How to Network in Close-Knit Industries

by Kaitlin McManus | January 07, 2019 Re-posted from Vault Let me tell you a little story about small working communities: Two summers ago, I went to a panel where an editor named Katie was speaking. She brought some books that she’d worked on to hand out and I snagged a book that had been on my…

1/16 Coffee Chat: Networking & Tiger Link

Planning to be on campus over Half Block? Why not use your free afternoons to drink some coffee, eat some snacks, and chat with the Career Center staff about resumes, interviews, applications, networking, finding job and internship opportunities, and more? Join us at 3:30pm today in the Career Center to discuss how to use the…

Career Center Coffee Chats

Planning to be on campus over Half Block? Why not use your free afternoons to drink some coffee, eat some snacks, and chat with the Career Center staff about resumes, interviews, applications, networking, finding job and internship opportunities, and more? Join us in the afternoons of Half Block (January 7-17, 2019) to cover all of…

Finding Your Power: Public Speaking Half Block

Finding Your Power: Public Speaking Half Block What’s this class about? Caught off-guard in important social situations? Feel stymied when a well-intentioned, but meddling relative asks about your plans after college? Frustrated because the ‘right’ answer is always elusive in the moment? This Half-Block offers hands-on and dialogue-heavy activities in a low-stakes environment to tackle…

The Big Idea Half Block

The Big Idea Half Block What’s this class about? This workshop will be 100% focused on innovation and startup teams participating in the Big Idea program at Colorado College and will cover every element required to successfully compete in the Colorado College Big Idea, where $50,000 is in play for your startup idea. You and…

5 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Denver Career Fair

Reason 1: It’s not just for business majors. The fair is put on by three different business schools – but it’s not just for business majors. Many different industries are represented, from comedy clubs to tech companies to communications and marketing organizations. All liberal arts students are encouraged to attend! Reason 2: Big-name employers are just a…

10/5 Denver Career Fair

The 5th Annual Colorado Business School Career Fair will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Mile High Stadium. This is not just for business majors!! Hence, our friendly, renamed version, Denver Career Fair. Professional dress is REQUIRED. (Extra credit reading: 5 Reasons Why You Should go to the…

How to Overcome Social Anxiety while Networking

We get it – networking can be nerve-wracking. How do you break into a conversation between total strangers? What do you talk about? How is this supposed to be useful, anyway? Well+Good, a healthy lifestyle resource, has tips and tricks from clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. for those who get sweaty palms even thinking about…

Rising Senior Symposium Registrations Close Friday!

Prepare Yourself for Life After CC at the 3rd Annual Rising Senior Symposium // May 17-18, 2018 Register Now! CALLING ALL JUNIORS: Registration is now open for the Rising Senior Symposium, which is a two-day event immediately following Block 8 that is designed to help you on your own path to #adulting. This event is free and includes nice…

4/12: Networking Reception with the Alumni Association Board

Sometimes it’s about who you know and sometimes it’s about who knows you!    Come chat the the Alumni Association Board on Thursday, April 12th from 7:30-9pm in Bemis Lounge. These individuals are here to help you! In fact they really WANT to help you. Learn more about who they are and ask questions about…

4/17: Undergraduate Women’s Summit Workshop

The McKinsey & Company Undergraduate Women’s Summit: Summer 2018 in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, NYC, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Looking for advice prior to submitting your application? Join us on Tuesday, April 17th for a virtual resume workshop and Q&A. RSVP for details. What is the Summit? The McKinsey Undergraduate Women’s Summit was designed to…

Networking Is Just Chatting

by Karyn Mullins | March 07, 2018 Re-posted from VAULT Networking. Just seeing the word is enough to make your palms sweaty and your mouth dry. When someone brings up the idea, you begin looking for a way to escape. But networking is essential to advancing in your career. Despite widespread hesitation toward networking, the benefit isn’t…

Coffee Chats with the Career Center

Planning to be on campus over Half Block? Why not use your free afternoons to drink some coffee, eat some snacks, and chat with the Career Center staff about resumes, interviews, applications, networking, finding job and internship opportunities, and more? Join us at 3:30pm in the afternoons of Half Block (January 8-18, 2018) to cover…

Tiger Trek: Seattle

    The Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations collaborate to help sponsor Tiger Trek, a biannual program that arranges student tours of major cities to highlight prestigious alumni and potential career paths. These four-day trips over a block break each semester provide students with valuable insights as well as the opportunity to make connections in…

Tiger Trek: San Francisco

    The Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations collaborate to help sponsor Tiger Trek, a biannual program that arranges student tours of major cities to highlight prestigious alumni and potential career paths. These four-day trips over a block break each semester provide students with valuable insights as well as the opportunity to make connections in…

Tiger Trek: Washington D.C.

  The Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations collaborate to help sponsor Tiger Trek, a biannual program that arranges student tours of major cities to highlight prestigious alumni and potential career paths. These four-day trips over a block break each semester provide students with valuable insights as well as the opportunity to make connections in their…

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13 Tips for Networking at Holiday Parties and Events

The holidays present many opportunities to pursue job opportunities and expand your network. Whether you’re an extrovert or introvert, here are several things you can do to make holiday job searching and networking easier and more enjoyable. 1. Enter events thinking, “Who can I help?” Taking this mindset as opposed to “Ugh, I don’t know anyone!”…

11/9 How do I talk about myself?

Join us for the third session in the What am I doing? Exploration Series. This session will focus on using self-awareness to make connections and gain advice. You do not need to have participated in prior sessions in order to attend. Session will be Nov. 9, 4pm, in the Career Center Classroom. RSVP to careercenter@coloradocollege.edu…

What am I doing? …A series to explore your first steps

Join us for some time spent focused on YOU! We will increase self-awareness, and focus on ways to move forward in your career journey. **Participants who successfully complete the entire series will have the opportunity to be assigned a CC Alumni Mentor for continued support.** The sessions in the Exploration Series are as follows: Session…

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,…

Building Your Personal Brand

Building your personal brand is one of the most important keys to success. How do you come across to people you meet? What do people really see when they search your social media profiles? Find out now how to put your best foot forward!  Watch this short video from Candid Career to learn more.  

Apply to Tiger Trek: Seattle

Travel to Seattle over 2nd block break to tour of a variety of exciting organizations and meet prestigious alumni. You’ll learn about potential career paths and network with professionals. This experience is provided free for 12 students thanks to generous gifts from Seattle area donors and our site hosts. Apply now on Summit! Applications close September 22,…

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5 Steps to a Successful (And Not So Awkward) Informational Interview

Published August 11, 2017 By Michelle A. Riklan, Career Marketing Strategist ✯ Outplacement ✯ Executive Resume Writer Riklan Resources, LLC Reposted from LinkedIn Many applicants experience only the interviewee side of the job application process. They apply for a job, come to the interview, and answer some questions about their work and qualifications. They don’t experience what…