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Employers and graduate schools expect to see lots of experience on a student's resume. Options for involvement are plentiful and if a student is uncertain about what to pursue, they may speak to their Career Counselor.
The work students do to assist financing their education provides valuable skills for their future. Students can visit Career Gear to apply for on and off-campus jobs.
Students can explore career interests through volunteering and through an internship. Being actively involved in multiple ways develops marketable skills for both jobs and graduate school and diversifies a student's experiences.
Students are encouraged to visit the Career Exploration Office to determine a wise choice for their college major. Once a major is selected, students should seek assistance from their Career Counselor to explore internships, job opportunities, graduate schools, if interested, and to prepare a resume and cover letters.
Students should log into their Career Gear account to maximize their on-line career management system for on and off-campus jobs, internships, and full time employment.
Students can stay on track each semester and maximize their time in college if they meet regularly with their Academic Advisor, Career Counselor, and Financial Aid Counselor.
Career Development Center staff advise students tap into the hidden internship and job market. Students can check out AppStates LinkedIn page to expand their list of career contacts. Ask faculty members and Career Counselors for leads. Attend career fairs and other career events. Students should consider doing informational interviews to talk to professionals who have jobs that interest them.
Utilizing career events on campus will expand students reach into internship and job opportunities.
Students can shape their experiences to highlight their unique interests, skills, and competencies by trying one or all three of these.
Students will benefit from taking initiative to serve in a leadership role with their clubs, organizations, jobs, internships, and student research.
Utilizing their Career Counselors for help with revising resumes and cover letters, for help in practicing their interviewing skills, and in seeking help with graduate school applications will pay off in making students hard work in college shine on paper and in interviews.

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Rm. 369, John Thomas Hall
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 262-2180



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