Hey 16’s: Meet Career Services on Tuesday, Sept. 4th

Hey ’16s! Want to know the quickest way to score an internship? Dying to learn how to spend one of  your leave-terms in places like Japan, India, or Scotland?

This Tuesday, Visit the Orientation Information EXPO and find representatives from programs, services, and organizations like the Off-Campus Programs department and the Tutor Clearinghouse on hand to meet you and talk about upcoming opportunities for to explore while at Dartmouth.

The EXPO will be held at Leverone Field House from 12:30 – 4:30pm on Tuesday, September 4th, so be sure to mark your calendars! If your parents are already bugging you about internships, invite them to meet with Career Services at the Open House for Parents and Families in Collis Room 212 on Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 11:30 AM.

Finally, don’t think it’s too early to start thinking about internships, resumes, and career planning –  drop by and meet representatives from Career Services – we’ll be located at Table #1, right by the entrance!

Start-up, small company or a larger organization: Where do you want to begin your career?

A recent study released by Payscale reports that — on average — 20-somethings prefer start-ups and small companies to larger organizations.

We’re curious on how Payscale’s report compares to Dartmouth. If you are a Dartmouth student or alum, weigh in on our Facebook page poll here. We’ll report the results next week!

Do You Like to Work with Open Doors or Closed Ones?

As summer terms exams end and we prepare for the fall term to start, there’s a bit more time available than usual to pause and reflect on recent experience: What did you like? And what did you not like?

During the rush of internship and job applications, it’s easy to forget that the job search process is actually one of mutual selection: You get to pick your employer just as your employer gets to pick you.

What are you looking for in a company culture? Would you prefer to work for a company that keeps a hawkish focus on keeping proprietary information confidential, or a company with an open door policy known for transparent leadership?

Want real-life examples of both? On the privacy side, take a look at the Apple-Samsung battle over intellectual property. Apple’s super strict privacy policies are legendary — many of their employees learn about new products at the same time consumers do!

On the more open door side, take a look at this Forbes profile of 10 Leaders (and Companies) Who Aren’t Afraid to Be Transparent. (Note: Most of these companies aren’t giving away proprietary secrets, either.)

Something to think about as you think about your next move?

How to Convert Your Internship Into a Full-time Job

Did you enjoy your summer internship so much that you’d like to convert it into a regular job? Check out this quick read from Forbes for useful strategies on how to keep your career moving forward.

If you’re in Hanover this week, you can also stop by Career Services Tuesday through Friday for a drop-in appointment to review your resume. Drop-ins available from 1:30 to 4:00 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Unlimited paid vacations? Guaranteed promotions in 12 months?

Check out this Wall Street Journal piece on some of the perks offered by a few employers eager to keep Gen Y employees happy and on the job. Note the location of the companies profiled — sometimes you’re more likely to see big benefits from employers who don’t typically receive a large volume of applications. (Something to keep in mind as you look for jobs?)

A Sustainable Welcome to the Class of 2016

90% of first-year students participate in Dartmouth Outing Club trips to kick off their Dartmouth experience. This year’s theme: creating a “Sustainable Welcome.” While Career Services staff won’t be out on the trail, we welcome the Class of 2016 and encourage you to check out our site, learn about what we do, and stop by our office on the second floor of 63 S. Main Street (above Bank of America) once you’ve oriented yourself to your new home in Hanover!

Save the Date: Employer Connections Fair

Coming September 19 and 20 (noon to 4 pm) to the Top of the Hop & Alumni Hall: Our Employer Connections Fair is a two-day event held each year during the first full week of fall term. Over 100 employers will host booths, representing government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies from diverse industries. The fair is open to all Dartmouth undergraduates as well as students from the Thayer School of Engineering, Graduate Arts & Sciences, and Tuck School of Business.