5 Things College Career Counselors Wish Students Knew

Career counselors know students are new to job searching and are happy to start from the beginning.

Career counselors know students are new to job searching and are happy to start from the beginning.

Authored by Robin Reshwan, founder of Collegial Services, a consulting/staffing firm that connects college students, recent graduates and the organizations that hire them and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

How students can begin their professional development with on-campus resources

The college career center is a magical place on campus that’s solely dedicated to assisting students with the pursuit of internships andcareers after graduation. While it may vary in title, the college career center typically offers resources, events, job postings and advice during the academic year. In my business, we work with more than 70 career centers throughout the United States. Often, the dedicated staff in these departments see similar trends when students make the transition from college to career.

Here are the things that college career counselors wish every student knew:

1. The career center exists. Statistics vary among campuses, but in general, the majority of college students do not visit the career center nor participate in any of its events during their academic career. This is a shame on so many levels.

First, most students go to college so that they can be employed after graduation. Not checking out the center dedicated to supporting this goal is the same as paying for a class and never actually attending. You may be one of the few people that can ace the test without ever seeing the material, but most of us need at least a little preparation to pass. Read More...