Career Education and Development

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Career Education and Development

The Office of Career Education and Development at Bryn Athyn College helps students identify, create and pursue meaningful careers that will draw upon their talents, interests and skills as well as focus on their spiritual and moral lives. We assist students in portfolio preparation, internship placements, career counseling and job searches.

We work in partnership with our Student Employment Program (SEP) and our Alumni Relations office.

The College offers a variety of events throughout the year to help prepare students for success in the workplace. (Be sure to check back periodically for new events that have been added.)

Career Education and Development Calendar

2024 Events

 

January 18 – Applying for Government Positions (Library)

o   How to apply for state, federal, and local government jobs

o   The meaning of Civil Service

o   Understanding Career Paths

January 24 – Career and Graduate School preliminary preparation workshop (Library)

o   Resume update

o   Cover letter assistance

o   Interviewing tips

o   Linked In Tips

o   Graduate school informational sessions

Feb 12 -Discussion on Belonging/Inclusion in the workplace (Student Center)

o   Why is it important?

o   How to discuss this topic in an interview

o   Tips and warning to look out for when interviewing

March 11 – Discussion Panel on filling the gap of no experience (Student Center)

·        How to make your resume stand out

·        Interview tips

March 14 – Career and Graduate School preparation workshop(Library)

o   Resume update

o   Cover letter assistance

o   Interviewing tip

o   Linked In Tips

o   Graduate school informational sessions

March 20 – Career and Graduate School Fair – Opportunity for students to meet employers and schools to discuss career opportunities or furthering their education. (Brickman)

April 17 – Next Steps to Career Management (library)

·        Importance of Networking – How/Where

·        Joining professional organizations

 


Resources

Career Search Toolkit - Preparing for your job search

Resume Creation

•Use a Resume Template 

ResumeTemplates

•Use a professional email address
•Don’t include mailing address, city and state only
•Experience does not only include work experience: use volunteer experience, other positions such as babysitter, tutor, projects can be included also
•Adjust your resume for each job

Great video to watch: Resume Tips

 

Cover Letter

Do I need a cover letter?

YES
•If cover letter is optional
•If it is required
•Changing industries
NO
•If it is not requested or optional
•If it is not adjusted for the position for which you are applying

Learn more: Cover Letter Tips

 

Using LinkIn to Get Noticed

•Use your summary 
•Be creative
•Use a call to action
Templates

LinkedIn design templates

If you need assistance setting up your profile, click below:

LinkedIn Set Up Assistance

Use this link for tips on updating your summary:

LinkedIn Summary Tips

 

Interview Tips

Preparing For Your Interview

  • Dress Professionally
  • Research Company
  • Practice answers in advance
  • ASK QUESTIONS

Mock Interviews - Interview Tips

 

Graduate School Tips

Research

  • Research programs you may want to study
  • Pay attention to cost – how will you pay?
  • Find out the requirements for the program
  • Entrance test needed (MRE, GMAT)
  • Test scores required
  • The courses needed to be accepted into the program
  • Apply in a timely manner

8 ways to prepare: Preparing for Graduate School

Past 2022-2023 Events

    • Thursday, 10/12/2023, Career Panel - 5:30pm - Opportunity for students to hear from Professionals about their work experiences in the workforce.  How and why they chose their career path, and how their education plyed a role in helping to achieve their goals.
    • Thursday 9/21/2023, Careers, Majors, and More Day, 10:00am-1:30pm - BAC students are invited to talk with major departments and attend workshops on vocational exploration. There will also be a raffle for prizes. Explore and plan for your future. 
    • Monday, April 24, 2023, Career Fair - This is an opportunity for our undergraduate students to gather information on companies that are currently hiring for a variety of different positions.
    • Monday, 3/13/2023, Graduate School Fair - A discory of a variety of graduate school programs for students.
    • Friday, 2/24,/2023, Belonging in the Workplace -

      Discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  Discussion topics:

      o How students can engage employers in diversity and inclusion discussion during the interview process

      o Why is belonging important to career satisfaction

      o How company culture plays a part in belonging to an organization