December 4, 2014

Job Search Tips: Don't Take a Break From Your Career Search This Holiday Season!

Julie Gutheil is the director of career development at Weatherhead's Career Management Office.

While it may be tempting to take a break from your internship/job search during this winter break, you should remain focused on your goal and continue to engage in your search. This is an opportune time to focus on your search now that the fall semester is behind you. Below are some steps you can take to stay engaged and continue the momentum you've built during the fall.

Network  
Make a point of continuing to build your network. Reach out to your current contacts to wish them happy holidays...it's a simple sentiment that can have a big impact. You should also put effort into finding new individuals to connect with through LinkedIn. Make a goal of sending 10 requests to new individuals to meet for coffee prior to spring classes beginning. If you happen to be traveling during the break, take the opportunity to find alumni/contacts in the area you are traveling to and set up a meeting.

Research 
Create a list of 25+ new companies you are interested in working for and learn more about them. Use LinkedIn to find alumni or other potential connections you could reach out to at those companies. Visit the CMO Library to check out a book or learn more about your industry using Vault.

Practice  
CMO maintains regular office hours during your break, so take advantage of this time to meet with us to talk about your career strategy or schedule mock interviews with the CMO staff.  If you are out of town, take advantage of the mock interview module in Career Link (found under the resources tab), or schedule a phone or Skype session with a CMO team member. This is also a great time to update your resume with any projects or part-time work/internships from the fall semester.

Apply  
Keep searching job boards, including Career Link, and apply to opportunities. Companies will continue to post positions, and you don't want to miss out.

From everyone in the CMO office, happy winter break (just not from your career search)!

December 2, 2014

Headsup: this week at Weatherhead

#GivingTuesday  
Money raised today for Weatherhead's Graduate Business Student Association will go toward Coffee Hours, furnishing the new graduate student lounge and funding community service outreach activities in the spring.
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Holiday CircleFest
D: Sunday, Dec. 7
T: Noon to 7 p.m.
L: Various locations within University Circle
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Study Break: Pizza
D: Monday, Dec. 8
T: 5 to 6 p.m.
L: Outside PBL 150

Study Break: Snacks
D: Tuesday, Dec. 9
T: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
L: Graduate Student Lounge, PBL 124

Study Break: Snacks
D: Wednesday, Dec. 10
T: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
L: Graduate Student Lounge, PBL 124

Case "Studies" and Cocktails
Join the Weatherhead Admissions team, current students and faculty for an informal evening of networking.
D: Wednesday, Dec. 10
T: 6 to 8 p.m.
L: PBL
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