WELCOME TO (or back to) LVC!
I love the beginning of the semester. The energy and excitement of having students back on campus is a welcome change from the summer mode of planning and preparing for the upcoming year. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Fall is my favorite season…
Before I go any further, it occurs to me that you may not know who I am, or who makes up the Career Services staff. I’m Gwen Miller, associate director of the office, joined by Sharon Givler, director, and Sue Donmoyer, assistant. Plus our fabulous student staff – Mel Modrick ’14 and Jocelyn Davis ’15. Want to know more about us? http://www.lvc.edu/career-services/about.aspx.
Now that that’s out of the way…. we understand how busy students are these first few weeks. This first posting is to encourage you to start the year out with intentional foresight and thought for your exploration, or planning for career or graduate school pursuits. Put things on your calendar and set reminders on your phone for events that are coming soon. (The Reminders and Notes apps are my FAVORITES – but you may find that the student handbook becomes your best friend for its calendar/planner.) This isn’t advice meant only for first year students, even upperclassmen sometimes need a gentle reminder that advanced planning is key if you don’t want to miss out!
To give you an idea of how the Blog is intended to help you – we’ll be offering new posts each Wednesday, with a weekly focus on:
- Career/Internships/Grad School planning – 1st Wednesday
- Resources we’d like to highlight – 2nd Wednesday
- Advice on preparing for the job search – 3rd Wednesday
- Reflections from one of our student staff members, Jocelyn Davis – 4th Wednesday
Hopefully you’ll add the Blog to your regularly visited websites! By the way, if you’ve been a reader for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that the Blog has an updated look this year!
That’s probably enough for the opening post, right? Please stop in and see us to share your summer successes, make an appointment to meet with us about your future plans, or, if nothing else, avail yourself of our many, many, many online resources – it’s like having your own personal career coach, 24/7!
~Gwen Miller, associate director of career services