Alumni Appreciate Java and Job Search Workshops
Recently 23 alumni successfully completed an eight week Java and Job Search Workshop. For several years the Career Development office has offered this professionally-led opportunity designed to assist alumni who are in career transition. Each week covers a different topic like: resumes, networking, researching potential employers, staying positive while you search, etc.
Several groups have formed informal support networks after the workshop has finished. One such group concentrates on consulting opportunities. A new Java & Job Search Workshop began on January 22, 2014 but alumni may enter at any point during the series. Details and Registration information.
Comments from group members:
"This group was a real bright spot in my week! Thank you to the person who formulated this program and the department that is funding it!!! I think our group and this program really embody the spirit and values of St Catherine's. Most of all I want to thank our career development counselor for her kindness, warm words of support, encouragement , flexibility and for being a fantastic leader of our group!"
"I thought the group reviewing cover letters and resumes was the most helpful. Having a variety of people provide feedback was very useful in revising my resume and cover letter."
"Loved loved loved the work force speaker. Overall, this helped me keep my head above water and feel of worth during this difficult time."
"I enjoyed the discussion on LinkedIn...The most helpful was the topic of support and encouragement. I felt it at every meeting I attended. Honestly, I think I needed that the most."