Fellow Sophomores: Welcome to the first post of the Career Services Adviser Spotlights Blog!
Sophomore year is a year filled with milestones and choices. We have to declare our major and LSM, decide if we are going to study abroad and where, attend what is probably our first Career Fair, start taking major classes; the list goes on and on. Through it all, we always have graduation and future employment at the back of our minds. We feel the pressure of getting that stellar internship for the summer that will set us on “the right track.” Overwhelming, right? I certainly think so.
With this weekly blog, I am going to try and make things a little easier for all of us sophomores who are going through more transitions than we can count. A major change we are facing this year is the switch to our major-specific adviser in the Undergraduate Career Services Office. If you have never visited the office, there are seven fabulous Career Advisers who are entirely dedicated to connecting students with employers, helping them write resumes and cover letters, and overall preparing them to make an impression when trying to secure the jobs they desire.
Most sophomores that have visited Career Services make an appointment with their CDI, or Career Development Seminar, professor. They were probably their first connection with the world of career searching and gave them great basic advice for their first resume and cover letters. But, with so many of us declaring our major over these last few weeks, the time has come for us to begin to visit our major-specific advisers. They have the most knowledge for each specific field, and are always willing to help students with anything they need!
For the next couple of weeks, I will highlight one Career Adviser every week to give students an opportunity to get to know who they will be working with to plan their future career over the next few years. Stay tuned to learn more about these fabulous Advisers and all that they are doing for each of the many majors at Bentley!