How many times have you heard the phrase, “It’s a tough time to be a college graduate” in the past few years? Or how about: The economy is in the toilet. The job market is competitive. Salaries are dismal. Benefits… what benefits? These messages get beaten down our throats day after day! With loan payments, rent, car insurance, and all the other expenses that come with growing up, finding a job quickly after graduation is an absolute must.
So, UCWbLing readers, I have a couple of questions for you. What steps are you taking to prepare yourself for a competitive job market? How can you make yourself stand out amongst hundreds of other applicants?
If these questions put a knot in your stomach, don’t sweat it. The Faculty Development and Resource Team would like to help put you at ease. We are hosting a workshop entitled, “Beyond DePaul: Networking after Graduation,” in which we will discuss topics such as resume writing, cover letters, and online networking using LinkedIn. Additionally, we will discuss how you can best represent your own unique character in these mediums.
We welcome you to join us for “Beyond DePaul: Networking after Graduation” on March 2, 2012 in the Arts & Letters Hall, room 109 from 12:30-2:30pm. Hope to see you all there!