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Finding work after graduation continues to get easier for Carleton students.

That’s because Career Services is offering more programming to help students find potential employers who are seeking individuals with their educational background.

“We try to accommodate everyone. Students who want to work overseas, students seeking full-time, part-time, and summer work, or volunteer experience. We are here to help,” says Rosemary Carter, Acting Manager of Career Services.

Located on the fifth floor of the University Centre, Career Services aims to provide students with the tools they need for career development and to successfully transfer into the workforce.

It’s a busy spot. This past January, they received more than 1,800 contacts from students and employers.

This year the program has expanded to include a whole team of staff who can review resumes, offer career counselling, and stage mock interviews as well as providing employment and career development workshops to better prepare students for each stage of the job application process. Employers also get the chance to connect with students through a variety of fairs and information events.

Specialized workshops are offered to graduate students, including how to write a curriculum vitae.

“We are interested in developing any programming that has a career focus and will help connect students to their goals. The ‘Focus On’ series targeting specific careers is a popular new addition,” says Carter.

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2005-03/696.htm

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