Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Introducing . . .

Greetings! This is Ashley and Brittany, your new career blogging friends! We just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves, and to also introduce the variety of things we've got planned for the Career Services Blog this summer!

Ashley Paolozzi
Program: Interactive Arts and Sciences, minor in Art History
Career Goal: Level Artist and/or Italian Renaissance Researcher
Career Aspiration: Disney Imagineer
How the Career Resource Centre Helped: By making her aware of the opportunities that are available in her field and by helping her organize her varying career aspirations and ideas into realities.

Brittany Stewart
Program: English Language and Literature and Dramatic Arts
Career Goal: English and Dramatic Arts Educator and/or Theatre Director
Career Aspiration: Broadway Performer
How the Career Resource Centre Helped: The variety of resources available in the centre quieted her anxieties about teaching prospects, and opened her eyes to the possibility of alternatives to in-school teaching, and to the prospect of teaching abroad! She also learned a lot about the various programs Brock has to offer, and has spiked a newfound interest in Linguistics!

So that's who we are!  Now for a preview of what we have in store for the blog over the next four months. It's definitely something to include on your reading list this summer! ;)

May: Career Planning
We'll be touching on the four steps of the Career Planning Process, from self-assessment to researching career prospects, to the decision-making process and finally on to what it means to take action! Here in the Career Resource Centre we can guide you no matter what stage of the process you are in, and we encourage you to check out the Career Planning section of our website for some valuable tips as well!

June: New Grads
First, a BIG congratulations to everyone who completed their final exams/essays/assignments/presentations/etc! You did it! You're finally done! But what comes now? In June you'll be getting that diploma and you should also be checking out our blogs for some next steps for what to do after school ends, and before the next stage of your life begins! We'll be providing tips for using social media and networking in the job search process, alternatives to joining the workforce right away, as well as 10 things all new grads should know. June is a hot month for you to be following us, no matter what year you're in!

July: Book Reviews
In the centre, we have a WIDE variety of print resources for any student inquiry. We will be reviewing four of our most popular books in order to give you the scoop, and hey, maybe we'll convince you to come by and check them out yourself! They are:
  • Get Wired, You're Hired by Mark Swartz
  • Job Search Magic by Susan Britton Whitcomb
  • How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Other Social Networks by Brad and Debra Schepp
  • 101 Career Alternatives for Teachers by Margaret M. Gisler

August: What's New?
In August, there's a lot of new things going on. New resources, the newsletter comes out, new training program to plan for the new Career Assistants, and onto another new school year! We'll be blogging to remind you about all of these things, and any other news that pops up!

That's it for now! Hope your summer has been good to you so far, that you're all happily employed, or enjoying some awesome adventure somewhere! Don't forget to stop by the Career Resource Centre for any job search inquiries, or for a resume or cover letter review to land that summer or fall position. We're always happy to help you out :) Our summer hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

See you soon!

Ashley & Brittany

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