The countdown to Fall 2011…are YOU ready?

The staff in Career Services are preparing for the start of the semester -four weeks and counting! Whether you are a freshman, transfer student or seasoned student who will be graduating in the next semester or two, a little pre-semester preparation can go a long ways.

UNDECIDED? NEED HELP DECIDING YOUR MAJOR or CAREER DIRECTION? We have resources to help you explore information about majors and careers. If you’re not sure where to start, call our office (920.465.2163) to set up a time to visit with one of our staff members who can direct you to the appropriate resources or recommend a career assessment if appropriate.

NEED A JOB/INTERNSHIP? USE PHOENIX RECRUITMENT ON-LINE (PRO)! Whether you are looking for an on- or off-campus job, an internship, or will be graduating and seeking a full-time position, all positions received by Career Services are listed in PRO. If you have specific questions about campus employment or work study awards, be sure to connect with Student Employment at 920.465.2556 or studentemployment@uwgb.edu. As a registered student at UW-Green Bay, you have an account in PRO. Check out the following link (http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/connections/pro-student-info.asp) to learn how to access the system and view the user’s guide. You can upload a resume into the system and set up a job search agent, which is a great way to receive notifications about openings in your specific areas of interest.

PREPARE OR UPDATE YOUR RESUME: On-Campus Interview schedules will open on September 6. For most of these schedules, employers will require a resume. If you are seeking an internship or full-time position, you’ll want to bring copies of your resume to the Fall Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 28. We have links to resume writing information on our site and will have our first resume workshop on September 13. You can make an appointment to bring in a printed copy of your resume and our staff will review it for you and make recommendations.

GRADUATING? It’s not too early to develop your job search strategy. What kinds of jobs will you be seeking? Geographically where do you hope to find a job? Is your resume set to go? Have you talked with potential references? Given the challenges of today’s job market, having a solid job search plan is always a good move!

Whether you’re seeking more information about majors or careers, writing your first resume, considering graduate school or searching for a job or internship, check out our website or call our office at 920.465.2163 to set up an appointment to discuss your specific questions.