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MU Career Services makes recommendations for resume building

Dec. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Career Services Center will be closed for the winter break but that doesn't mean students can't take advantage of the time between semesters.

"One of the most important things students can do during the winter break is networking," said Denise Hogsett, director of Career Services. "While at home they can talk to parents, family, friends and neighbors about their career path. They can discuss what they want to do and learn of what openings may be available with companies in the area. For the students that haven't come home, now is a great time to put together a resume and fine tune it because this isn't something you put together over five minutes. This is also a good time to do volunteer work. You can go out and meet people, plus volunteer work looks great on resumes. We can help put students in touch with how they can do volunteer work."

Students also have access to the department's online services for the entire break.

"We have an online career management system called 'Jobtrax' where you can manage your resume, look for jobs both locally and nationally and do a simulated job interview. On our main website we have a resource called 'What Can I Do With My Major.' This is a good time for students and their parents to look at this and see what they want to do. It can tell students strategies for looking for experience in their field. It's a great tool for freshmen and sophomores who are just now thinking about internships and graduation."

The Career Services Center will return to its normal hours of 8 a.m. to 5p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. For online information on Jobtrax and Career Resources, visit www.marshall.edu/career-services.



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