As summer winds down, take time to consider your transition from student to professional. Think about how you can continue to move toward your personal and professional goals. Even though you are no longer gearing up for a semester of classes and activities at MU, this time of year can still offer you that moment of mental transition to plan for a new season of success.
Tips for 20-somethings
Doing some things the old-fashioned way may be beneficial in the modern workplace. There is a plethora of information out there about the different generations currently working together. Keep in mind that your colleagues may have different values and workplace expectations. A recent article in Forbes magazine outlines 20 tips to give recent college grads an edge in the workplace. From taking the time to read a book cover to cover to being willing to push yourself to your professional limits, this article offers “tough love” advice to empower young professionals:
Stay Connected Through Big Blue Jobs
At CollegeCentral.com, you can register as an alum and view job listings, access career preparation content, upload resumes and create online portfolios for free. Registered alums can also participate in the online mentoring network, connect with other MU alums or sign up to serve as a mentor for alums and current students. Learn more about mentoring.
The mentoring network is a partnership between the Alumni and Development Office and the Career Center. We hope to see this resource continue to grow and be utilized for the continued professional growth of the Big Blue!
Big Blue Jobs can also benefit you as an employer. It’s easy to register and post jobs that will be shared exclusively by Millikin students and alumni. Learn how to register as an employer.
Mark Your Calendars for the Early Recruitment Career Fair
Are you in job search mode? Consider attending the Early Recruitment Career Fair on campus Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of Richards Treat University Center. It’s a great opportunity to network with recruiters from a variety of organizations. Look for more information on the Career Center’s website. You may also want to spend some time at www.iscpa.org and save the date for the ISCPA consortium’s CareerFest Career Fair set for Jan. 31, 2014, at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Connect with the Career Center and let us know of any ideas you have that would help us serve you better. Enjoy the remaining days of summer and take time to ponder, plan and pursue your career success!
By Kristin Nisbet-White, assistant director of the Millikin Career Center