Welcome back! While we enjoyed a little break this summer, we are excited that campus is back to normal. We took advantage of the quiet to do a little restructuring, plan some programming, connect with new employers, and just a few other things. So, meet our staff and some of the great resources in the Center for Career Development!
Nathan’s Favorite CCD Resource: Davidson Career Advisor Network (DCAN) Some of the most common career advice you will hear is to talk to professionals in potential or identified career areas of interest. Through DCAN there are over 800 Davidson alumni and parents who have signed up to share career advice, look over your resume, or prepare you for an upcoming interview. Jobs and internships can be tough to land, but by using these connections you will know more about career fields that match your interests and abilities, and be better prepared for securing a position.
Jamie’s Favorite CCD Resource: Myers Briggs Type Indicator All of us have uniquely different personalities. The MBTI assessment will help give you a better understanding of your own personality, such as what energizes you or how you make career decisions. The assessment will also assist you in better understanding the people around you, whether they be at school, work or home. To take the MBTI, please contact our office at 704-894-2132 to set up an appointment to meet with a Career advisor.
Jeff’s Favorite CCD Resource: Information sessions are the place to make a personal connection with employers in advance of an application or interview. They are the easiest place to make an impression with key staff members, to learn about how companies market themselves, and to learn other information that can be helpful in a cover letter or interview. For internship and job seekers they are essential to the process.
Tiffany’s Favorite CCD Resource: Workshops and Programs The CCD offers workshops and events on a variety of topics for students throughout the academic year. From getting started with LinkedIn and learning how network with Davidson alumni and other professionals, to penning the perfect resume – check out WildcatLink to learn more about what workshops are available to you this year and RSVP today!
Sarah’s Favorite CCD Resource: WildcatLink is the best resource for accessing Davidson-specific career opportunities and resources. It is an online portal where you can apply to jobs and internships, sign up for job shadowing opportunities, and register for career-related events and programs. If you haven’t already, you will soon become very familiar with WildcatLink!
Jamie’s Favorite CCD Resource: InterviewStream is a great tool to help you prepare for upcoming interviews. Record a video of yourself answering industry specific questions. Then, critique yourself or share with a mentor to get their feedback. You know what they say about practice! You might also see this pop up in some of you Davidson-sponsored program applications, like Job Shadowing and the #DavidsonIE Internship Program.
Kate’s Favorite CCD Resource: Vault Think of this as a huge online library of career and industry guides to help you learn about jobs and career fields, and make sure you are ready for interviews. It also includes rankings of employers in 20 different industries, such as advertising, PR, media, banking and consulting.
Julie’s Favorite CCD Resource: It’s easy to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our advisors. Stop by the office or call 704-894-2132. Appointments are available from 9-12:00 and 1:30-5:00. For quick questions, we also offer daily walk-in times M-TH 10:00-12:00 and M-F 1:30-3:30.
Logan’s Favorite CCD Resource: Davidson’s LinkedIn Landing Page and LinkedIn Networking Group Want to learn what 11,000 alumni are doing based on their major, where they live, what they do and where they work? Davidson’s LinkedIn Landing page is an easily searchable system to learn about alumni based on these and other criteria. Want to interact with alumni in LinkedIn? Check out the Davidson College Network Group, where you can send messages to over 6,000 alumni.