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Career Services: Employers

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Pathways To-Do List

* This is a general timeline for most industries. If you are interested in Finance, Government jobs Pre-Law, Health Professions, Science Research or Fellowships you will need to meet with a career counselor in your first year to discuss your timeline.

** It’s never too late for your first time appointment, but we recommend our students follow this timeline for optimal success.

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • (If you did not schedule in the fall) Have a career conversation with a Career Counselor to discuss future goals and learn about Career Services website and resources. Make “First Time Appointment” through Handshake.
  • Continue to explore careers with your career counselor to further develop resume, discuss career interests and networking – Make “Career Exploration” appointment through Handshake.
  • Apply for a summer job to develop professional skills.
  • (Continue throughout the summer) Explore majors, careers and industries on the EXPLORE section.

 

Sophomore

Fall Semester

  • Attend Networking 101. Sign up on Handshake, under events.
  • Create a LinkedIn Account and explore the Hobart and William Smith Colleges page. Start exploring alumni/ae section.
  • Join the HWS Community & Career Network
  • Schedule “Networking Appointment” through Handshake.
    *Find 5 alums on LinkedIn or Career Network that you would like to connect with and bring those names to your Networking appointment.
  • Continue to explore careers with your career counselor to further develop resume, discuss career interests and networking- Make “Career Exploration” appointment through Handshake.
  • Start reaching out to alums to get information and advice about their career, industry and/or graduate school experience.
  • Participate in 2 workshops and/or Career Journey events. Sign up on Handshake under events.
  • Sign up for a job shadow (deadline 11/15) Sign up on Handshake under jobs.

Spring Semester

  • Attend Interview Essentials. Sign up on Handshake under events.
  • Participate in 2 workshops and/or Career Journey events. Sign up on Handshake under events.
  • Meet with an Employer Developer to discuss summer opportunities if you are seeking an internship. Make “Internship Opportunities” appointment through Handshake.
  • Apply for Guaranteed Unpaid Internship Funding (even if you don’t have an internship lined up by the deadline 3/30). Sign up on Handshake under jobs.
  • Apply for FLX Summer Internship Program. Sign up on Handshake under jobs.
  • Apply for HWS Summer Research.
  • Continue networking – reach out to more alums or reconnect with the ones you have already reached out to.

 

Junior

Fall Semester

  • Meet with career counselor to update resume and figure out timeline for applying for summer research and internships. Make “Internship Opportunities” appointment through Handshake.
  • Continue networking and start looking at websites of companies/organizations for internship opportunities and deadlines.
  • Apply for Winter Break (or Spring Break) Career Trek. Sign up on Handshake, under jobs.
  • Continue attending Career Services Events.

Spring Semester

  • Attend Interview Essentials as a refresher or for the first time if you have not done so yet. Sign up on Handshake, under events.
  • Apply, apply, and apply for internships.
  • Use the Career Network and LinkedIn to network with alums/parents.
  • Make an appointment for a Mock Interview with a Career Counselor.
  • Meet with an Employer Developer to discuss summer opportunities if you are seeking an internship. Make “Internship Opportunities” appointment through Handshake.
  • Continue attending Career Services Events https://hws.joinhandshake.com/events

 

Senior

Fall Semester

  • Meet with career counselor to update resume and figure out timeline for applying for post grad opportunities. Make “Job Search/Opportunities” appointment through Handshake.
  • Use the Career Network and LinkedIn to network with alums/parents
  • Attend Career Journey events.
  • Look for opportunities/jobs on LinkedIn, Handshake, HWS Career Network and Indeed.

Spring Semester

  • Meet with an Employer Developer to discuss jobs and post grad opportunities. Make “Job Search/Opportunities” appointment through Handshake.
  • Look for opportunities/jobs on LinkedIn, Handshake, HWS Career Network and Indeed and other industry specific resources.
  • Apply, apply, and apply for jobs.
  • Meet with a Career Counselor to edit your resume and cover letter to fit job description. Make a “Resume Quick Edit” or “Cover Letter Review” appointment through Handshake.
  • Use the Career Network and LinkedIn to network with alums/parents.
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for mock interview and find young alums at the companies/organizations you get an interview with to reach out to for interview advice.
  • Continue attending Career Services Events.

HWS Career Network

LinkedIn

Indeed

Job Search Resources by Industry

Contact

Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3514
Fax: (315) 781-3515
E-Mail: cso@hws.edu

Location: The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education is located on the 1st floor of Trinity Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For upcoming events go to Handshake.

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