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

career@longwood.edu

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.

Upcoming Job and Internship Fairs and Events

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Be prepared for the Spring Job and Internship Fairs and Events!

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When: Tuesday, February 10th from 4-6pm

Where: Lancaster G08

Enjoy some FREE pizza while talking with advisers to help you take your next step in:

• Choosing jobs that interest you • Writing a resume or cover letter

• Practicing for an interview• Finding an internship/job

• Preparing for graduate school admission

Call (434)395-2063 or email career@longwood.edu to RSVP!

Spring Job & Internship Fair

When: Wednesday, February 11th from 12:30-4pm

Where: Lankford Student Union

Learn about full-time jobs, internships, and summer jobs!

Check out the employers attending the fair:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/39655.htm

Student Alumni Networking Event (SANE)

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When: Thursday, February 12th from 3:30-6pm

Where: Dorrill Dining Hall Nance Room

Meet alumni to learn their advice and make connections that could lead to jobs/internships!

Check out the alumni attending the event:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/36259.htm

Career Fair Training Camp

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Are you prepared for the Spring Career Fairs? Let the UCC help you make the best impression possible! We will train you on what to wear, how to write a resume, what to bring to the fairs, and what to say to employers. All of your questions can be answered in a one-stop-shop!

  • Get your resume reviewed
  • Learn tips on professional dress
  • Practice your elevator speech
  • Make business cards
  • Research employers that are attending the fairs

When: Thursday, February 5th from 3:30-4:30pm

Where: Lankford Student Union Ballroom

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Call (434)395-2063 or email career@longwood.edu to RSVP!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Career Fairs:

Spring Job & Internship Fair 

Wednesday, February 11th from 12:30-4pm in the Lankford Student Union

Student Alumni Networking Event (SANE) 

Thursday, February 12th from 3:30-6pm in the Dorrill Dining Hall Nance Room

Education Recruitment Day 

Friday, March 6th at 9am in the Dorrill Dining Hall

Speech-Language Pathology Fair 

Friday, May 8th in the Dorrill Dining Hall Nance Room

Spring Volunteer & Internship Fair

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The Spring Volunteer & Internship Fair is tomorrow!

Interested in volunteering in the Farmville community? Come learn about volunteer and internship opportunities at the Spring Volunteer & Internship Fair! Talk with local agencies like the Waterworks Players, Outdoor Adventure at Sandy River, and Habitat for Humanity to learn how you can get involved. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Tuesday, January 27th from 3-5pm

Where: Lankford Student Union Ballroom

For a full list of agencies attending, please visit:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/41877.htm

Advice and A Slice

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 Come gain career advice while enjoying a slice of pizza! The Career Center is here to help you take your next step in: Choosing jobs that interest you, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Interview preparation, Internship/Job searching, Job Fair preparation, and Graduate School Admissions process.

Fall Dates 

  • Tuesday, January 20th 4-5pm
  • Wednesday, January 28th 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, February 10th 4-6pm
  • Monday, February 16th 12-1pm
  • Thursday, March 12th 4-5pm
  • Wednesday, March 25th 12-1pm
  • Thursday, April 2nd 4-5pm
  • Wednesday, April 15th 12-1pm

Call (434)395-2063 or email career@longwood.edu to RSVP!

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back, Longwood Lancers! Happy first week of classes from the UCC! Don’t forget that the University Career Center (UCC) is located in Lancaster G08-A. We hope you have a wonderful spring semester!

How the UCC can help:

  • Major Exploration
  • Targeting Interests
  • Choosing/Changing a Major
  • Job and Internship Searches
  • Career Planning and Preparation
  • Graduate School
  • Resumes, Cover Letters, and Thank You Letters
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Professional Dress
  • Professional Dining Etiquette
  • Job Fairs, Event, Workshops, and Programs
  • Leadership Skills

Need advice? Stop in during our walk-in hours!

Monday and Friday: 11am-1pm

Wednesday: 11am-12pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 12pm-2pm

Call (434) 395-2063 to set up an individual appointment or mock interview!

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