Career office offers students new mediums to plan ahead for post-graduate life
Jackie McEvoy, Crier Staff
February 28, 2013
Filed under News
“Now is the only time in your life when employers will come looking for you” says director of career services, Sam Allen. You never know when a great opportunity will present itself and being prepared is everything.
Career Services, located at the Top Floor Cushing, is necessary for career planning and networking with people who can assist you as you build a successful professional life. Not just for seniors, Career Services are available to all Saint Anselm students to help make life a little easier.
Career Services is a welcoming place where you can meet with counselors to help with your job search, resume, internships, study abroad options, volunteer services and graduate school applications. The staff of Career Services is more than willing to help inform and guide students. They each specialize in different services to assist students in every way possible.
Sam Allen, Director of Career Services with over 30 years of experience at the college, specializes in candidate referrals, job search preparation, career coaching, and community engagement, and employer and alumni relations. Carol Sacchetti is a student-centered professional who is extremely passionate about helping students with major/career choices and provide them with high-quality professional development services. Sarah Mockler, Associate Director of Employer Relations, manages and develops relationships with employers and alumni leading to increased internship and full-time employment opportunities for students.
Career Services is one of four important offices comprising the Center for Experiential Learning. The staff of the CEL are: Alane De Luca, Executive Director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Director of Internships; Dan Forbes, Director of the Meelia Center for Community Engagement; Kathleen Schnebel, Administrative Assistant in the Meelia Center; Sarah Goolkasian, Associate Director of the Study Abroad Office; and Shelli Vogeley, Administrative Assistant for the CEL.
The college is very concerned about the success of its graduates and invested in the expansion of Career Services during this past summer including the addition of Sarah Mockler and a comprehensive personal career management and job posting system for students and employers. Recently Career Services launched the system to provide students with the ability to search and apply for internships and jobs.
The Anselmian Career and Employer System (ACES) is easily accessible through the college’s website at www.anselm.edu/ACES. Also included are internship opportunities, information for career fairs, schedules for on campus job interviews, and assistance for resumes, cover letters and other employment related documents.
Also you can stay connected with the office through social media on the Saint Anselm College Office of Career Services LinkedIn group and can follow the office on Twitter at Anselmiancareer. These networks help you meet people in your field, connect professionally with fellow alumni, and create a personal brand.
Employers are asking new graduates during interviews if they utilized Career Services prior to graduation or if they participated in any experiential learning activities like internships, service or study abroad as a way of testing their maturity and problem-solving skills.
“Finding your first professional job demands knowledge of the “real world” and learning the techniques necessary to separate yourself from the pack of applicants”, according to Mr. Allen.
Career Services has an ambitious schedule of programs planned for April including Resumania! (resume critiques by employers), a mock interview day, a dining etiquette program and the NHCUC Job Fair. “We attempt to involve as many alumni as possible in our programs so that they can share their experiences with students in ways that are more familiar and comfortable”, said Mr. Allen.
It is never too late to ask for help, and Career Services has the resources you need to make the most of your college investment.