Class of 2014 Incoming Resources & Checklist
Peer Advisor: You’ll be assigned a second year student who is trained to coach you through the Career GPS. You’ll meet them on Tuesday, August 14. They are the Graduate Assistants for Career Mgt.Watch for their email introduction and set up a meeting one-on-one with them during the first 2 weeks of school.
Mentorship Program: Information Session – Wednesday, August 15 at 4:30pm. Deadline for Applications is Sunday, August 19th. Mentors are successful professionals at various stages of their careers who are assigned one-on-one with students to help with your professional goals. More information at: Mentorship Program Information
Student Professional Associations – Are a great place to start to find the first 5 second year students for informational. Student Professional Associations Information
Career Class – is a module of the PaCE class (GSM5108), where we’ll help you prepare for your internship search. Career Module of PaCE Information
Career GPS is the online self-paced manual that accompanies the Career Module of PaCE. You can start early as deadlines for class come early. Career GPS Manual Online Version
Career Events – The first event (and biggest event of the fall term) is September 7th in Portland. It’s a Career Close-up event where you can meet employers in a more casual setting than a career fair. Career Events information.
Career Navigator Job Board - You'll receive a link and an invitation to set up an account during compass week. Follow the link, set up an account. Its from here that you can schedule appointments and RSVP for Events. Login to Career Navigator
National Career Fairs – September 13-15th is the National Asian MBA conference in San Francisco. There are several others which are great opportunities to meet Fortune 500 employers if you’re open to relocating. List of National Career Fairs.
Optimal Resume – is an online tool that we purchased for your use. We’ll ask you to input your resume and put it into the Willamette standard format for class. Please type in your resume (don’t upload) and you’ll have many more resources available. Optimal Resume Tool.
Career Management & Coaching Certificate Program – This is a series of all day Friday sessions throughout the fall and spring term which are sponsored by our Executive Development Center and open to Career Change students. Career Management and Coaching Certificate Information
Career GPS: Phase 1: First deadlines for GSM5108 Career Module of PaCE:
Meet with at least 5 second year students who had internships of interest. Write an analysis of what is happening in that industry or geographic region in which you plan to work. Post your essay including the list of who you talked with in your Optimal Resume portfolio.
Write a self analysis, outlining how your inventories blend together making you a unique candidate. Put your raw scores into a table format for quick periodic reflection. (Career Changers: pay particular attention to transferrable skills). Post your analysis in your Optimal Resume Portfolio.
Collect feedback from at least 5 people. Draft an analysis of how your feedback compared to your own self-analysis. Identify areas for professional development. Upload this essay into your Optimal Resume Portfolio.
Create a one-page resume on Optimal Resume using the Willamette Standard Format. If you have a lot of work experience (10 years) consider doing a one page resume AND an extended version. The one page resume is required for our resume books sent to recruiters. After class, revise and submit for review to your PCA through the Optimal Resume system and contact them for an appointment to review.
After class, review your LinkedIn profile and connect with your Career Coaches (Beth and Shelby) via LinkedIn. Let them know that you’ve completed Phase 1. Identify 3 people you would like to talk with and ask your Career Coach for introductions through LinkedIn. Complete Phase 1, Steps 1-5: You will receive access to the Professional Network in Career Navigator.