The Union College trimester schedule provides you the time to dedicate to the career development process. What does this mean? You have the month of December to dedicate to gain experience (internship, volunteer, or job shadow), connect and/or start your search for summer internships or post-graduate employment.
This is applicable to all students; seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Everyone can benefit from being productive during their winter break.The Becker Career Center will help you strategize how to effectively utilize your time during Winter Break based on your own goals and objectives.
- securing an internship (paid or unpaid)
volunteer at a non-profit or a local firm/company
part time/seasonal paid employment
continue to network with those Union College alumni and employers.
Informational Interviews. Schedule phone conversations with alumni and prepare a list of questions for the informational interview.
Meet them for coffee. If you are geographically close to your contacts, set up a time to meet in person for coffee.
Start Your Search.
Summer internship opportunities and post-graduate employment positions are posted throughout the academic year. There is not always a rhyme or reason to the timing of recruitment for many employers. Winter break is an ideal time to catch up and learn about employers who are currently recruiting. You must be ready to search and apply so that opportunities do not pass you by! When the application deadline passes for a position, you can no longer apply.
Are you prepared to write a cover letter?Do you know where/how to search for positions?Are you familiar with the application process and what to expect?