Liberal Arts Career Services
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Five Things You Can Do Over Winter Break

Mon, December 9, 2019
Five Things You Can Do Over Winter Break
Below are five things you can easily do over the holidays to keep up with your internship or career plans.


1. Clean up your online presence. While you’re surfing the internet, carve out some time to do a simple Google search of your name. See what pops up in the image search as well as the contents. Delete old accounts and double check all privacy settings on current social media accounts. Yes, employers are searching for you. Check out our online presence guide for more information

2. Update your resume. Take time to reflect on the fall semester and add any new activities, internships or other experiences to your resume. Updating your resume over the break will help make sure it's ready to go when you need to send it out in a hurry.  

3. Volunteer. Volunteering not only feels good, but it gives you marketable, transferable skills. Not to mention being active in the community and making networking connections!

4. Conduct an informational interview. Ever wondered how someone got their dream job or interested to know more about a particular industry or job? Try conducting an informational interview – make it a goal to talk to at least one person during your time off. Check out our Informational Interview page.  

5. Make a game plan for the spring. Take time to set goals for the spring semester, such as landing a summer internship, creating a LinkedIn profile and crafting your liberal arts story. Give yourself deadlines, and stick to them.

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