Sign-up for a Focus Group & Share Your Ideas with Us

Our office is holding five focus groups this summer for ’15s and any other students who are on campus. We’ll use the feedback we receive as we plan our office programs.

To participate, sign up for one of our focus groups, and
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• Help us spread the word about our programs,
• Tell us your dreams and needs,
• Share your ideas!

Give us 90 minutes and join your peers. We will feed you…Just sign up for the focus group that best fits your schedule.

  • Thursday, June 27, 8:30 to 10 AM
  • Monday, July 1, Noon to 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 2, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 10, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 11, Noon to 1:30 PM
  • Friday, July 12, 8:00 to 9:30 AM

Sign up here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Get the Most Out of Summer Information Sessions

The summer is just heating up, but it’s time to start thinking about fall and winter internships.  There are currently 27 opportunities available through the summer recruiting program. Students can apply for positions through DartBoard, an online database of jobs and internships available for Dartmouth students.  Applications for positions listed through the on-campus recruiting program are due July 8 at midnight. (You can also find over 3,000 additional internships through DartBoard’s Job Search and Internships tabs.) 

Unsure what kind of an internship you are looking for?  Want to learn more about what differentiates firms in similar industries?  Sign up to attend on-campus information sessions to meet current employees, learn about the nature of work that companies do, and get your own questions answered. Information sessions start Tuesday, June 25 and run through July 11.

Here are five tips for getting the most out of on-campus information sessions:

1. Plan in advance

Check out the calendar on the Career Services website for up-to-date information about which companies will be visiting campus and when they have scheduled information sessions for students.

2. Show up on time

Arriving on time or a little early not only prevents you from standing in the back of the room during an information session, but gives you time for informal networking with company representatives.  You’ll need time to sign-in and collect your name tag as well, so don’t cut it too close!

3. Dress appropriately

The dress code for most information sessions is business casual.  It’s not too early to make a good impression, but especially in the summer, think khakis over suit pants.

4. Be an informed attendee

Do a little background research.  Surf the company’s website before the event so that you have a general idea about what day-to-day business might be like and what sorts of skills the employer may be looking for.  Bring a notepad as well so that you can jot down information that is helpful for your application.

5. Ask questions

Heard horror stories from friends that worked 80 hour weeks during their off-campus internship?  What about friends that spent their time bored and surfing Facebook?  Ask questions from potential employers about the hours, responsibilities, and work environment for interns.  Would you be working with a team or largely on your own, how many positions is the employer looking to fill, and are there any specific skills that the employer is looking for?  Responses to questions like these can help you tailor your cover letters and resume as well.

Don’t feel like you need to do everything.  Go to the information sessions that you are most interested in and follow-up with friends who attended other sessions to learn about those companies as well.  You won’t be closed out of an opportunity because you missed the information session.  Finally, sessions are scheduled to last one hour and should not overlap, but if a particular session is running over-time, it’s okay to leave!  

On-Campus for Summer? Join us 6/21 for Prizes, Pics & Play

Friday, June 21, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
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Meet our new director, chat with staff, play games and learn how we can help you have a great summer! Stop by Career Services on your own or with a friend and get your career in gear in three ways:

  1. Help us give a Big Green welcome to Roger “Rog” Woolsey, our new Director!Over the course of his career, Rog, has worked as an award-winning college professor at Boston College, in senior leadership positions in the fashion, communications, and healthcare industries – and, most recently – as Director of the Career Center at Colby College. At Colby, Rog developed innovative programs ranging from LinkedIn industry alumni chats and entrepreneurship initiatives to Colby Connect, a career curriculum that takes students from first year orientation to graduation. Rog’s interests include corporate communication, integrated marketing and ice hockey (as a spectator sport).
  2. Learn how our office can help you this summer – and in the future. From workshops and programs designed specifically for ’15s to fall internship recruiting and self-exploration – we’ve got you covered.
  3. Get your game on! Participate in a few activities, eat some free food and throw your name in the hat for a few awesome prizes – including airline tickets, gift certificates and overnight hotel stays.While you are in the office, smile for the camera and get a new headshot to use on LinkedIn or social networking sites as you build a professional presence online.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

 

