Career center offers full slate of services for students, graduates
HUNTINGTON -- Whether you're a recent graduate or will be returning to Marshall University in the fall, now might be a perfect time to stop in at the Marshall University Career Services Center, at 1681 5th Ave. The career center will retain its normal hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and offer its full variety of services. These include Jobtrax -- the center's online database of jobs -- resume reviews and meetings with career counselors.
"We are still doing the same services we do in the spring, but we are seeing quite a few seniors who are updating their resumes and trying to get them polished up and out. We have also had a fair number of students coming in looking for summer employment even if it's just part time or an internship," Denise Hogsett, director of the Career Services Center, said. "We've been working with them on getting their Jobtrax accounts current and learning how to use it to search for jobs and opportunities."
Jobtrax is an online career management system offered through the center. Employers can post job opportunities for seasonal, part-time and full-time positions there for students to view.
"Employers looking for experienced individuals can connect with alumni," Hogsett said. Students can use the system to do research for employment.
"(Students) can have all of their needs covered such as cover letters, resumes, unofficial transcripts, and letters of recommendation. They can also take an assessment test evaluation online. We are also helping students network online. We are really pushing LinkedIn profiles because that's a good place to network," Hogsett said.
The Career Services Center will host a variety of workshops throughout the summer. Workshops for incoming freshmen and their parents are offered from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 26.
"The workshops for parents and students is something new we're doing this year," Hogsett said. "We are partnering with the student resource center to do this. It's to help students and parents recognize the transition to college life academically and give them suggestions on how they can build their career path." To register for these workshops, contact the center at 304-696-2370.
Other summer offerings include a series of community career workshops open to the public:
Tuesday, July 15: Building a stand-out resume.
Thursday, July 17: Effective job search in a competitive market
Tuesday, July 22: Networking through social media.
Each community workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. and will last about an hour.
For more information, call 304-696-2370 or visit www.marshall.edu/career-services.
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