Thursday, October 25, 2012

How Career Services Benefits Freshman

By Kelsey McWilliams, Marketing Intern at CU-Boulder Career Services

Did you know that it’s never too early to come in to Career Services? We’re not just here to serve seniors getting ready to enter the work world. We’re here to guide you every step of the way, beginning with your freshman year.

Now that you’re settled into school and (hopefully) finishing up midterms, it would be a great time to make an appointment with one of our career counselors. Our counseling services are free to current CU-Boulder students. Schedule an appointment online or call 303.492.651. You can also come in during our drop-in hours Monday-Thursday 1:30-4pm for a quick 15-minute appointment to get you started.

Not sure if you have anything to talk about with a career counselor? We guarantee that you do! Our counselors assist with major exploration, so if you’re not quite sure what you’re interested in, we can help. Our counselors will facilitate self-exploration, gathering information and exploring your options, setting goals and priorities, and taking action to choose the right major for you.

Director Lisa Severy and the rest of the staff at CU-Boulder Career Services
are here to help you succeed!
We also offer Career Exploration through Career Related Assessments like StrengthsQuest, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator and FOCUS-2, which help you learn more about your interests, values, skills and personality.

Even though you just started school, it’s never too early to start looking for your first job or internship. Our career counselors assist with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and job searching skills, so you’ll have all the tools you need to succeed.

If you haven’t done so yet, sign up for Career Buffs, our free online database that lists career events, job and internships specifically for CU-Boulder students. Click here for instructions on how to create an account, and then take an in-depth look at how Career Buffs works.

Once you sign up for Career Buffs, you will start to receive our weekly newsletter, “Careers in the Buff.” This provides updates about relevant jobs, internships and events, as well as career advice and interview tips.

Overall, we at Career Services are here to help you. We have an abundance of resources and connections across the country, and we would love to share them with you. Even if our office can’t solve a problem, we can point you in the right direction. So, come by and see us to learn how to excel in your freshman year.