Students discover necessities for job hunting

Southeastern students learned about job hunting and The Office of Career Services at Adulting 101 on May 1.

 

Blake Thomas, career and employment specialist at Southeastern’s Office of Career Services, taught about building resumes, job searching, career readiness competencies, and interview preparations. Thomas also informed students about the Office of Career Services’ resources.

 

Thomas gave insightful tips throughout the lecture including the right way to attend career fairs.

 

“One of the biggest misconceptions that students have are going to the career fairs to find a job and find it immediately. We try to tell students to attend those networking events to network with the employers,” said Thomas.

Blake Thomas speaking about career readiness competencies and employer expectations.

 

The Office of Career Services helps students get jobs and internships, build resumes, see upcoming career fairs, practice interviews, counseling, and more. Students can explore these opportunities on the office’s website at http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/career_srv/lionhire/index.html.

 

Resources for students are one of the reasons CAB recently partnered with more departments on campus for Adulting 101.

 

“I think it’s crazy that not a lot of people know about it (Office of Career Services)…they have so many helpful resources and it’s helpful to know that their there,” said President of CAB Mckenzie Tolson.

 

Tolson said CAB began Adulting 101 because there are certain things students need to know that they’ve never learned. This Spring, students had the opportunity to hear about handling car accidents, taxes, and safety.

 

“I just wish more people would take advantage of it,” Tolson said.

 

The average attendance is 15 to 20 students. CAB hopes to advertise the event better if they host it next spring. For future topics, students suggested what would interest them.

 

Freshman Tyler Train suggested, “Cleaning, cooking, just keeping your house clean. I think that’s all really important,” said freshman Tyler Tran.

 

Junior Stephen Montelepre also suggested, “I think a great topic for Adulting 101 would be how to deal with financial aid, getting loans, and all that stuff from the admissions office.

 

Find out what other Southeastern students suggested for Adulting 101 topics. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-KPR8VlflxexjuQW7shORdoHsGJJdsxo

 

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