BY LYDIA BESTUL
The buttery smell of popcorn attracted students to the Career Services popcorn social held in the JC Williams Center this past Sept. 4. The event was hosted to inform students of the role that Career Services can play in building resumes, honing interview skills, and helping in the dreaded search for a job or graduate school.
Four years can seem like an eternity, and the last thought racing through students’ here-and-now minds is the future.
The truth is that four years at Franciscan can really fly by, and Career Services is here to serve.
“There is so much to be done in just four short years,” said Nancy Ronevich, director of Career Services. “It is important for all students to make an appointment with Career Services immediately to start the career planning process.”
Several people buzzed by the booth, picking up free popcorn and flyers about the services offered. Marie Beinke, a senior psychology and theology major, said that Career Services helped her to be “less anxious about interviews.”
Mark Edelson, also a senior, agreed. He found the interview workshop especially helpful because it gave him “a good idea of what companies look for in an employee.”
As the head of marketing for Career Services, Edelson said that the program does an excellent job of keeping in touch with students both while they are here at Franciscan and after graduation. “If students graduate and still need help finding a job,” he said, “Career Services is still available to help them in their search.”
Besides numerous workshops, career peer-mentors are also available. If a student wants his resume critiqued, he simply needs to send it to email@example.com.
Meg Sprochi, an assistant director of Career Services, said that her best piece of advice for students would be to “come often and come early!” Both Mrs. Sprochi and Mrs. Ronevich agree that it is never too early to think about the future!