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The Career Center

Jacob talks with Isaac Reynaldo '19 about the opportunities available at the Career Center.

Jacob talks with Isaac Reynaldo '19 about the opportunities available at the Career Center.

This week, I sat down with Isaac Reynaldo ’19, a Recruiting and Marketing Assistant at the Career Center. I talked to him about the various opportunities that Carls have both while they are students and after they graduate. Read on to see what he had to say!

Working with the Career Center

Isaac’s first piece of advice for students is to make use of the Career Center! Everyone who works at the Career Center is wonderful, and the staff really wants to help students succeed at and beyond Carleton. Working in recruiting and marketing has made Isaac realize that students have a lot to gain from coming to the Career Center, but it’s all contingent on students going in.

According to Isaac, 95% of the Class of 2018 went to the career center for help at some point. I have been a few times for help with interviews and my resume, but I will be going in even more this year!


Externships are Carleton-exclusive internships that take place for one to three weeks over our long winter break. The primary goal of the externship program is to allow students to explore a field of interest and experience a job in that field. Carleton provides externships in a large variety of fields, including education, health care, engineering, and social service.

Isaac completed an externship at Feinmann, a small design build architecture firm in Boston. There, Isaac got to work with a lot of different people in a variety of capacities within the company, and learned a lot about work at an architecture firm. While he liked the work, he realized he didn’t want to go to grad school for architecture, which is important to learn!

Opportunities post-Carleton

I asked Isaac what opportunities students take after they graduate, and his answer was “everything.” There’s so many different options available to Carleton graduates! Isaac split these into four types: for-profit private sector, non-profit private sector, government, and graduate school. Within each type of opportunity, there are many available fields. For-profit private sector jobs include jobs in STEM, business and the arts, while non-profit jobs include working for NGOs and teaching with Teach for America or a similar organization.

One of the most popular options that Carleton grads choose is attending graduate school, which 75% of Carleton students will do within 5 years of graduation. Isaac also pointed out that students do not necessarily attend grad school within their primary field of study. The Career Center has pre-med and pre-law advisors that can help students transition to those fields, as well.

The Career Center is a great resource that all Carleton students should take advantage of. Thanks, Isaac!

Jacob is a senior physics major interested in climate science and oceanography. Jacob enjoys eating, sleeping, and hanging out with friends — the simple things in life. At Carleton, Jacob works in the physics department and captains the Gods of Plastic, Carleton’s nationally competitive Division III men’s ultimate team. Meet the other bloggers!