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The gap year experience

By Amanda Stewart, Career Counselor   Not ready for grad school or full-time work after your senior year? Consider taking a “gap year” – a short-term (1-2 years) work or internship experience that can provide experience, direction, personal growth and help you learn important transferable skills. Often, these opportunities include some kind of service, community…

BishopLink

By Nancy Westfield, Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services   PR, FINANCE, CONSERVATION, SPORTS, NON-PROFIT, EDUCATION, AND MEDIA INTERNSHIPS or JOBS – to name just a few! Wouldn’t you like to have access to lists of current job and internship openings posted directly for OWU students?  Well, you do – and it’s called…

Practicing professionalism

I thought I would share this week’s Etiquette Tip on practicing professionalism from the Culture and Manners Institute, as it is especially pertinent to college students applying for jobs and internships. *** “Professionalism is about practicing etiquette — behaving in a way that is respectful of others and reflects well on your business.  The purpose of…

Utilizing your strengths to find a fulfilling career

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern   At some point in their college careers, many students end up taking Gallup’s StrengthFinder or StrengthsQuest assessment. This diagnostic quiz identifies one’s top five strengths, and is based on positive psychology and the idea that one should cultivate their strengths. I took this quiz during RA training…

Getting to know your professors

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern   Professors, especially at a small school like Ohio Wesleyan, can act as more than a lecturer you see three times a week. Getting to know your professors can be beneficial in many aspects of campus life: they can act as unofficial advisors or mentors, help you…

What to do when cornered by a talker

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern   While at networking events, as with all social functions, there is always the possibility of being cornered by a talker. This is the type of person you can’t seem to get away from. As much as you try to leave the conversation, they never offer enough…

Where do you want to spend your summer?

By Nancy Westfield, Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services “Finding an Internship” is a section of the Career Services’ website that can help you get started with your search for an exciting summer internship, volunteer experience, or summer job.  When I was in college, I applied to two national parks (Yellowstone and Glacier)…

Think you can’t reach for the stars? Think again!

By Nancy Westfield, Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services Let yourself dream a bit about the kinds of internships or volunteer experiences you may think are out of your reach.  OWU students do amazing things . . . would you like to intern at The Smithsonian or Glimmerglass Opera?  How does an internship…

Finding a summer internship 101

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern It is highly encouraged that students complete an internship during their college careers. Internships provide valuable work experience, connections in your desired field, and show initiative to future employers. Another advantage of internships is that they are a great way to decide if this type of work…

Where should I go from here?

By Leslie Melton, Director of the Office of Career Service Welcome back Ohio Wesleyan students! As we begin the spring semester I wanted to share with each of you a few things to keep in mind. SENIORS– Finding a job, a year-long internship, going to graduate school, or even taking a year off or taking…