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:
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. Over 40 organizations participate in a 12-college job fair held from 1–4 p.m. Also throughout the day, 30 organizations conduct prescheduled interviews for full-time jobs with seniors from eight colleges. Connecticut College seniors may participate in both the job fair and interview program. For more information visit https://www.mtholyoke.edu/consortia/larc/index.html.
New York Recruiting Consortium Interview Program (NYRC)
Held annually in January at The Westin New York Grand Central in New York City (Manhattan). New York-area employers interview seniors from Connecticut College and four other colleges for full-time jobs.
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 email@example.com 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 CELS 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.