The Office of Career Planning was thrilled to welcome students back to campus in the new year! The spring 2019 semester is off to a strong start; January and February are heavy campus recruiting periods for employers, and we are excited to offer students a variety of high-impact opportunities to connect with professionals in the coming weeks. We know that employers are seeking new graduates who are career-ready: critical thinkers and strong communicators who embody professionalism. OCP has planned a number of events designed to connect students to employers and help them hone these competencies, including our upcoming Career Week.
Additionally, a spring version of Angels Suited for Success, our professional development certificate program, kicked off at the end of January, giving students the opportunity to be intentional about their professional development experience.
Career Week: February 15-22
In addition to Career Week events, OCP will host several other employers on campus throughout the semester, including Bandwidth, MetLife, Credit Suisse, SAS, LORD Corporation, ROI Revolution, and more. Additionally, employers and alumnae are eager to help students polish their interviewing skills during Mock Interview Week, taking place March 19-22.
Whether your student is just getting started at Meredith or nearing graduation, it’s never early to begin preparing for plans beyond college. Being intentional about major selection, career exploration, and interacting with employers are all part of this process. Plugging into events and opportunities early – even simply to attend and observe if you’re just getting started – can be helpful in solidifying career direction. We welcome students to set up individual career counseling appointments with our counselors to start the conversation.