Employment programs for seniors



CELS maintains an active roster of events and programs to help Connecticut College seniors with their career search. The best resource is your CELS counselor, who is available to help you create and execute your plan, set goals and strategize to make the most of the next three, six, nine and 12 months.

Among the easiest resources to use are the CELS Newsletter, emailed to you weekly, and social media — we're on Twitter, @ConnCollegeCELS, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConnCollCELS.

In addition, we offer the following resources:

Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC)

Boston Job Fair & Interview Program. Held annually in October at the Courtyard by Marriott Tremont Hotel, 275 Tremont Street in Boston. Over 40 organizations participate in a 12-college job fair held from 1–4 p.m. Also throughout the day, 30 organizations conduct prescheduled interviews for full-time jobs with seniors from eight colleges. Connecticut College seniors may participate in both the job fair and interview program. For more information visit https://www.mtholyoke.edu/consortia/larc/index.html.

New York Recruiting Consortium Interview Program (NYRC)

Held annually in January at The Westin New York Grand Central in New York City (Manhattan). New York-area employers interview seniors from Connecticut College and four other colleges for full-time jobs. http://nyrc.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp

Resumé referral program

Organizations ask CELS to announce specific job openings to seniors. CELS will forward resumés from students interested in the positions. Employers screen candidates and invite selected individuals to their organizations for interviews.

Employers Seeking Resumés Program

CELS receives job postings from many employers and includes them in the CELS weekly newsletter that is emailed to students. Seniors apply directly to the employers.

Experience software system  job and internship database

Students may search for jobs and internships through CELS Experience software system. The system enables students to search for job opportunities that Experience receives directly from employers and are targeted for Connecticut College students, as well as opportunities posted by the CELS Office.

Job search resources on the CELS website

CELS has an extensive array of links containing job postings and other job search resources. Visit online career resources for students. Students access passwords through CELS ePortfolio or call x2770.

For information on any of the above programs, including the New York Recruiting Consortium, contact Joseph Hayes at jhayes3@conncoll.edu or at 860-439-2770.

30-minute power sessions

Develop your brand and enhance how you present yourself through your resumé, cover letters, interviewing and LinkedIn profile. See CELS resources for dates and times.

lynda.com

A free resource, courtesy of an alumna, with thousands of online courses including InDesign, Excel, Photoshop and more. Look for the link on the CamelWeb home page.

Career bootcamp

CELS is working with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on an intensive one-week pilot program that will debut on campus in January, 2014. Stay tuned for more information about the program and application process.

And one more thing

And one important resource is your own time. A job search or graduate school application process is equivalent to the time commitment of taking another class. Expect to commit a couple of hours per day,  totaling several hours per week, to the process in order to achieve your goals.