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Auburn University Career Center Newsletter

MAY 2017

In this issue....

  • Pomp and Circumstance
  • Career Center Resources
  • Career Center Updates
  • Staff Spotlight: Kaela Jimenez
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Pomp and Circumstance

Spring semester is quickly dwindling, and while many of us are feverishly scratching away in blue books, marathon RBD sessions, and the occasional bit of end of semester Tom Foolery others of us are looking forward to commencement and all the pomp and circumstance it brings. Those of us leaving Auburn as students are gearing up for our entrance into the world of work or further academia. For those of you with secured employment or acceptance to the graduate program of your choice congratulations, your journey’s next step is right in front of you (and while you’re taking these certain steps, take a moment and be sure to fill out our graduation survey in Handshake- https://aub.ie/firstdestination.


For those of us less certain there are plenty of resources to help you find the most sure footing for leaving. This month we will point out to you some of the best resources that we have to help you as you begin your next step.

Handshake

Handshake is a great tool for exploring potential experiential opportunities both full time and part-time. Build up those resumes, and make the most of your summer time.

LinkedIn Alumni

Use to identify all the Auburn Alumni utilizing LinkedIn. At present there are over 130,000. Search by degree area, company, geographic location, job title, etc. and identify people to reach out to as you conduct your experience search

CareerShift

Use this robust job search tool to identify postings across the web as well as find contacts in companies to network into a position. Yet another great way to tap into your Auburn Alumni network.

Mock Interviews

Summer is prime time to gain experiences, and most experiences require an interview. Though it may be hot out, put on your interview best, come by the Career Center and gain experience in the interview room.

Resume/CV and Cover Letter

If you’re going to be interviewing you’ll be needing a Resume/CV and Cover Letter. Though seemingly tricky at first to write, the talented staff of the AU Career Center can help you explore how to best present yourself.

The 3rd floor office of the Career Center is still under construction so please go the 4th floor of Martin Hall for assistance. We will continue to offer the full range of services in this location and hours of operation will remain 7:45 AM – 4:45 PM with Drop-Ins offered from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. If you have accessibility concerns, please call to arrange a meeting in an accessible location- 334-844-4744.


Summer Hours

The AU Career Center will be open over the summer! Check the website for updated hours- auburn.edu/career

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Kaela Jimenez

Kaela started working in the Career Center as an Peer Career Advisor (PCA) during her Junior year at Auburn and continued on in the office as a Graduate Assistant after beginning her Master's program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. When not working with students or teaching a class, you can find Kaela completing her internship at the East Alabama Mental Health Center or relaxing with family in Miami, FL. Kaela will be graduating in August but will always be a part of the Career Center family!

Career Center Resources

Auburn University Career Center

The Auburn University Career Center delivers comprehensive services for students to explore majors and careers, network with employers and professionals, prepare for advanced education, and successfully transition from college to career.