Career Blitz: Not-for-Profit and Careers for the Common Good

  1. Mountains & Restoration Trust Summer Internships (Apply Now), LoNFP-copy10-150x150s Angeles and Calabasas, CA
  2. Common Good Paid Summer Teaching Internships (Apply Now), Yonkers, NY
  3. ONEHOPE Foundation Corporate Development Intern (Apply Now), El Segundo, CA
  4. Project Eve Marketing Internship (Apply Now), New York, NY
  5. Massachusetts Jobs with Justice Latino Community Organizing Intern (Apply Now), Boston, MA
  6. Youth Villages Development Intern (Fall Internship), Woburn/Boston, MA
  7. Generation Citizen Program Associate (Full-time Position – Apply Now), Boston, MA
  8. NetImpact Marketing Production Associate (Full-time Position – Apply Now), San Francisco, CA
  9. Nonprofit Trends: Seeking Careers with Meaning Huffington Post (Resource)
  10. What is a Social Entrepreneur? Ashoka (Resource)
  11. The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur New York Times (Resource)

Mountains & Restoration Trust – Summer Internships, Los Angeles and Calabasas California
Help  preserve wildlands in the Santa Monica Mountains for nonprofit that acquires and protects land, restores areas including parklands and trails, and offers educational programs for the community. Internships available in Environmental Restoration, Social Media, and Marketing/Development. Unpaid.
http://bit.ly/1aEUbdS

Common Good – Paid Summer Teaching Internships, Yonkers, NY
Create innovative, community based programs, using social, artistic and intellectual projects to promote and support growth for individuals and the community. Internships available in Communications, Visual Arts, Community-Based Learning, Music, and Landscape Design. Compensation $1250 for 26 days.
http://bit.ly/10KY2Sf

ONEHOPE Foundation – Corporate Development Intern, El Segundo, CA
Research interesting potential partners, brainstorm and develop creative ideas for partnering, spearhead calls and email outreach to close partnerships
http://bit.ly/1786Ngn

Project Eve – Marketing Internship, New York, NY
Drive new site traffic and new user sign ups through Project Eve’s online marketing campaign for site dedicated to connecting women entrepreneurs.
http://bit.ly/18Bz9O2

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice – Latino Community Organizing Intern, Boston, MA
Work with Jobs with Justice and Latino community organizations to address violations of workers’ rights in the Latino community in Massachusetts. Fluency in Spanish required.
http://bit.ly/10KXL1I

Youth Villages – Development Intern, Fall Internship, Woburn/Boston, MA
Youth Villages, a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children’s mental and behavioral health, seeks a Development Intern to assist with fundraising efforts.
http://bit.ly/10CO0Gj

Generation Citizen – Program Associate, Full-time Position, Boston, MA
Are you a ’13 with significant leadership experience in student organizations? Provide intensive coaching and supervision to college and volunteer leaders – teaching others to become engaged and effective citizens.
http://bit.ly/15fv9RY

NetImpact – Marketing Production Associate (Post-grad), Full-time Position, San Francisco, CA
Put your digital marketing skills to work to help inspire and engage people to change the world! From building email campaigns to tracking marketing metrics, you’ll play an integral, fast-paced support role in the organization’s overall marketing and member communications strategy
http://bit.ly/11rogbp

Nonprofit Trends: Seeking Careers with Meaning – Huffington Post (Resource)
Did you know that nonprofits employ 10 percent of all American workers? The number is growing? Learn more.
http://huff.to/115eNXl

What is a Social Entrepreneur? – Ashoka (Resource)
About the authors: Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.
http://bit.ly/13muRqG

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur – New York Times (Resource)
Social entrepreneurship is a budding field: According to this piece, a “Nexis search for ‘social entrepreneur yielded 389 English news stories in 2001 and more than 3,000 in 2011. Learn more about what why social entrepreneurship is on the rise.
http://nyti.ms/115eADq

For additional Non-Profit/Careers for the Common Good opportunities, see our website:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/human.html

If You Are Graduating Sunday…A Short To-Do List

2009graduationaIf you’re receiving a diploma this weekend, here is a short to-do list from Career Services as we wish you well.

Take a deep breath, and enjoy/celebrate your accomplishment.

Congratulations for a job well done! If you find yourself saying, “I could have,” cast away the thought. There’s a lot you have done – and you have done well.

