“When I first visited the SU Career Services office, I had just received my bachelor's degree in International Studies but was struggling to cope with the dawning realization that I hadn't come up with a concrete post-graduation career plan. My appointments here with Alissa Strong have been extremely beneficial, as she has not only provided me with solid resume and interview preparation advice that has been essential to me securing key internship and job positions over the past 10 months, but has also consistently offered positive reinforcement which boosted my self-motivation and drive to not put off or give up on my career goals.”
Andrew Arpin, Class of 2012
Attention All Seniors!
Career Services is pleased to host the second annual Senior BBQ on Wednesday, May 22. Graduating seniors are invited to join in a casual (and free!) BBQ lunch to celebrate your accomplishments and discover resources to help you make the transition from student to life after SU. There will be a fun photo booth and prizes, including a drawing for a $300 Visa card!
This event is for graduating seniors only. Space is limited and (free) tickets are required to enter. To obtain your free ticket, stop in to Career Services in PAVL 110. Sponsorship provided by CampusPoint and Northwestern Mutual.
Questions? Contact Maggie Heier at firstname.lastname@example.org in Career Services.
“How do I know if a job posting is a scam, and how can I protect myself?”
Have you ever come across a job listing on job boards that seemed a bit odd, or even too good to be true? Unfortunately, job scams do exist, but there are clues and ways to prevent yourself from getting scammed. Always remember to use sound judgment and discretion when dealing with questionable employment opportunities and if something doesn’t seem right, make sure to do more research before going on further with the job.
As a general rule, you should be wary when:
-You are offered advance payment for service.
-It is difficult or impossible to confirm the legitimacy of the employer.
-You are asked for personal information, such as your social security number or your bank account information
-You receive an offer without an interview or typical application process.
-There is a potential increased risk working with private individuals and start-up companies.
-The interview is in a private home or secluded location and not in a public place of business.
-You are asked for payment or fee (with exceptions for background checks, driver history and occasionally uniform or equipment).
The Career Services office is also here to provide you with support and advice, so don't ever hesitate to stop by if you would like an advisor to look over a job with you!