The annual Internship & Job Career Fair returned to its pre-COVID operations last Thursday, with the addition of new employment options due to the implementation of Handshake and the Career Center’s expansion efforts.
Washington University has implemented two new career-centered softwares, Handshake and VMock, for students to use this fall.
With the Career Fair approaching on Sept. 22, it is a good time to start thinking about preparing for this season’s recruitment.
With much of the country on lockdown and the economy heading towards a recession, many graduating seniors feel they are entering the workforce at an inopportune time.
In order to accommodate students transitioning to online instruction, many academic resources have now been moved online, with flexibility for students living in different time zones.
Many aspects of the Washington University undergraduate academic experience are pre-professional, such as pre-med students studying to become doctors or business students learning about investment banking. However, the humanities majors within the College of Arts & Sciences often have a less defined path in relation to their job outcome.
The Career Fair has in the past–and continues present day–to be dominated by employers that represent STEM majors, leaving humanities majors with few specified options to choose from.
While the available stipends to assist students are valuable, the University should consider adjusting the system by which it allocates these funds in order to better support students.
With barely a week of classes left of the semester and the arrival of warm weather (finally), it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the excitement of finishing classes and leaving campus for the summer. While the thought of breaking out of the routine of the semester sounds refreshing, it’s also a big source of stress for those of us who haven’t lined up plans for the summer yet.
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