Set aside an hour to cross one of these off your list. There are opportunities around every corner, so get out there!
- Stay up-to-date with new resources and articles by liking our Facebook page
- Use the Whitman university page on LinkedIn to find alumni
- Attend one of the hub launch events!
2. Learn about careers that interest you
- Informational interviews are an excellent way to learn more about a career. Use your summer to find local professionals who can provide insight into life on the job
- Job shadowing offers an even more in-depth perspective. If you are working at a job or internship, ask your supervisor about the possibility of shadowing within the organization, or at other similar organizations that interest you.
- Polish your LinkedIn profile – LinkedIn resources for students
- Clean up your online presence with resources like Socially Clean or Simple Wash
- Practice talking about your interests and skills. If you had 60 seconds to explain yourself to a potential employer, what would you say?
4. Volunteer with causes that interest you
- Volunteering provides deeper insight into the causes you care about, and builds experience and skills that are useful no matter what occupation you pursue
- In Walla Walla? Check out our list of summer opportunities in Walla Walla
- Elsewhere? Use resources like Volunteer Match to find local organizations
5. Reflect on your experiences and how the SEC can help you
- Self-reflection is a valuable tool for discovering your interests and skills. What have you learned this summer? This year? Record your reflections in iConnect, a new tool for personal portfolios at Whitman.
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