Seniors—Life After Union-Yay or Nay?

Are U ready to make your post-grad plans?

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Kudos to those of you who attended the first few Senior Orientations! If you didn’t get a chance to attend Senior Orientation, no worries; there are more sessions scheduled all month! Or, get together with a few friends/teammates/club members and let us know a date and time that works for you; contact Rochelle at carusor@union.edu. Senior Orientation is required to participate in recruiting activities through the Becker Career Center (i.e., if you want to apply for jobs, you’ll want to attend a Senior Orientation).

Upcoming Senior Orientations

Monday, September 18, 1pm*

Tuesday, September 19, 5pm

Wednesday, September 20, 4pm

Thursday, September 21, 1pm*

Monday, September 25, 5pm

Wednesday, September 27, 7pm

Thursday, September 28, 5pm

Alumni Advice:

  1. “Start your graduate school applications NOW. It takes time to get personal statements reviewed and to ask professors to write letters of recommendation.”
  2. “Start the job hunt as soon as possible, especially if you want a leadership development program, as most start recruiting in the early fall.” Meghan Erdman ’15
  3. “Coming in to the Career Center every few weeks or so for a meeting was really helpful.” Marley Weig-Pickering ’17
  4. “Networking is key! I attended a speed-networking event; it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. Keep talking to alumni and asking questions.” -Madeleine Clemmons ’17
  5. “The most important things I learned from the career center were how to network using UCAN and properly communicate with professionals.” -Lauren Gibson ’17
  6. “I learned that practice makes perfect.By practicing interviews as many times as I did with the career center, I felt ready to do it in the real world.” -2015 Alum in Non-Profit Industry.  Take advantage of Mock Interview Day with real employers on Thursday, October 12th. Contact the Career Center to sign up: 518.388.6176.
  7. “Apply for jobs that you have the slightest interest in;you never know what you’ll learn about yourself, and you may even end up liking it. Be open minded & give things a try.”
  8. “Be on the hunt for jobs every single day; treat it as another class. –2015 Alum

To get started on these or other aspects of your job search or graduate school plans, contact the Career Center at CareerCenter@union.edu.

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