Filling out your Career Launcher Profile: Part Two

    Each month, we feature tips for success in landing Parker Dewey Micro-Internships, opportunities to get involved with our larger community of companies and organizations, and success stories that highlight the benefits of Micro-Internships. This newsletter was originally published in February 2021. To receive future Hire Learnings for Career Launcher newsletters, click here!

    Our advice for having the most successful Parker Dewey profile is this: Fill out the new location fields!
    We have recently added options on your profile for a city, state, and zip code for both your "hometown" and your "current location."
    Here’s why including this information could be critical in helping you to obtain a Micro-Internship on Parker Dewey:
    • We know college students are mobile and are often open to opportunities both near and far (especially with COVID-19)
    • By providing this data, we'll let you know if one of our regional partners like the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce or Roanoke Region have opportunities
    • We'll also be able to alert you to on-site opportunities as they arise in your area.
    Like all of the details you provide in your profile, this information will never be used to filter you out of an opportunity, it only serves to make it easier to help you connect with employers!

    Click here to get step-by-step help in setting up your profile, or use the button below to sign-in and start updating your profile now!
    P.S. Your campus career center is always happy to help do a profile and resume review to help you stand out in your applications!

    You Asked, They Answered: GPA Requirements
    Last month, Ajay, an Economics and Psychology major, asked us:
    “How critical is having a 3.0 GPA if that is what the company is looking for?”
    Good question, Ajay! We tapped our network of early career and career service professionals to find out the answer. Check out what they said here!

    Featured Article: 7 Steps to Figuring Out Your Career

    “Discerning your career trajectory takes time, energy, and experience. In fact, recent research suggests the average American holds eight jobs between ages 18-32, suggesting that careers are not as linear as one might think.”
    Despite being asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” since childhood, many of us still don’t know the answer, even during or after college. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take that will help you begin the process of building a purposeful and gratifying career path. Read this blog post to help you figure it out.

    Monthly Spotlight

    Meet Maja McCabe, a 2020 International Relations and French Graduate of Connecticut College, completed two Micro-Internships which helped her gain the skills necessary to land a full-time position:  See Maja's full story here!Maja

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