That’s great! Did you find what you wanted? Like a company that completely embodies your career goals and personal values and can’t wait to hire you? If so, awesome sauce. The job search can be challenging not because they aren’t any opportunities (we’ve had tons of information sessions on campus) but because these opportunities may not be what you’re looking for. The important thing to remember is that the information sessions are just one of the valuable resources offered at the CCD.
So now that you have some time in-between interviews and before your next golden opportunity, try exploring these 3 handy resources that can help you find what you’re looking for:
1) CCD Guides to EVERYTHING
Is the “everything” an exaggeration? No. I am going to give you a list and you need to try at least looking at one of them: phone interviewing guide, resume writing guide, interviewing basics guide, getting started with RICElink guide, getting started with the VAULT guide (more on this later), International Students and the job search guide, Applying to Grad School guide, Professional Dress Guide, Internship guides, you name it! I am out of breath. Here’s the link to these fabulous guides and presentations: http://ccd.rice.edu/guides/
2) The Vault Career Insider
This is not insider information. The Vault has tons of career guides provided free of charge by Rice University. Never heard of the Vault? You are missing out. Are you interested in a career in anything? Go to the Vault and create an account (it’s free): https://careerinsider.vault.com/career-insider-login.aspx?parrefer=7387
3) Internships in…. New York? Is that possible?
It can be very valuable to have internship experience in a different city, another state, maybe it will be your future home! Or even maybe you just want to go back home (outside of Texas) but it’s hard to do so when you’re living in Texas currently. Internship Series are here to save the day! Want an internship in New York? Want to do research at Yale? Internship Series is able to provide you with internships from partnering top universities and it’s all found in one, singular place! Visit today: http://cei-internship.squarespace.com/student-login/
- Alice Chen, Duncan Peer Career Advisor