5 March 2021
You may have heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.” As it turns out, in today’s competitive job market, that old cliché isn’t quite right.
Each year, it is becoming harder and harder to make a strong impression and stand out in the application process when there are hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants for an internship or job. Meanwhile, national surveys estimate that between 65 and 85 percent of jobs are found through networking, which reveals that personal relationships are essential to standing out in the application process
1 March 2021
The Career Center is dedicated to assisting all students with their career exploration. We encourage this exploration through coaching appointments, programming, and virtual resources. The Career Center has also invested in using the Strong Interest Inventory to introduce students to career possibilities.
11 February 2021
Did you know the Carleton Career Center is on Instagram? Using the handle @carletoncareercenter, we utilize Instagram to connect with students, provide unique tips and insights on career-related topics, and promote events. We encourage parents and students to follow us and engage with our content.
2 February 2021
Carleton students and alumni have access to career coaching through the Career Center from the moment their Carleton experience begins. Career coaches are eager to assist students with career exploration, job searching, application materials, interview preparation, and networking strategies. Coaches can also interpret career and personality assessments, offer graduate school advising, and explain available technology and subscriptions.
20 January 2021
Carleton provides support for students to take on internship experiences throughout their college years. In the Career Center, we have cultivated strong relationships with employers, including through our parent and alumni connections. These connections recognize the exceptional skills and talents of Carls and often provide internal referrals to hiring officials.
16 December 2020
In the rapidly evolving world of work, virtual and remote positions are becoming the standard, especially among a highly-skilled workforce. With this transformation, the Career Center is responding with innovative program delivery.
Concussion Alliance connects patients with resources to manage their recovery and, most recently, established an internship program where several Carleton students have found incredible success.
25 November 2020
Carleton parents play an integral role in helping Carls create meaningful opportunities that will launch them into a successful life after college. Here are 5 ways to support your student’s career and professional development during winter break.
11 November 2020
The world may feel upside down some days, but Carls are finding ways to navigate an uncertain terrain. Since the global pandemic started shutting down in-person interactions in the spring, the Career Center has been tracking a variety of trends to understand how to position all students to effectively explore and pursue their career interests.
29 October 2020
“A marathon, not a sprint,” may be a cliché, but in the context of one’s career, it could not be more true.