How to Get in the Game 2.0!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the third week of school… and this beautiful weather isn’t making it any easier! While the semester seems like it’s already in full swing, I think it’s safe to say everyone’s struggling a bit with getting back into a routine. Here’s some advice from the fabulous Colleen Murphy, the Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Services, on how to get back into the swing of things and start the semester off on the right foot!

Hey there Falcons, welcome back to campus!

It’s hard to believe that the summer went by so fast, right? Well, here you are back on campus ready to take on a new school year! Many times students come to me and ask, “What should I be doing?” For now, you should GET IN THE GAME! Well, what does that mean? It means that sophomores, juniors, and seniors have lots of opportunities coming up this fall and many of those are for both full-time and summer positions! The best plan to prepare for these is for you to carve out time in your busy schedule to revise your resume! This means updating it to include your summer experience, new skills you’ve acquired, etc. so you’ll be ready to apply for some interesting opportunities via Bentley Link, and of course the fall Career Fair!

“Get in the Game” also means meeting professionals that are on campus, which is super easy this fall as we have a ton of employers who are hosting lots of fun events on (and off) campus in order to meet YOU! At these events you can enjoy ice cream, popcorn or even BBQ and have fun visiting with your peers, but don’t forget it’s a perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to the company representatives and find out what their hiring needs are for this year. Lastly, getting in the game will include becoming a member of a few, or a lot, of Career Communities via the CareerEdge website. Once you’re a part of a Career Community you will be sent weekly updates tailored to your career specific interests and needs.

All students have opportunities starting soon, so I don’t want anyone feeling left out—there are opportunities for ALL MAJORS beginning NOW! Be sure to consistently check the CareerEdge calendar to stay up to date on events and then start attending some of them. Remember, you have to get in the game in order to play!

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By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services Colleen Murphy