Last Thursday, I attended a meeting held by the Career Center for English majors. Career Counselor Laura Smith had some great advice for English majors and grad students as we undertake our job searches. Laura is the Career Counselor for all of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, so she is definitely the person you want to be in touch with at Career Services.
You can follow St. John’s Career Center on Facebook and on Twitter @GetHiredSTJ. Or call to make an appointment with Laura at 718-990-6375. The Career Center is located at the University Center (next to Bent Hall) on the First Floor, Room 124.
Laura talked with the students who came to the session about networking, internship opportunities, and ways of connecting with St. John’s alumni. She modeled ways of conducting oneself professionally in various situations from job fairs, conferences, and interviews.
The best takeaways that I have from this session are:
- The Career Center is not just for undergraduate students. There are valuable tools here for graduate students as well. And the Career Center is open to alumni as well!
- You can make an appointment to do a mock interview. The career counselor will tape the session and review it with you.
- Find internships listed on CareerLink (through St. John’s Central)
- The COACH Program