Getting a job requires more than hard work, said Mark Smith, dean of career services. It also takes a little luck. Olin Business School alumna Melanie Berkowitz learned that lesson the hard way after applying for 40 jobs.
A growing number of first-year students are seeking career advice and resources early in their college careers. In response, the Career Center has launched a number of new career-readiness program specifically for first-year students. The center also collaborated with Arts & Sciences on a pilot program that combines career planning and academic advising.
Washington University in St. Louis students spent the summer of 2018 conducting groundbreaking research, serving their communities and working in their fields.
Experts across campus offer advice about how to build your professional network and connect better with colleagues
For 25 years, Mark Smith, JD, associate vice chancellor and director of the Career Center at Washington University in St. Louis, has been helping new graduates – and their parents – cope with the stress of finding that first job. Smith shares his seven top tips for graduates and their parents.
Washington University in St. Louis graduate and “Wiggle” hitmaker Sean Douglas will be among the music industry insiders who will speak at “Making It in the Music Industry: A Panel Discussion with Music Professionals.” The event is at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Danforth University Center, Room 234.
The Career Center welcomes local and national organizations and schools for three events this week, starting Tuesday, Sept. 16: The Law School Fair, the STEM Slam and the Fall Internship & Job Career Fair.
The Career Center welcomes organizations for two events this week – the Mosaic SLAM, from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Tisch Commons, and the Spring Internship & Job Career Fair, from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Athletic Complex.
Unpaid internships are the norm in many industries. The Career Center’s summer stipends help students pay their bills while working an unpaid internship. The Career Center also awards grants to students who must travel to a job interview or would like to attend a Career Center Road Show.
In addition to the Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, the Career Center will host its first STEM Slam on Tuesday. Twenty recruiters from top STEM-related business will pitch to students their businesses in 45 seconds. Recruiters say smaller, more-focused events like this better connect students and businesses.