Posts tagged with “Careers” (All posts)

  • Don't send out generic resumes - use targeted search instead, says Carleton career center director.

  • Louis Newman

    Star Tribune Touts Pathways Program

    November 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

    The Sunday, November 3 edition of the Star Tribune featured a front-page story on Carleton's new "Pathways" program, which helps students prepare for life after Carleton by exploring how certain classes and majors could lead to potential careers, internships and off-campus study programs. It also leverages Carleton's existing relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the College, allowing students to network and find out how those people's experiences could help them find their path after Carleton. All of this happens within the framework of Carleton's faculty advising process, tying the initiative to the core mission of the College. "Carleton does a great job of educating students,” Louis Newman, associate dean of the college and director of advising, says in the article. Reporter Maura Lerner write "But last year, as part of a strategic plan, officials decided they could do more to help students 'prepare for life after Carle­ton'.” The Pathways project, Newman says, was the response: an all-purpose website to help students explore the careers that might interest them. “So they don’t get to the end or middle of their senior year and say, ‘Oh, what now?’ ” Visit the Pathways website for more information, and make sure to check out the career-path visualization, created by Carissa Knipe '14 (Cupertino, Calif.), a studio art and computer science double major.

  • President Steven G. Poskanzer

    The Oct. 1 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) made a note of Carleton's new "Pathways" program in its article entitled "Career Centers Stretch to Fill New Roles." The Chronicle notes that Pathways was started as a result of discussions during the recently-completed strategic planning process, listing  as one of its priorities this goal: "Prepare students more robustly for fulfilling post-graduation lives and careers." The Chronicle writes "Carleton believes in its approach to a liberal-arts education, says President Steven G. Poskanzer, its president. Still, he says, "we are not keeping faith with students and families if they graduate from Carleton and then spend the next three or four years floundering." Pathways is an outcome of that planning to more intentionally shape the College's advising program, has started a new Web site to provide information on popular career fields like health and wellness and arts and communication, and is doing more to tie academics and outside activities together."

  • Brent Nystrom

    Brent Nystrom '92, interim director of the career center, is quoted in the Sept. 21 edition of the Chicago Tribune on a story on how college students need to learn better networking skills to find employment. He tells the Tribune about Carleton's "Engagement Wanted" program and how it helps Carls, since college students in general aren't the best at networking."It just multiplied the number of people who would see a little bit about (the students) quickly," Nystrom said. In addition, "it's on the alum to make the very first contact," which takes the pressure off students to start the conversation.

  • Rachel Foran

    Rachel Foran '12 penned a guest blog entry for the August 17 Washington Post edition. Foran, whose doing an internship with Interfaith Youth Core this summer and is a religion major, writes in "The Faith Divide" blog about finding commonality between different religions, using her experiences as a Christian and comparing it with the messages she hears from Brother Ali, a Muslim rap artist. She writes "…I relate to the message of his music because it has been informed and shaped by his faith. Our stories may seem contrary, but we share a common vision and a common understanding. Religion should not be confined to media reports of extremism and violence. It can be a powerful force for good."

  • Carleton's career center's mentor externship program is prominently mentioned in an Aug. 11 article in Forbes, authored by Albion College (Mich.) president Donna Randall. She makes the case that a liberal arts education is excellent preparation for a variety of careers, and calls for liberal arts school to stay true to its mission. "We can and should commit ourselves more completely to providing students with education that encompasses both the timelessness of broad-based study in the arts and sciences, and the timeliness of practical preparation--leading to productive careers and satisfying lives."

  • Richard Berman

    Minnesota Public Radio ran a feature on May 25 about Carleton's career center's "Engagement Wanted" program, which sends out student profiles to interested alumni, helping students network and build relationships in their job-searching process. The piece speaks with Nate Ryan '10 and career center director Richard Berman about the unique process. "You're trying to sell yourself in a very limited number of words with what you're interested in, where you're hoping to be, some of your experiences and also trying to make it personal at the same time," Ryan said. The college has always relied on alumni to help students find work, but Berman says they cast aside the notion that students must take the first step in networking. "We flipped it upside down so we have alumni contacting our students, just breaking the ice, and then shifting the responsibility to the student," Berman said.

  • 25th Reunion Trustee Paul Van Valkenburg '82

    Carleton's career center's externship program is the focus of a feature in the March 4 edition of The Financial Times titled "Placements with a domestic twist." The article focuses on 25th Reunion Trustee Paul Van Valkenburg's '82 and Barb (Behringer) Geiser's '83 role as volunteer hosts. The article is available at FT.com, although registrations (free) may be required. You can learn more about the externship program on the career center's website.

  • The Carleton career center's "Engagement Wanted" program is the focus of a Northfield News feature in its Saturday, July 18 edition. The article uses Kyle Kingsbury '09 as an example, as he utilized a connection with Mark Hall '85 to secure a job. “Broadening the group of people you know may be the only way for you to find those very few opportunities out there,” Manager of Mentor Relations Brent Nystrom '92 said. “Once you’re getting yourself out there and beginning to netowrk, you don’t really know how far it’s going to go.”

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