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Virtual Career Services for Students and Alumni

The Career Enrichment Team recognizes the challenges this remote season brings regarding staying connected and engaging in career-building and job searching activities. Thus, we are committed to providing support to our students and alumni, and offering all of our regular services virtually.

Below is list of ways you can engage with our office as well as a list of resources to help you manage your career during this COVID-19 era.

Virtual Career Advising Appointments

Schedule a one on one appointment with a career staff member to discuss topics such as major and career exploration, internship or job search, resume and cover letter development, interviews and more.

Live Video Chat Sessions/Walk-in Hours

Join a live video chat session with a career advisor, graduate assistant or career peer educator to obtain help with your resume or cover letter, or to ask a career-related question. Visit our website for the days and times.

24/7 Career and Major Exploration
24/7 Job and Internship Search through ACE Connect

Activate your ACE Connect account where you can build your profile, search for internships and jobs, research employers by industry, upload your resume for employers to view, and more. Students connect here. Alumni connect here.

Career Instructional Videos

Below are a few “how to” videos on various career topics. 

Using “ACE Connect” to Find Jobs: Learn how to access and use the tools in your ACE Connect account which include: establishing a profile, uploading your resume for employers to view, and searching for jobs and internships. (approximately 7 minutes)

Virtual Interviewing Tips and More: Listen to this workshop on preparing for a variety of interviewing styles such as virtual, panel, and in person interviews. Specific tips are offered for before, during and after the interview. (approximately 30 minutes)

For more tips on virtual/video interviewing, see the follow links:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-ace-your-virtual-interview/

https://www.topinterview.com/interview-advice/video-interview-tips

https://www.interviewstrategies.com/8-tips-for-skype-interviewing-success/

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/virtual-interview-tips-from-a-recruiter

Job Searching: Learn some tips on how to prepare for a job search, online job searching and networking strategies.(approximately 10 minutes)

Interviewing: Learn strategies to prepare for interviews such as conducting a self-inventory of skills, researching organizations, preparing for questions and follow up.(approximately 10 minutes)

PathwayU: Learn about how this career assessment tool can help you in self-discovery and in understanding your values, interests, personality traits and lifestyle preferences. Also learn how to navigate your results, and  connect to indeed.com to find internships and jobs based on your strong matches.(approximately 5 minutes)

"How to" Informational Packets on an Array of Career Topics

In addition to our videos, we have informative packets on writing a resume, cover letter, interviewing, job fair tips, avoiding fraudulent jobs, etc. Visit our “resume, cover letter writing and more” tab on our website.

Networking through the "BenU Network"

Cultivating your professional network now may be an ideal time considering many people are at home and looking for interaction with others. The BenU Network is an online networking tool open to students, alumni and members of the Benedictine community. It is a great way to connect with professionals in your fields of interest. Get more information and get started.

Track Your Progress with our Career Checklists

View our career checklists which outline necessary career-building steps that will help you achieve your career goals.

Managing Your Career through COVID times

Graduating in the Age of COVID-19: A Student Guidebook - PDF

An EXCELLENT guide for recent colleges graduates produced by The Washington Center that provides resources, ideas, approaches and actions steps to arm yourself with a virtual toolkit of skills that will assist you in responding to this challenging and changing market. Also, the guide provides websites that list which companies are hiring and which are not, identify remote work opportunities, and offer tips for virtual interviewing tips and free online resources to learn new skills.

Articles on Managing your Career during COVID times

A helpful article titled “Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty” published by The Washington Center that focuses on 5 steps you can take right now to manage your career during these uncertain times.

6 Job Search Tips for New Grads and Anyone Else Starting Their Careers During the Coronavirus Pandemic featured on ”themuse.com”.

A blog article titled “Maximizing Your Career Development during COVID-19” by Katharine Marianacci that discusses ways to make progress toward your career goals during this time of uncertainty.

Talent Board is an organization that helps job candidates whose job offers have been rescinded due to the current economic conditions. Job Seekers complete a profile and will receive help in getting matched to another employer. Get more information.

Employer Hiring Trends for Internships and Jobs

www.gradleaders.com/whos-hiring GradLeaders has real-time information on what companies have posted full-time positions, internships, part-time positions, etc. recently. Use the “Filter” tab to filter by job type, job category and job location to view companies that are actively hiring. When using the job category and job location filters, use “contains” for optimal searching.

Read from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) their weekly Coronavirus quick poll results about what employers are doing about summer 2020 internships, full-time offers for graduates, and their expectations for fall 2020 recruiting and 2021 recruiting.

Article from Forbes that highlights four industries that are hiring.

Companies that are actively hiring from “themuse.com”.

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Goodwin Hall, Room 214
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
For additional information, contact ACE@ben.edu or (630) 829-6041.