How to spend your winter break
This time of year you’ll notice that job advertisements trickle down a little, as hiring managers and organizations take vacation time and focus on the close of the year. There are definitely still jobs and internships to be had though, so this is not a time to simply do nothing! This is a fantastic time to work your network and conduct informational interviews. You can use these meetings to learn about career options, job titles that you might want to look for, current openings at a particular company, and needed skills or classes in order to land the career you’re interested in.
Start by thinking of or making a list of people you know who have interesting careers or who work for companies you are interested in. Ask them if you can meet them for coffee and chat about a few questions you have as you think about your next career move.
Or, ask people you know if they recommend anyone you can talk to about careers at a particular company, or about the particular job title you’re considering. Professors, your peers, alumni, or family friends, could all be great sources of contacts for you to start with.
Invite the person to coffee or for a meeting at a convenient location for them (their office might be a great suggestion), and think of the types of questions or help that they can provide you in advance so that you can make that part of your invitation to them. People respond best to inquiries that are specific, so give your interviewee an indication of what you want their help with.
Need some good questions to move the conversation in the right direction? This excellent article gives you 25 questions to ask!
Need more help? Schedule an appointment with me (Janet) and we can develop a strategy and plan your interview!
Career-Related Events This Week
No career-related events this week! Enjoy your free time!
Mon., December 9| 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Mon., December 9| 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Tues., December 10| 6:00 pm
Tues., December 10| 7:00 pm
Weds., December 11 | 6:15 pm
Professional Women of Color Network – Seattle: Renew, Reunite, Reconnect
Weds., December 11 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thurs., December 12 | 6:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance – Holiday Networking Event
Thurs., December 12 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Thurs., December 12 | 7:00 pm
Fri., December 13| 7:45 am – 9:30 am
Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships
On-Campus Work Study Peace Corps Assistant
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*Children’s Services DFW – Northgate Branch
*Special Collections Digital Project Research Assistant
*Design Digital Badges for Pacific Science Center
*Music Playlists for the Art Gallery
*Photo App for Museums
**E-Learning Web Assistant
**IT Student Employee
**Teaching Assistant INFO 490 & 491 – WIN & SPR 2014
**Teaching Assistant Pool – WIN 2014
**Student IT Support Assistant
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