Career Development Tips for the Fall

    The University of Scranton’s Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development offers students multiple resources to help plan for a successful career.
    August 26, 2020

    It’s never too early to prepare for your career.

    The University of Scranton’s Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development website has a list of items students can begin to work on now to be best prepared for professional job opportunities when they graduate.

    Students can use a number of sources offered through the Center for Career Development to prepare or update their resumes, such as Resume Writing Guide or The Center also has a Cover Letter Writing Guide that is posted on their website. Students can schedule a video call for a mock interview, use the Big Interview resource posted on the website, or both. The Center also has tools students can use to build their LinkedIn profile, such as LinkedIn University for Students or the LinkedIn Profile Checklist, and many other resources to help students prepare for their chosen career path.

    In addition, the Center can provide resources to students who are undecided or thinking of changing their major, or who are applying to graduate or professional schools.

    The Center has several resources to assist students looking for internships, including paid experiential learning opportunities that can be completed remotely through a partnership between the Center for Career Development and Parker Dewey, the largest freelance platform for college students and recent graduates.

    According to the First Destination Survey report by the Center for Career Development, 99 percent of Scranton’s class of 2019 graduates, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, reported being successful in their choice of career path of either employment or pursuing additional education within six months of graduation.

    To learn more, visit the Center for Career Development website or use the drop-in zoom hours posted to speak with a career counselor.

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