Graduation is fast approaching for college seniors, which means one thing –it’s time to find a full-time job. Transitioning into the real world and a new career can be a daunting task for soon-to-be graduates. Thankfully, the Career Center on campus assists these students worried about their future careers and helps them develop a strategy to find employment. The Career Center helps empower students and give them all the resources necessary to become successful after graduation and develop their career. This instrumental resource can be utilized by all students for a variety of purposes such as selecting a major, assistance in writing a resume, and even finding an internship. This resource helps interested students on their journey of finding employment after graduation.
The Career Center’s mission statement shares their goal of encouraging students to engage, explore, experience and embark. By making an appointment with one of UNCW’s career experts, students are able to find out the different opportunities that allow them to succeed in each of these four actions. Help is offered in the areas of resume building, interview preparation, LinkedIn preparation and any other professional inquiries. The Career Center also holds multiple events each month that provide students with the opportunity to actively take steps toward their future. Along with being a part of COM Studies Day, the Career Center is also holding an event called Going Global: Finding International Jobs and Internships, this month. Events such as these allow students to gain tips about the job search process as well as network with current professionals. With all of these resources available, students are guided and encouraged through the process of finding a job after college. Even if you are unsure of which direction to take with your future, the Career Center can help you every step of the way by teaching you valuable skills necessary to starting your own career.
In addition to utilizing the Career Center, students are encouraged to attend COM Studies Day tomorrow to hear helpful advice from previous students and get the chance to network with professionals in their field of interest. If you are still worried about finding employment, the Career Center and COM Studies Day are two very beneficial resources to utilize in finding future employment.
-Hannah Turner & Emily Foulke
I attended COM Studies Day yesterday (I won’t lie, primarily for extra credit) and left more excited about my major and impending graduation than ever. The panelists featured in the afternoon session were extremely helpful in pin-pointing the habits to adopt and ditch in order to make the most of our time at UNCW. Since I would like to become involved in the entertainment industry, I found Laurra Chinni’s advice to be exceptionally helpful. All of the panelists, however, seemed to concur that organization and time-management were top priorities in communication-based careers. I would strongly encourage students of all levels interested in Communication Studies to attend this event. Not only to learn more about your major, but to see the endless opportunities it encompasses.
Julia, thanks for your comment. Communication Studies offers so many different opportunities, it is important to learn about the major. I also found the panel to be very informative.
I really appreciate how helpful the Career Center is. We are really lucky to have them there to assist with interview preparations and resumes. I met with them once to learn bout SeaWork and there I found all the different job and internship opportunities. I’m glad they helped with Com Studies day because it was really comforting as a PCom student to hear from Alumni who have jobs that they really enjoy. I wasn’t aware about the Going Global event they are hosting, though. I definitely plan on attending that, too, because working internationally is something I want to pursue in the future, which is part of the reason why I am studying abroad next semester.
I completely agree with you about the career center. Every time Ive met with them they are professional and very eager to help. It’s because of the career center that I ended up changing my major to communication studies. They helped me find the best major and minor for who I was and what I’m good at. I was also impressed at how well the career center is able to find careers of interest of all types of people. I know that I will have to meet with them soon to continue figuring out what my options are with a future major in com studies. If it weren’t for the career center I would have missed out on a great department full of helpful instructors that you know are there to help you succeed.
I attended COM Studies day and I thought it was very educational because it showed me that there are many options for the COM major. This was my first year attending and I appreciated all the panelist and the COM department for putting on the events. The Career center is also another great resource for UNCW. I have been in there a few times to get help with my resume and they were very helpful and they told me how to improve my resume. I am glad that there are so many resources to help students figure out what there next move could be and to help them prepare for a full time job.
I am glad to know all of the features that the Career Center offers because I think it is invaluable help that can prepare you for a job. I also attended COM studies day and thought that is was such a helpful experience! The panelists offered great advice and had a wide variety of experiences. I am glad that the campus offers such helpful components because going into the job world is a very scary time.