The CSC Chronicles
Hard work is important. It allows you to get the most out of your work and experiences, develop knowledge and skill sets, and achieve your goals. However, it is far from the only factor in determining your success, especially when pursuing a job, internship, fellowship, or graduate school. At the core of all these pursuits is networking and utilizing connections. Connections can come in the form of family, friends, professional colleagues, classmates, teachers, alumni, or people you meet at a variety of events.
So you didn’t get the job, what now? Instead of focusing on the rejection, focus on the next opportunity that comes your way but turning this into a positive.
Talk to your interviewer or reader and ask if they have any feedback. Thank them for their time, while letting them know that you’re still interested and would appreciate future consideration. Getting feedback is hard, but having the courage to ask has it’s rewards.
It’s October, and it’s strange to think that we are a month into the academic year. Our office has been busy with our on-campus recruiting efforts, particularly in the accounting/finance and consulting industries. If you aren’t in the process of interviewing for jobs or internships, we have some really great career exploration workshops this year.
You have been back to school for less than a month, and your friends are already chatting about summer internships. On your morning walk to class, it seems that everyone is dressed to impress, darting off to an interview. You look down at your incomplete resume and think to yourself, “Am I doing something wrong?”
Career Consultants: Student leaders employed by our office to review résumés, cover letters, and provide general career advice. They accept walk-ins from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday thru Fridays.
The career consultants were lucky to return to campus early to participate in career consultant training(or orientation?). This year, we were happy to welcome our new career consultants, Nikhil Kanade ‘18, Kaitlyn Kelleher ‘17, Griffin Merians ‘17, Devin Cavero ‘18, and Tanvi Gandham ‘18 to the team!
Julie Sweet is group chief executive—North America, responsible for leading Accenture’s business in the United States, the company's largest market, and Canada. Julie joined Accenture in 2010 and prior to assuming her current position in June 2015, Julie served as general counsel, secretary & chief compliance officer. Before that Julie was, for 10 years, a partner in the Corporate Department of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
We have asked employers to give us some information about who they are and some opportunities available to students. Here is some information about one of our employers: Optimity!
The beginning of the school year is a very exciting time on campus. The beginning of the school year also brings many opportunities for students. Many students come back to campus with a goal of getting involved in something new this year. Perhaps this “something new” is an on-campus job. Is that your goal? If so, you are in the right place! September is the busiest time of year for on-campus hiring. There are so many departments around campus that hire each year. Way back when, I worked on campus and spent some time taking calls at the IT Helpdesk.
The Career Services team is excited to begin this new digital journey. We want to welcome you, our readers, on the journey with us! As the first post of the new blog, our office wants to set the stage for getting involved with The CSC Chronicles. Ultimately, we came up with this Career Services blog name for a number of reasons. We want to serve students, alumni, employers, parents and families, and the Claremont McKenna community as a whole. Our guest bloggers will be able to chronicle their stories of success and their trials.
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