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.

—Dr. Seuss

Graduation week always produces an interesting parade of students through the Career Center. Students who have avoided this office during the entirety of their college career suddenly show up, half hoping that a job offer will be handed to them to accompany their new diploma. When the job offer is not magically produced, they sift through some of the open job postings, then grunt in dismay at not seeing the ideal job at the ideal company waiting for them to sign on the dotted line. And then they walk out, resigning themselves to the notion that grad school may not be a bad idea after all.

Your school’s Career Center is there to serve you and your needs. It is the only place on earth where your personal job search is the number one priority of others. And usually it is free or costs very little and is included as part of your student fees or tuition costs. Yet, far too many students wait to utilize the services until very late in their final year. The resources contained in this office are invaluable to those who wisely invest the needed time well in advance.