Career Services

Lebanon Valley College

First Impressions

Welcome to the 2012-2013 academic year at Lebanon Valley College!  I trust you had a relaxing summer and are ready to hit the ground running for this fall semester.

The first week of school is all about first impressions, whether it’s your first year or you are a returning student.  What you wear, when you arrive, how much effort you put into your participation and engagement – these are all things that make up how you are perceived throughout your first few days.  As you well know, you never get a second chance to make a first impression!

Entering into the professional arena is no different.  You are expected to present yourself well on paper – through resumes, cover letters, graduate school applications, online applications, etc – as well as in person during networking events and interviews.  Don’t fall into the trap of believing it’s too early in the year to begin thinking about this – professionalism is developed, just as any other skill.

This semester, the Career Services’ Blog will touch on professional, career related topics and advice, highlighting resources that can benefit you and showcasing a weekly CareerSpots video.  This week, check out this 90 second clip on First Impressions to help get the year started on the right foot.