Career services, located on the second floor of the Campus Center constantly reaches out to provide support, and students should start taking advantage. They have numerous resources and professionals available to help with whatever questions and concerns students have about finding jobs, writing resumes and cover letters, interview etiquette and exploring different avenues within respective majors.
For a university, a place where one can assume everyone’s goal is to enter their ideal career and be successful, the center for career services has very low foot traffic.
Every week, white board signs are set outside of the front of the Campus Center as well as near Davenport Dining Hall and Founders Hall advertising Talk Tuesdays from 3:00-3:30 and Walk in Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Talk Tuesdays is a series of workshop sessions every week in October and November dedicated to skills such as elevator pitching, networking, culture matching with employers, social media development and analyzing upcoming job trends and creation. During walk in Wednesdays students can get specialized help with their job-seeking needs without an appointment.
The most popular career services event is always the career and internship fair, which brings several companies and organizations to the students’ direct access.
Erica Eddings, former career services’ assistant director of internships and placement, used to get regular visits from students who knew her. Her face was recognized around campus as she was always advocating for their services. When she left the University, some of the students stopped visiting as well.
Students should take advantage of this great resource that operates solely to assist the ULV community. Fully included in tuition costs, career services is an essential educational aspect students should be utilizing.