10 Common Resume Writing Mistakes to Avoid

by Matt Krumrie, Director of Content Management Re-posted from Power Network A meticulously-crafted resume will open doors to job interviews, while a quickly thrown together document filled with blunders can sink those chances. “Despite all the warnings from employers, recruiters, and countless career experts, some job seekers still don’t think strategically, or type carefully, when writing…

10/25: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Information Session

Wednesday, October 25th – 12:15pm – Career Center The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is internationally known for its excellence. Founded in 1900, the school offers master’s degrees and doctoral programs and serves as a locus for research into local, regional and global environmental issues. Students here establish close relationships with faculty mentors, work in well-equipped laboratories…

12/6: Sophomore Jump: Searching for Internships

Learn effective strategies for your internship and summer employment search process. Lunch provided. RSVP to the Career Center at careercenter@coloradocollege.edu. This event will take place in Tutt Library, room 238. The Sophomore Jump Program provides all sophomore students with opportunities to grow and develop personally, academically, and socially throughout their sophomore year.

SuCCess Stories: Meet Elijah Douresseau ‘13!

This post is part of the Career Center’s bi-weekly roundup of alumni success stories. Check out  Elijah’s story below, and find more SuCCess Stories here! A Conversation with Elijah Douresseau ‘13 Major: English, Creative Writing Grad Year: 2013 Current Job Title, Organization: Film and Media Archivist for Warner Bros. Studios. In Elijah Douresseau’s job, he has handled research documents…

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Vault releases Top Internships for 2018

by Vault Careers | October 09, 2017 Re-posted from Vault Vault released its latest Internship Rankings. This year, our rankings are based on a survey of more than 12,000 interns and include 15 different ranking categories. The Most Prestigious Internships ranks the companies that students most desire to have on their résumé, while the Best 50 Internships ranks the top internship programs…

Space Tour Networking Event

Gain insight from industry space experts on how to propose, design, validate, and fly better space systems. Why should you attend? Learn how experts are tackling the hardest problems as they: Walk through a variety of missions and problems throughout the program lifecycle from proposal through operations. Discuss lessons-learned across a variety of orbit regimes, including LEO,…

Sophomore Jump: Choosing a Major Workshop

Learn how your personal interests can inform your major choice and professional path. Lunch provided. RSVP to the Career Center at careercenter@coloradocollege.edu. The Sophomore Jump Program provides all sophomore students with opportunities to grow and develop personally, academically, and socially throughout their sophomore year.

4 Reasons You’re Scared to Start the Job Search

(and Why You’re Looking at Them All Wrong) by ABBY WOLFE Re-posted from The Muse  I should’ve been job searching during my final [year] of college. And I did—a little. But the whole process really intimidated me. I scanned the sites for openings and threw myself into the ring for a few random positions, but for the most part, I…

3 Secrets of Great Interview Communication

by RocketBlocks | September 21, 2017 Re-posted from Vault In this post, we share three interview communication tips from Genelle Kahan, a former Bain & Co. Manager who spent nine years at Bain in their San Francisco and Boston offices. During her tenure as a management consultant, Kahan headed up the East Coast undergrad recruiting efforts, conducted over three…

9 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out a Company’s Culture

by AJA FROST Re-posted from The Muse Company culture can make or break your job experience—but it’s pretty hard to get an accurate feel for a company’s values and vibe without, well, working there. Although most places have a section on their sites devoted to explaining culture, they tend to be filled with phrases like “dedicated to…

SOAR Summer Research Opportunities

SOARS is dedicated to broadening participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists and engineers, and a supportive learning community. In addition to the summer internship, SOARS includes year-round support, funding to attend conferences and last-dollar tuition scholarships. Successful proteges…

10/9: Princeton in Asia Information Session at 12:15pm

When: 10/9 at 12:15pm Where: Palmer 233 How: RSVP to the Career Center. Lunch provided. Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. Founded in 1898 and affiliated…

Help us evaluate a Liberal Arts Career Resource

The Career Center is currently evaluating some resources, and would appreciate your feedback about Spotlight on Careers®, a subscription website designed and maintained by a group of our peer schools focused on careers for liberal arts students.  (To access the site – Username: spotlightkey, Password: lacn18) Please complete this quick survey which includes only four…

5 Ways to Make a Better First Impression

by Marianne Stenger | September 13, 2017 Re-posted from Vault As summer comes to a close, many of us will be starting new jobs or working with new clients and colleagues. In order to make a good impression, it can help to understand how others perceive us and what we can do to improve the…