Move forward; always look through the front windshield, not the rearview mirror.  What has happened is in the past – opportunity is in the future.  When you are looking back you will miss the opportunities ahead. Grasp the opportunities and see where the paths will lead you!

Pack up your stuff before your family arrives – and save your graded papers!

It’s amazing how fast parents can transition from “I am so proud of you” to “I can’t believe you haven’t packed.”  When you pack, save your favorite papers that have faculty comments on them – you can use them later to remind professors of your work when you need recommendations for graduate school.

Get ready for the “real world.” (You’ve actually been there before.)

Not so long ago, Tom Brokaw shared the following words of wisdom on the green during Commencement:

You have been hearing all of your life about this moment – your first big step into what you have been called and told is the real world.  What, you may be asking yourself this morning, is this real life all about?  Ladies and gentlemen of the Class of 2005 at Dartmouth, it’s not college – it’s not high school… Real life is junior high.

The world you’re about to enter is filled with adolescent pettiness, pubescent rivalries, the insecurities of 13-year-olds and the false bravado of 14-year-olds.  Forty years from now, I guarantee it, you’ll still be making silly mistakes, you’ll have a temper tantrum, you’ll have your feelings hurt for some trivial slight, you’ll say something dumb and at least once a week you’ll wonder, “Will I ever grow up?”

You can change that.  In pursuit of passions, always be young.  In your relationship with others, always be a grown-up.  Set a standard and stay faithful to it.

Take the first step towards your future.

If you don’t know what you are doing post-graduation, one of the hardest things about graduating can be leaving Dartmouth without a firm knowledge of what’s next. It’s okay. Your next step doesn’t need to be perfect. You just need to make one. As Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu (604 BC – 531 BC) said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

If you are 22, you have approximately 45 years before you are eligible to collect Social Security. That’s a very long time, and in that time it is quite likely that your interests will grow, evolve and change – just as they have at Dartmouth. That’s natural and okay. The hill winds will know your name here. There are thousands of Dartmouth alumni standing by to share their experiences with you. We are confident that you will find your way in the world – after all, we too are in awe of much that you have accomplished so far.

Congratulations – and good luck!

Alumni Stories: Charlie Stoebe ’08 on Entering the Media Industry

After graduating from Dartmouth in 2008 with a degree in Psychology, Charlie Stoebe immediately began a two-year Rotational Program at NBC Universal focused on digital media. Since completing the program, he’s spent the past three years working in the sales and marketing side of NBC Sports. We asked him to tell us a little bit more about what it is like to work in Advertising and how to best enter the field:

Position: Marketing Manager at NBC Universal (NBC Sports).

Two sentence description of what you do

Charlie Stoebe

The role of the Sales Marketing group is to generate revenue for NBC Sports through advertising. My specific role on the Marketing side is to come up with custom solutions for brands to execute on NBC Sports properties.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

I love how challenging and different each day is. On Monday I’ll be thinking of how to convince McDonald’s to spend money within Sunday Night Football, and then on Tuesday I’m working on an idea for Allstate within Premier League soccer. It’s the benefit of working in a fast paced environment for a large company.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

I think the best way is to get a job within a large media company. I started in a rotational program where I got to see different sides of the organization (News Publishing, Ad Sales, & Digital Products) before settling down into my current role. Obviously that is not available everywhere but any exposure within a large media company will help you learn about the different skills needed within each department.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

I think the most important thing for Sales Marketing is writing. I have always loved writing – whether it be ridiculous emails to my fraternity or the infinite-page Psych papers each term. My job at its core is creative writing so having any background where writing is key will be extremely helpful.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

The NBC rotational program I started in came to campus for the Employer Connections Fair and that’s how I got my start. Luckily for me the head of the program was a Dartmouth ’97 and he was intent on having someone from Dartmouth get into the program – forever grateful to have been that someone.

Is there anything that we haven’t asked you that you think we should?

The media industry is definitely underrepresented at most (if not all) career fairs, but don’t let that fool you – there is a job for every passion and major. Check the careers section of the websites of all the major networks (NBC, CBS, ESPN, MTV, etc.) to see what’s available. There are an infinite number of entry-level jobs at these companies so just because they don’t come to campus does not mean they are not hiring.