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Career Planning for Sophomores. Gaining Practical Experience: Work During College Internships Finding and Creating Opportunities Using Web Resources The Spring 2009 Career Fair: Feb. 25. Practical Experience. Why important? Feedback from alumni and recruiters.

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Career Planning for Sophomores

Gaining Practical Experience:

Work During College

Internships

Finding and Creating Opportunities

Using Web Resources

The Spring 2009 Career Fair: Feb. 25


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Practical Experience

  • Why important? Feedback from alumni and recruiters.

  • How to gain experience at The Citadel?

  • Countering your competition:

    Relative Strengths?

    Relative Weaknesses?


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Internships

  • Defined?

  • Purposes? Good Internships? Bad Internships?

  • Use FOCUS as your starting point. Why?

  • For-Credit Internships? Requirements? How to arrange? Limitations?

  • Not-for-Credit Internships? How to arrange? Limitations?

  • Sources of Information?

  • How to Create Opportunities?


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Creating Opportunities

  • What is your product?

  • To whom will you promote it?

  • How will you promote it?

  • Which proven skills do you offer an employer?

  • What is your professional focus? What do

    your FOCUS results indicate?


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Summer Jobs / On-Campus Jobs

  • Which jobs will benefit you the most?

  • Sources of information on jobs?

  • Resumes needed?

  • Interview preparation needed?

  • Take it easy or stretch?


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Other Practical Experience

  • Informational Interviews: Purposes? How to arrange and conduct?

    www.citadel.edu/career_services/Interview%20Info/InfoInterviewGuide.pdf

  • Shadowing

  • Meeting with Mentors:

    Sources of Mentors?

    How to work with Mentors?


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Researching Organizations and Opportunities

  • Vault Internship Guide: Each Battalion has a Copy

    (also on Daniel Library website

  • Chamber of Commerce Member Directory (example): www.charlestonchamber.net

  • Organization Website (example): www.fbi.org

  • Firm Information (example): www.hoovers.com

  • The Gate and Alumni Mentors: www.citadel.edu/career_services

  • CAA Online Community (available to alumni):

    https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/CDL/oldintro/oldintro.cgi

  • Indeed.com: www.indeed.com

  • CollegeGrad.com: www.collegegrad.com

  • Internship Sites (example): http://www.vault.com/careertopics/322/cthome_322.jsp?ch_id=322&gclid=CI7yj8yIoJgCFQVuswodTzM0mQ


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Contacting an Organization

  • Purpose (Define Success)

  • How to Contact? Phone, email, in person?

  • Research the Firm & Structure Your Approach

  • Supporting Materials: Resume, Work Samples

  • Your Networking Commercial (30 seconds): Opening (Greeting), Hook (Tell about yourself), Closing (Ask for a meeting).

  • PRACTICE using your commercial


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Follow-up

  • Why is follow-up important?

  • How to Follow-up: email, phone, in person?

  • Handling ‘No’?

  • It is a numbers game; also adapt your approach as needed.


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Building Your Professional Network

  • Your family, friends, and existing contacts

  • The Citadel Online Mentoring Network

  • The Citadel Group on LinkedIn

  • Research and make new contacts in the organizations of greatest interest (military, civilian, graduate schools)


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Using Citadel Web Resources

  • Use the following to access a wide variety of career planning resources:

    www.citadel.edu/career_services/Students/FAQs.pdf

    Some additional examples:


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Sample Resources:

  • My Career Plan: www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm

  • Researching Options: www.bls.gov/oco

  • Job Search Process: www.citadel.edu/career_services/JobSearch.htm

  • Military: http://www.citadel.edu/career_services/Military/MilitaryContract.pdf

  • Graduate School: www.princetonreview.com

  • Resumes, Letters: www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSamples.htm

  • Beyond Graduation: Read Life After School. Explained (you can borrow a copy from the Career Center)


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Meeting with Employers, including forSummer Jobs and Internships

  • To meet with employers, be sure to engage at:

    The Spring 2009 Career Fair

    Feb. 25 (Wednesday) 12:00 – 3:30

    The Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street

  • For more information:

    www.citadel.edu/career_services/fair_spring09.htm


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Next Steps

  • Use all the information at:

    www.citadel.edu/career_services

    as you decide your career path and the steps you need to take to prepare.


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Thank You for Your Attentionand

Best Wishes as you prepare for your life after

The Citadel!


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