When it comes to your career path, are you a novice? Intermediate? Or more advanced—ready to take on the heights? Whatever your level of expertise, CES events have something for you!
Depending on what you’ve already accomplished and what your goals are, you can attend events with a pick-your-path learning mindset:
CAREER FAIRS (Fall & Spring)
Just getting started: What career fields interest you? Attend the Fair with your roommate and browse for ideas. Maybe chat with a recruiter. (Alums are a good option for a first conversation—they are EXTRA Logger-Friendly!)
Intermediate: Scan the list of organizations and opportunity types before the Fair.
Want to really hone your professional skills? Practice introducing yourself at every table. It gets easier each time!
Take me to the heights! Meet with a career advisor to plan your strategy. Wear interview attire and bring resumes to the Fair. Afterwards, send thank yous to recruiters you met and invite them to connect on LinkedIn.
ALUMNI SHARING KNOWLEDGE (ASK) NIGHT (Spring only)
Just getting started: Grab a friend and head to ASK Night! Chat with an alum who has a major or job that you’re curious about. Can you imagine pursuing a similar path?
Intermediate: Scan the list of alumni profiles before ASK Night. Select a few alums to chat with. What would you like to know? Attend and ask your questions.
Take me to the heights! Select alumni who align with your interests and research their career path in advance on LinkedIn. After ASK Night, send thank yous to alumni you met and invite them to connect on LinkedIn.
CAREER PANELS, WORKSHOPS, EVENTS WITH ALUMNI SPEAKERS, ETC. (Fall & Spring)
Just getting started: Follow CES on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to catch posts about upcoming events. What looks interesting? Try to attend at least one event per semester.
Intermediate: Browse events on LoggerJobs or at pugetsound.edu/CESevents and register or mark your calendar for those that pique your interest. Make time to go!
Take me to the heights! Plan to attend events that align with your goals. Research speakers/organizations so you’re prepared to ask questions. Introduce yourself to the speakers. Send thank yous. Connect on LinkedIn. (Noticing a theme?)
TAKE A LOGGER TO WORK JOB SHADOWS (Apply in Fall; Attend in Spring)
Any year in school, any major, any stage in career development: Want to spend a day job shadowing a Logger alum or parent during Winter Break? Apply early—as soon as apps go live—for your best chance of being matched with your preferred host. Visit pugetsound.edu/TakeALoggerToWork for details, to see the list of hosts, and to apply. Afterwards? Send a thank you to your host and invite them to connect on LinkedIn.
And if you need guidance at any point…before you attend, after the event, even during…we’re there for you. CES advisors are always on hand to answer your questions and offer tips or pep talks!
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