Thinking about graduate school?

Are you exploring the possibility of graduate school? If your career goals include graduate or professional school, the University Career Center has a wealth of resources to assist you with finding the right school/program, testing, and financing your education. Remember that Career Advisors are here to discuss this process with you. Just call to schedule an appointment!

Check out the UCC website! (Plan for Graduate & Professional School)

http://www.longwood.edu/career/22060.htm

  • Finding & Applying to Programs
  • Testing Information
  • Paying for Your Education
  • Resource Room
  • Graduate/Professional School Admissions Handout

http://www.longwood.edu/assets/career/GradProf_School_Information_rev_2014_for_UCC.pdf

Some of our favorite resources include Peterson’s Graduate School Guides for finding programs and Kaplan for test preparation, just to name a couple!

Contact Us

Longwood University Career Center
Lancaster Hall G08-A
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
434.395.2063

Get the Scoop

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Did you know that the UCC has walk-in hours?

We are here to help! Our wonderful staff can assist you with CareerConnect, LinkedIn, Choosing jobs that interest you, Resume, Cover Letters, Interview preparation, Internship searching, Job searching, Job Fair preparation, Graduate School Admissions process, and much more!

Monday and Friday from 11am-1pm
Wednesday 11am-12pm
Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-2pm

Contact us to set up an individual appointment or a mock interview!

Longwood University Career Center
Lancaster Hall G08-A
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
434.395.2063

Come visit our office to get the scoop!

100 Best Companies to Work For

Five Virginia companies have made it on the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list!

  • CustomInk
  • CarMax Inc.
  • Navy Federal
  • Mars Inc.
  • Capital One Financial Corp

This year’s list marks Fortune’s 18th year of partnering with Great Place to Work! Google ranks No.1 for the sixth time, and 16 new companies make impressive debuts, including Acuity (No. 3), Twitter (No. 24), and Riot Games (No. 13).

For the full list and detailed information about each company, visit:

http://fortune.com/best-companies/

Serving & Protecting: Networking Panel

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Hear it from those who do! Join us to learn about internships and careers in such areas as courts, probation/parole, law enforcement, working with at risk youth, social services, Victim Witness Assistance, etc.

When: Thursday, March 12th at 4pm

Where: Dorrill Dining Hall Nance Room

Register today and check out the panelists attending the event!

http://www.longwood.edu/career/60211.htm

Education Recruitment Day Postponed

Due to inclement weather in the forecast, Education Recruitment Day has been postponed. More details will be posted soon.

Spring Break & Education Recruitment Day

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The UCC wishes you a relaxing spring break! We hope you take time to relax and re-energized so that you can come back ready and re-charged to finish your semester strong. Here are some helpful tips for using your break well!

Spring Break Tips:

  • Evaluate yourself to get to know your skills, values, and interests
  • Explore career options for your major:  http://www.longwood.edu/career/22033.htm
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities: volunteer, job shadowing, conduct informational interviews, etc.
  • Meet, connect, and learn from business professionals, alumni, friends and family, fellow students, faculty, and advisors
  • Make business cards
  • Make a list then research those companies where you have an interest in working/interning
  • Update your resume with what you have done this spring semester
  • Write draft/final cover letters
  • Practice interviewing
  • Sign up for mock interviews
  • Polish your elevator speech
  • Clean up you social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Create a job/internship search plan for the summer or after graduation
  • Stay informed on current events and business trends
  • Check CareerConnect often for new job/internship opportunities
  • Create or update your LinkedIn profile
  • Need more tips? Check this out! https://university.linkedin.com/Review the UCC’s Dining Etiquette packet before going to any formal meals: http://www.longwood.edu/assets/career/DiningEtiquetteHandout.pdf

Education Recruitment Day

Education students/student teachers, this is the career fair for you! Meet school division representatives and interview for jobs!

When: Friday, March 6th at 9am

Where Dorrill Dining Hall

Register today and check out the employers attending the event!

http://www.longwood.edu/career/39171.htm

Looking for more information and resources?

Check out the UCC website! http://www.longwood.edu/career/22060.htm

Explore Your Options, Prepare Yourself, Find Jobs and Internships, and Plan for Graduate & Professional School

Contact Us

Longwood University Career Center
Lancaster Hall G08-A
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
434.395.2063

Call us to set up an individual appointment or mock interview!

Have a safe and happy spring break, Lancers!

Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates

Do you have or are you developing the Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates? 

Can you give examples to show that you have these skills?

 Can you work well on a teammake decisions, and solve problems? Those are the skills employers most want when they are deciding which new college graduates to hire.

 The next-most-important skill: ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization.

 Employers also want new hires to have technical knowledge related to the job, but that’s not nearly as important as good teamwork, decision-making and communication skills, and the ability to plan and prioritize work.