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Success Story! UPDATE: Christine Uses Informational Interviews for the Job Search

Christine, a senior at the UO, began her career research/networking a year ago. She has an interest in pursuing a career in the fashion industry and wants to work in New York City – two aspirations that are challenging due to her living on the west coast, not having studied fashion (she is an art history major), and not having any connections to NYC. But, she didn’t let any of those factors deter her. Here is how she went about the search:

 

Trial, error, and roadblocks

Success Story! Aaron Sitterly lands job at 2014 Career Symposium

Like other students who attended the Career Symposium, architecture student Aaron Sitterly made a valuable lifelong connection. He said of the event:

The symposium is a valuable networking event. Not only did I glean insight into the architecture industry, I landed a residential renovation project!

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for next year's Career Symposium!

Success Story! Amanda Taylor & A&AA 408/508 Career Exploration

This class has really pushed me to think about and solidify what I want and need in a career, and I think that made it easier to articulate everything during the interview in a concise and well-reasoned manner. Plus, having an extra person in my little cheering section gave me all the confidence I needed to make sure they know I'm perfect for this job and will work my tail off to succeed at it. So, thank you for all your support!!

Don't Believe These 8 Job Search Myths

If you are tired of the job search rat race, then stop doing what you are doing. While you are at it, dismiss all the assumptions you’ve made about how jobs get filled. People hire people, not résumés. Let’s debunk your beliefs and myths associated with job searching..

Success Story! Tiffany Hall gets hired at Providence Alaska Foundation

After graduating with an MPA in 2011, Tiffany Hall searched high and low for jobs in Portland and didn't hear a peep. She applied for a job in Anchorage, AK as a Philanthropy Officer for Providence Alaska Foundation and got hired!

PODS: What brought you to Alaska? 

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