Winter Break Tips for Success

Congratulations on making it through the semester, Hounds! You have all earned a few weeks of rest and relaxation before the spring semester starts.

This downtime is the perfect opportunity to take important steps in your career/internship/post graduate preparation, or to explore majors and fields that might be a fit for you. Whether you’re interested exploring majors/careers, finding an internship, preparing your graduate school applications, or diving into the job search…. Here are a few ways you can make the most out of your winter break:

First years:
Create a college-based resume
Complete self-assessments on Focus2
Explore career options through the What Can I Do with This Major? resource on the CDIC website
Create Handshake and LinkedIn profiles
Network with family members & friends (Begin to build your professional network by sharing your interests with everyone)

Sophomores & Juniors:
Update resume and upload it into Handshake for review
Search for and apply to internship opportunities (There are over 1,500 internships in Handshake and many of them are remote!)
Create LinkedIn profile
Network with family members & friends (Begin to build your professional network by sharing your interests with everyone)
Research graduate school options

Seniors:

Continue to build network through LinkedIn and with family members & friends (Continue to build your professional network by sharing your interests with everyone)
Update resume and upload it to Handshake for review
Set up a Mock Interview appointment in Handshake
Start looking for jobs to apply to in the late spring (There are over 3,500 jobs posted in Handshake!)

If applying to graduate school:

Ask for letters of recommendations
Write personal statement(s)

These are small but very important steps that you can take right now to make sure you stay on track for success over break. The CDIC will be open until December 21st at 4:30 PM, where you can book an appointment via in person, virtual, or email. Our office will be closed from December 22nd to January 2nd, and will re-open on January 3rd at 8:30 AM.

If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment, feel free to email us at careerdevelopment@assumption.edu or call us at 508-767-7227.

Have a great break!

By Mike D'Ambrosio
Mike D'Ambrosio