The search to find a summer job can be a painful process. You may not know where to start or may be unsure of who is hiring. While it may be tempting to fill out countless applications, first visit the Career Development Center in the Franken Center for Faith and Learning. Bill Minnick and the rest of the CDC staff are more than happy to sit down and talk about summer options.
The CDC is equipped to help students in their job search whether they are looking for camp opportunities, internships, or jobs on campus. If students are unsure about what they are looking for, the CDC can still be of service. They can share information about the positives about working throughout the summer that will enable students to make better judgments regarding this decision.
The staff at the Career Development Center is eager to help assess values and interests to assist in the job search. Call x7225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to meet. The sooner this is accomplished, the quicker the job search will be underway. It’s surprising to see what jobs will most match different personalities and gifts.
The CDC also helps students through the NWCareer Connections website. This site has job postings in and around the area for both the summer and the school year. These jobs are available for freshmen through graduating seniors and offer internships, seasonal and full-time positions. The CDC also encourages student to remember to check the Informer on My Northwestern. Often, employers in the area will post job opportunities for students on this resource.
There are many things to think about when preparing to market oneself as a prospective employee this summer, and references are a key component. These may include previous employers, residence life staff, or faculty on campus. Also, it may be helpful to prepare a résumé. Depending on the job, this may or may not be needed, but it is helpful to have just in case. The CDC will help you design your resume so that it will appeal to prospective employers.
Don’t wait! Summer jobs fill up quickly, so give yourself ample time to find the right job for you. Happy job hunting!