Careers Services update
Careers in ... Series
Whether your student is currently exploring majors and careers or is certain of his/her future plans, the Careers in … Series has something for you. Professionals representing a variety of careers within each Careers in … topic area share information about career options and tips for securing internships and full-time jobs. Careers in … offers a relaxed atmosphere to explore new career options, seek advice and build your professional network. Each session begins with a panel discussion—which is opened up for student questions and answers—and concludes with networking and refreshments to allow students and panelists to connect one on one. The first program in the series, Careers In … Liberal Arts, had a great reception, with 26 students attending. The second presentation in the series, Careers in … Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, was Oct. 13, and a third presentation is scheduled:
Careers in ... Helping Professions
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5:00 p.m., Clock Tower Lounge
To learn more, visit: http://www.xavier.edu/career/
Career Courses Available for Spring 2010
The Career Services Center offers two academic career courses each semester to assist students’ career development. If your student is having difficulty selecting a major, or has selected a major but is unsure of a career direction, then UNST 150 Career and Life Planning (2 credits) may be the answer. If you have a junior or senior who is ready to begin a job or graduate school search, then UNST 250 Job Search and Professional Prep (1 credit) may give them the resources and guidance to help achieve their goals. Visit the Career Services Center website for more information.
The Career Services Center and the Women of Excellence subcommittee on mentoring are trying to identify and encourage qualified men and women to become mentors to students in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education. Currently there’s a pool of students awaiting mentors in the following areas/specialties/professions:
A mentor should have at least seven years experience in their profession. They need not be a Xavier graduate, just someone willing to communicate with a student. The time commitment, responsibilities, and goals and objectives of the mentoring program can be accessed through the Career Services mentoring web site. On the web site the potential mentor can complete an on-line registration at his or her convenience.
Last year's mentoring program in these two colleges enjoyed modest success. This year, the program is really taking off, hence the need for more mentors. Please consider serving as a mentor or feel free to recommend someone to this program. For more information, contact Bethany Kilgore in Career Services at email@example.com or 513-745-3764.