9 May 2022
A simple search of the word “externship” produces many results, often comparing and contrasting externships and internships. While the two are similar, there are some key differences outlined in many…
7 April 2022
“Congratulations!Today is your day.You’re off to Great Places!You’re off and away!”(Excerpt from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss) The first supervisor I had as a higher education professional…
24 March 2022
When you hear the phrase “just-in-time,” what do you imagine? Maybe you think about maximizing efficiency, reducing wasted time, and doing things right before the deadline. We can apply this…
8 March 2022
Many students will be interviewing for opportunities in the coming weeks. Both on-campus and summer positions will use interviews to inform the selection process. Interviews can range from: Recorded, where…
18 February 2022
In addition to supporting your student’s career success from a developmental perspective, the Career Center also curates experiential learning opportunities for students. We selectively partner with organizations to offer meaningful…
7 February 2022
At the Career Center, we are in the business of helping them tell these stories in ways that are compelling to prospective employers and graduate schools, as well as authentic reflections of who they are as early-career professionals. This is the heart of what it means to be “ready to recruit.”
24 January 2022
Despite ongoing uncertainty with COVID, employment continues to trend upward approaching levels that were seen prior to the pandemic. According to the Job Outlook 2022 report, employers plan to hire 26.6 percent more new graduates from the class of 2022 than last year’s class. The outlook is good and employers are committed to hiring, especially related to technology and remote work opportunities.
5 January 2022
Early in graduates’ careers, it is important to find professional opportunities that not only support them from a financial perspective, but that also support them from professional development and personal growth perspectives, too.
13 December 2021
Over 260 Carleton students embarked on an externship this winter break. This is the largest number of students to participate in the Externship Program in the fourteen years since the program began. Externs have opportunities to engage in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid format this year. If your student did an externship, you’re probably curious about what they have been up to in their externship. Ask what they learned about themselves, the world of work, and the new connections they made during their experience!
8 November 2021
Internships are a fantastic way for Carls to get real-world experience in a field of interest, fine-tune career goals, develop new skills, and build professional networks. They typically run 6-12 weeks long and provide a high level of structure and mentorship that both deepens a college student’s understanding of the world of work and enhances their hireability within a short period of time. Often touted by employers as the top feature that they use to evaluate prospective employees, internships also expand the options students have to choose from upon graduation.