Landing your first job after college
An Employer's Perspective
An Employer's Perspective is a series created by Stevenson's Vice President for Career Services, Anne Scholl-Fiedler. In this series, she interview employers about what they look for in a candidate.
Stevenson's Career Services staff will work with you during your SU years to help develop the skills, experiences, and even the confidence you'll need for a successful job search and success in your job/career. You'll also gain access to key employers, events, and support techniques.
Expert career advice and individualized attention are vital for you to grow in your own career development. We maintain a comprehensive 24/7 online recruiting system, Stevenson Career Connections, which provides you with information on jobs and internship opportunities as well as on upcoming career events. Career fairs and networking events are highly customized at Stevenson. Rather than holding large general programs, throughout the year we host hundreds of employers and alumni to meet Stevenson's students in boutique networking events. Last year these included a Sports employer symposium, a Nursing Jobs Fair, a Day of Design, a Corporate and Community Connections Fair, Tech Talk, and more.
In addition, some of the areas in which we actively help our students are:
- resume development and critique
- job search assistance
- networking techniques
- brand building
- mock interviews
- career assessment tools
- career counseling
- graduate and professional school preparation
Network. Network. Network. Our formal Senior Career Seminar is mostly led by employers. We offer a "Dependable Strengths Articulation Process Workshop" which offers you a unique way to approach the job search. These programs offer an intensive and hands-on experience in developing your career strategy for both a job search and in building a network. Our career counselors work with you individually to help you develop your brand and serve as liaisons to our Schools at Stevenson in an approach that allows for content specific advice and knowledge.
We strongly encourage our students to participate in ongoing on-campus interviews with visiting employers, career seminars, and workshops presented with business and community leaders, career and networking programs, etiquette seminars, and other related events. Our visiting employers welcome the opportunity to meet our students in person and often comment on how well-prepared our Stevenson students are compared to others.
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