Are you a hands-on learner? Do you prefer lecture-style classes? Or perhaps group work is more your style. Regardless of the way you prefer to access and process information, the Career Center has a variety of resources to suit your preferences. Keep reading for more information on our resources for verbal, visual, interpersonal (social), and intrapersonal (solitary) learners.
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With the spring semester getting into full swing, your search for internships and jobs is, hopefully, moving to the next, very desirable, phase: from sending out resumes and cover letters to receiving invitations to interviews. Start maximizing your chances of being hired by doing a little self-check of your knowledge and practice of job search etiquette. Today, we’ll talk about 3 common mistakes that you don’t want to make when you are waiting to hear from prospective employers. (More …)
An effective job search generally requires a heavy dose of interaction with other people, particularly in networking and interviewing situations. For extroverts, this process is often stimulating; the energy these individuals get from communicating with others often helps to carry them through their job search. For introverts, however, fighting against a natural preference for quiet self-reflection can seem like an uphill battle. As an introvert myself, I empathize with students who feel anxiety about the amount of interpersonal interaction required in the job search.
If you are an introvert who finds yourself in this situation, the following resources might be helpful to prepare and guide you through the job search and beyond.
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It’s 4:00 PM, and an employer just called and asked you to come in for an interview tomorrow! This can be great news, and nerve-wracking, too. How can you prepare with so little time? Your career advisor’s appointments are booked and you’d really like to practice.
This scenario is not uncommon, and the great news is the Career Center offers a fun and easy tool to practice answering real interview questions on your own computer- at any time of day or night. InterviewStream is available to all AU students and alumni simply by logging in to your AU CareerWeb account and creating an InterviewStream account. All you need is internet access and a webcam. (More …)
[Contributed by Career Center Writer Roxana Hadadi]
It’s tough to think about work during winter break, but according to Career Center peer advisors, winter break is the ideal time to focus on how you want to present yourself to future employers, whether you’re looking for internships, part-time jobs, or full-time opportunities after graduation.
Career Center peer advisors, who are available for drop-in advising every day during the semester, aren’t taking their winter break lying down. Read on for their tips on how to stay motivated during the holiday season, from how to research jobs to the importance of keeping in touch with your favorite professors.
Lead Peer Advisor Eric Fleddermann, KSB/SIS/BA’13, has held two internships and four part-time jobs during his time at AU. Peer Advisor Robbie Gramer, SIS/BA’13, has held six internships and four part-time jobs during his time at AU, and Peer Advisor Quinn Smeaton has held five internships and two part-time jobs during her time at AU.
Need help identifying work options, both at home and abroad?
Think Going Global: Your comprehensive ‘one stop’ career resource
The American University Career Center is proud to announce access to Going Global, the leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. Boasting more than one million individual users, Going Global is used around the world by university career centers, educational and institutional organizations, libraries, corporate HR departments, and government agencies. (More …)
If those holiday shopping bills are coming back to bite you this semester, maybe it’s time to start looking for a little supplemental income. Whether you’re looking to work for a federal work study award, a part-time job, or you’re in need of full-time employment, AU has lots of resources to assist you with your job hunt. With so many resources, many students don’t know where to start; so, I’m going to attempt to breakdown AU sponsored job resources in this career confusion.
Recently, a young friend of mine, Mary, walked into a second interview for a job she coveted. She immediately noticed a photo of the interviewer’s wife—who happened to be her old boss from her summer internship. This would seem a great opportunity for ice-breaking conversation, but to make matters complicated, Mary had a full-time job offer pending from the wife.
She was in a quandary; should she acknowledge that she knew the spouse, and how, or let this ice-breaking opportunity go?
Here in the Career Center, we love to advise you on how to express yourself in an interview— (More …)