Something all college students have in common is this singular thought: “WHAT AM I DOING AFTER COLLEGE EEEK!”
Don’t deny it, you know you’ve thought it. And that’s (from what I’ve been told) a completely rational thought to have when in college, and in life in general. We’re all scared about the future; whether it be about our career, our love life, or the status of our friendships, we’re all unsure about what will be coming. Something that’s been a comfort to me these past few weeks is realizing what I can and cannot change. What I cannot change is the amount of jobs out there, especially in my field (anyone need a music teacher?). What I can change is being proactive and staying on the hunt for any job that becomes available.
And guess what? You can do it too!
One of the best resources that The College of Saint Rose provides is The Career Center. Not only does the physical office and people who work in the Career Center offer great services such as mock interviews and resume checks, but the online services allows you to create an online profile and apply to various jobs. Through the Career Center’s main office, I’ve been lucky enough to have my resume checked and edited and to be able to do a mock interview. Through the eCareerCenter, I’ve been able to create an account, upload my resume and cover letter templates, search for jobs in my field, and successfully apply to a few. With their services, I feel more at ease about what the future holds for me. I can prepare and be proactive about it (and not have as many panic attacks).
There are other websites that list job openings; for my purposes, I use OLAS – Online Application System for Educators. Make sure to be proactive and find out where job openings in your field are posted so you can prepare! And don’t forget to stop by the Career Center to get prepared for interviews!