Tag: career center
As a class of 1978 humanities major, I’m excited to be starting my first job after graduating from Wash. U., and I would like to thank all those who helped me get to this point in my life First, I would like to thank my first Career Center advisor. He worked tirelessly with me throughout my Wash. U.
While many universities are cutting back on job preparation services, Washington University’s career centers continue to expand. A recent USA Today story reported that budgets of career centers nationwide fell by about 16 percent in the past year.
The director of Washington University’s Career Center has picked up another position and title that adds overseeing the Office for International Students and Scholars to his job description.
Students might want to stop their parents from turning their old bedrooms into home gyms, as they may find themselves crashing there for another few months post-graduation. A recent study conducted by The New York Times ranked Washington University 102nd out of 150 universities around the globe on the basis of employability after undergraduate studies.
Students logging into CAREERlink to apply for jobs last Thursday through Monday were met with an unpleasant surprise—the site was down. CAREERlink, Washington University’s interactive career database, enables employers to post openings and students to apply to those openings.
Washington University’s Career Center has stepped up its efforts to help students obtain the jobs they want. This initiative is a reaction to students’ worries about finding jobs in the current economic climate.
Washington University prides itself on its career center and the career services it provides for its students. The prestigious jobs its students are offered every year, the clout those students hold in the working world, and the substantial alumni network that we have are all indicators that a lot of things are going well.
While the national student loan default rate jumped from 7 percent to 8.8 percent between fiscal years 2009 and 2011, the default rate at Washington University dropped from 2.2 percent to 2.1 percent.
Folk musicians and sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields led a workshop for students on constructing individualized careers around their passions.
The Nields urged students to consider career paths based on what they want to do instead of what they feel that they need to do.
Students seeking jobs with the federal government may be at a disadvantage if they’ve used social media sites to comment on or post links to classified State Department documents released by WikiLeaks, according to emails sent out last month by several schools’ career service offices.