We want to tell you about one of our new online resources here at the Knowlton Center. In addition to enjoying our one-on-one career appointments, peer advisors, and career labs, we now have available a YouTube-esque video platform that allows students to explore career paths through informational interviews with professionals.
The platform is CandidCareer. Access the platform here at https://www.candidcareer.com/Denison!
The week before the semester started the Knowlton Center brought 18 sophomore and junior students from back to campus to participate in a 3-day intensive career-readiness program. The students came from all over Denison representing different majors and extracurricular activities all with one goal: to prepare for internships and careers after Denison.
The Students all came together and participated in several preparation workshops with our career coaches.
The Knowlton Center is proud to unveil our newest resource to help make networking made easy. Wisr is a tool that allows you to search for Denison alumni in your field and organize networking conversations. Click this link to get started with Wisr!
You start off by connecting through your LinkdIn account (so make sure your account is up to date!).
Hank Malin P’15
Executive Director, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration
The Knowlton Center for Career Exploration team welcomes you to the 2017-2018 academic year! Regardless of how you spent the last few months, we hope you had a great experience.
I just joined the Knowlton Center at Executive Director earlier this summer, although I joined the Denison family six years ago when my older son started here as a member of the Class of 2015.
Check out some great advice from Michele Doran, Associate Director, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration!
While having an internship at a Fortune 500 company or conducting summer research certainly stands out on a resume, not every student, for various reasons will participate in that type of opportunity. So what DID you do this summer? I am always surprised at how sheepishly students bring up the fact that they didn’t have an internship over the summer.
You’ve perfected your profile and connected with some great professionals, what else can you do? Read on to learn about three LinkedIn features that can bring your profile to the next level!
Many LinkedIn users know that skill endorsements are a good way to show off your abilities, and demonstrate that others agree you have those abilities, too.
Find Alumni Feature
How do you begin a conversation with someone you don’t know? Start with what you have in common. Denisonians are a great bunch of individuals doing a variety of things around the world, and we love meeting one another. Thankfully, LinkedIn is here to help facilitate some of those meetings.
Find Denison alumni (or alumni of any college) by going here.
What is Linkedin?
LinkedIn™ is your living, digital resume and “The world’s largest professional network,” boasting 300 million members worldwide. The purpose of the site is to foster professional connections—you can find people, jobs, ideas, and news to improve your professional life.
Profile Basics: What do I need?
Here’s what LinkedIn™ Suggests College Students include on their LinkedIn Profile:
◻ The Photo: a professional headshot; just you, no cropping others out, no drink in your hand.