New year, new opportunities

Greetings, Tribe family! I’d like to send a special welcome out to our newest members of the Tribe,  those who began their first semester on campus last week. We’re glad you’re here and hope to see you in the Career Center soon! Returning students, welcome back. I hope the winter break was restful and rejuvenating, and that you’re feeling ready for what’s to come this semester.

To kick off the year, let’s highlight some of the awesome stuff going on at the Career Center this semester:

Spring Career and Internship Fair: Friday, January 25, from 12-4 p.m. in the Sadler Center you can visit with more than 70 employers who are on the hunt for interns and full-time hires. Job and internship seekers, we recommend dressing in interview attire. If you’re just exploring, business casual attire is recommended. Check out our Pinterest boards for attire ideas and tips!

Local Internship Program (LIP): This semester, 34 employers on campus and around Williamsburg are looking for interns to fill positions. LIP is open to you from your first year through senior year. LIP opportunities vary widely, and extensive experience is NOT required in order to apply. If you have some extra time this semester and are looking to gain work experience prior to summer internship or job applications, LIP is for you! To apply, you must attend a LIP orientation session, upload a resume to TribeCareers, and use the “Jobs –> WM Jobs and Internships” tab to view and submit applications.

The Return of MACE: The Major and Career Exploration series is back this semester, with three sections available to freshmen and sophomores looking to explore their academic and career options. If you are undeclared, confused about how to start your career search, or just looking to learn more about the career development process, MACE can help! Learn more about MACE at an information session next week or on the website, then apply online by Feb. 1 to be considered.

Suits for Scholars: This semester marks the beginning of a new professional attire borrowing program at the Career Center. If you need a suit or blazer for a job, grad school, or internship interview, you may submit an online request to borrow professional attire from the Career Center’s Suits for Scholars closet. Made available through the generous donations of alumni, parents, and current students, the Scholars closet has a variety of sizes and styles available for rent during the school year.

These programs are only the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to check out all the great opportunities available to you this spring at the Career Center on our events calendar.

Oh, and seniors… I know things are getting a bit stressful with the start of your final semester. But know that it’s definitely not too late to start your job search and develop your plan for after graduation. Give the Career Center a call for an appointment to map out your job search strategy, build your professional network, and start applying for post-grad opportunities.

Happy first week of classes, Tribe. I hope this is your best semester yet!