This past weekend, I finally joined the 21st century: I finally got a smartphone. I know, I know, I'm about 5 years behind everyone but it really was about time. And now that I have it, I'm discovering all the cool things I can do with it. I now have a calendar to help me keep track of things when I'm on the move and can finally keep up with my friends and family on facebook and twitter. Most importantly, I can keep up on my sports scores so I don't miss a single game (much more important than work or family, that's for sure).
The same can happen with your job search.
Everything today is going mobile. The term "there's an app for that" has turned from an advertising slogan to reality. Pretty soon you will be able to cook your Thanksgiving dinner's with your phones (ok, maybe not).
But with all those great apps out there, you know that there must be a bunch that can help you in your job search. While many of them are simply mobile versions of their web-site counterparts, they allow you to conduct your job search on the go. Meet a prospective employer on the street but don't have any business cards?
Admit it, you've had those dreams of "working" in the Latin Quarter in Paris, the bustling streets of Shanghai or on the shores of some remote Mediterranean island. That's about the time you usually wake up, or realize that those opportunities are a long way off.
But who says that working abroad is just a pipe dream? At Drexel, you can do your Co-op abroad in any country you would like!
Welcome Drexel students, new and old! The 2012-2013 school year is officially off and running. For many, this new year will be completely different than the last couple of months. Many students are coming back to Drexel after studying abroad. Others are returning to class after working on their co-op. And, of course, there are the many new students who are starting their first year of college today. For the Freshmen, today represents a new beginning, providing them with many new opportunities to grow and explore.
Need some assistance looking for a co-op or job but not finding many resources to help?
So, it's B-Round and you're still looking for a Co-op. You didn't get anything in A-round. You've had some interviews, but you're nervous about how well they went (since apparently your A-round interviews didn't go as planned). You really don't want to wait for C-round or have to go work for your Aunt Agnes. So what do you do?
First off, relax. Not every student is going to be placed in A-round. In fact, the odds were against you to do so anyway. Many times, it's simply a case of students and employers just not being a good match.
Around this time, many companies, including Drexel, begin to make yearly and multi-yearly goals. They sit down and think about how they can improve their services all while trying to fulfill their mission. But they shouldn't be the only ones making these types of plans.
You can, and should, sit down this summer to come up with your own "Career" plan before you come back to school. Sit down and take a look at where you have come so far in the past year. Next, you want to look at your overall career goals. If you have yet to create a career goal, then make one.