The Office of Career and Professional Development maintains an active roster of events and programs to help Connecticut College seniors with their career search. The best resource is your career adviser, who is available to help you create and execute your plan, set goals and strategize to make the most of the next three, six, nine and twelve months.
Among the easiest resources to use are the Career Newsletter, emailed to you weekly, and social media — we're on Twitter, @ConnCollegeCareer, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConnCollCareer.
In addition, we offer the following resources:
Fall Recruiting Consortium
The 18th Annual Fall Recruiting Consortium is a day of interviews to be held at the American Management Association (AMA) in New York City, New York, on Friday, October 28, 2016. A variety of employment fields will be represented including finance, consulting, advertising, non-profit, research, education and more.
Students can apply to participate in this program September 6, 2016, through September 30, 2016. Please watch your email and CamelLink Announcements for addition information.
Participating colleges include: Wesleyan University, William and Mary College, Swarthmore College, Bard College and Connecticut College.
Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC)
Boston Job Fair & Interview Program. Held annually in October at the Courtyard by Marriott Tremont Hotel, 275 Tremont Street in Boston. This year’s event will take place on November 4, 2016. Over 50 organizations participate in the Career Fair Forum and throughout the day, 30+ organizations conduct prescheduled interviews for full-time jobs. Connecticut College seniors may participate in both the job fair and interview program.
Application deadline is October 3, 2016. Please watch your email and CamelLink Announcements for addition information.
Participating colleges include: Bates College, Clark University, Colby College, Mt. Holyoke College, Providence College, Salve Regina University, Smith College, Trinity College, Union College and Connecticut College.
Held annually in January, the New York Recruiting Consortium is a day-long interview program at American Management Association (AMA) in New York City, New York, on January 13, 2017. A variety of employment fields will be represented including law, finance, consulting, advertising, non-profit, education, medicine, research and more. Students can apply to participate in this program October 24, 2016, through November 14, 2016. Please watch your email and CamelLink Announcements for additional information. Participating colleges include: Cornell University, Brown University, Union College, Trinity College and Connecticut College.
Resumé referral program
Organizations ask the Office of Career and Professional Development to announce specific job openings to seniors. The office will forward resumés from students interested in the positions. Employers screen candidates and invite selected individuals to their organizations for interviews.
Employers Seeking Resumés Program
The Office of Career and Professional Development receives job postings from many employers and includes them in the CELS weekly newsletter that is emailed to students. Seniors apply directly to the employers.
Students may search for jobs and internships through CamelLink (accessbile through CamelWeb). CamelLink enables Connecticut College students — specifically targeted by employers — to search for job opportunities.
Job search resources on the Office of Career and Professional Development website
The Office of Career and Professional Development has an extensive array of links containing job postings and other job search resources. Visit online career resources for students. Students access passwords through the resource library in CamelLink.
For information on any of the above programs, including the New York Recruiting Consortium, contact Cheryl Banker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 860-439-2775.
30-minute power sessions
Develop your brand and enhance how you present yourself through your resumé, cover letters, interviewing and LinkedIn profile. See resources for dates and times.
A free resource, courtesy of an alumna, with thousands of online courses including InDesign, Excel, Photoshop and more. Look for the link on the CamelWeb home page.
Career boot camp
The Office of Career and Professional Development is working with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on an intensive one-week program. Stay tuned for more information about the program and application process.
And one more thing
And one important resource is your own time. A job search or graduate school application process is equivalent to the time commitment of taking another class. Expect to commit a couple of hours per day, totaling several hours per week, to the process in order to achieve your goals.