February is Career Month for all undergrads

For many students, finding an internship or job is as much about exploring a variety of interesting career paths as it is about the search process itself.

The Career Center hopes to aid WUSTL students in their career explorations through the second annual Career Month, which is February.

Career Month comprises several programs aimed at helping undergraduates explore career opportunities. A variety of panel and roundtable discussion events will help students learn more about specific industries such as law, sports and environmental careers.

Events such as “Careers for People Who Like to Write” and “Careers With an International Flair” will help students learn more about careers that require common skills and interests but are in a variety of fields.

“Career Month is a time for students to explore careers in areas they haven’t previously considered or don’t know much about,” said Lauren Pohl, communications coordinator at The Career Center. “Career Month events are also great opportunities for students to build their network with professionals who can offer valuable advice and insight on getting their foot in the door of various organizations.”

There will be skill-building events such as “Sophomore Saturday,” which will help sophomores understand the internship-search process, and “Freshman Fiesta,” which will help first-year students learn how their major fits in with career choices and how to plan for the summer after freshman year.

Students can also learn about the variety of summer options available — including internships, summer jobs, volunteer experiences and research opportunities — at the “Summer Opportunities Fair.” All three events will be Feb. 26 in the South 40.

“Students who attend Sophomore Saturday or Freshman Fiesta and the Summer Opportunities Fair will walk away with a better understanding of how to maximize summer experiences, as well as information on how to land an opportunity for this summer,” Pohl said.

Career Month events are open to all WUSTL students, but a reservation is required for each event.

For a complete listing of events, times and locations, or to make a reservation, go online to careers.wustl.edu or call 935-5930.