On Monday, May 7th, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality was a nobel host for the DU's Career Center to put on an extremely success event for our undergraduates.
It was the perfect place for students seeking suggestions and advice on how to pursue internships and how to handle the journey of "looking for a job."
The day began with 3 different panels that students could choose based on interest:
- current DU students that have had experience finding and completing internships
- community members and business professionals that spoke about "finding your passion."
- informational session on body language and what it says about YOU during an interview
The second portion focused on "voices of experience"- which featured business professionals, community leaders and non-profit organizations that answered specific questions regarding their industry.
- Who are they hiring right now?
- What do they look for in recent graduates?
- What majors fit into their field of work?
- What internships are offered through their companies?
Specific trends in the work market were indentified and good tips and advice were given for interviewing, applications, cover letters and questions
For the grand finale, a delicious dinner was served by the students and chefs of our lovely hospitality school.
During dinner, a former DU student shared some of her "real world" observations, tid bits of advice and led a dialogue that really brought the entire event to a nice close. Not to mention, I was able to snag at least 3 desserts while adamantly listening :-)
Why am I sharing this event with you all?
Well-- as a Junior in college, I am in the "blocking out the real world" mental state- but still trying to navigate through the maze towards a career. DU has excellent career services and each school offers specialized major advising, therefore I think it would be wise to take advantage of them! They need us to keep them busy, right?
Check their website out: http://www.du.edu/studentlife/career/