Create an Action Strategy
Commit to doing well academically. Being a strong student, having a well-developed understanding of one's skills and abilities, and demonstrating the ability to apply that knowledge will allow students to articulate their strengths to prospective employers. Exploring career paths, doing self-assessments and conducting employer and labor market research is important for future success. There are many resources to assist students in advancing your career objectives while completing their academic coursework.
Did you know that 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking? Students already have a basic network consisting of professors, family, friends and UNH alumni and are encouraged to reach out to these people and ask for their advice. There are many ways to get involved in research or participate in an internship opportunity here on campus. Other recommendations for expanding one’s network include:
- Create a LinkedIn profile and explore the people and employers in an area of interest.
- Conduct informational interviews with people in the fields of interest or get involved with a COLSA related club.
Connect with Employers
Did you know that UNH hosts over 350 employers on campus every year? Take advantage of the many available opportunities to meet regional and national employers here on campus. This, too, will help build your network as you work toward your career development goals. COLSA alumni are successful in launching careers with a myriad of employers from small start-up businesses to large multi-national corporations.
- Attend fall and spring semester career fairs and other career-related events over the academic year including Resume Review Day, Mock Interview Day, and specialized workshops co-presented with industry-specific employers.
- Utilize Wildcat Careers, a comprehensive web-based platform that links students to employers and opportunities.
Attending career fairs and other employer events provides students opportunities to practice professional etiquette and communication skills as they begin the transition from student to career-professional. One never knows when an opportunity will present itself, and you want to be ready!
Utilize Walk-In Hours for Assistance
Stop in during Walk-in hours and talk with a career professional about best strategies for locating internships and jobs.
St. Martin Careers Walk-in Hours: Tuesday and Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 in Rudman, G11
Hood House Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday from 12:00-3:00 in Hood House, Ground Floor, Room 8