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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Upcoming Events, Jobs in Handshake…more!

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The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has outlined key competencies essential for career readiness. Set aside some time to review these competencies and book a meeting with your career advisor to discuss them, ensuring you’re prepared for success. When creating your resume and cover letter, emphasize experiences that demonstrate these competencies!

  • Career & Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Become Career Ready: Book an appointment with your Career Advisor in Handshake!

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome, as defined in the dictionary is the “persistent doubt concerning one’s abilities or accomplishments accompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of one’s ongoing success.” These feelings can affect people of all ages and backgrounds but are more likely to impact those embarking on new chapters in their lives.

As college students working on advancing by earning degrees and entering the workforce, it’s important to equip yourself with the tools needed to confront feelings of self-doubt and recognize your worth.

In a 2020 article from NASPA titled “Strategies for Navigating Imposter Syndrome as a Graduate Student and New Professional,” the author discusses how to navigate imposter syndrome.

Reframe and Own Your Narrative

  • Ask yourself what aspects of your identity or circumstances are causing you to doubt your abilities. Once you answer that, try to view your perceived deficits as strengths. The author specifically reflects on her experience as a first-generation student, stating that she initially struggled with a sense of belonging but was able to gain confidence and feel empowered by her resilience and ability to overcome challenges and accomplish her goals.

Find Your Support System and Lean Into It

  • Whether it’s family, friends, mentors, or teachers, utilize available resources for support. Learning how to effectively communicate your value to future employers can help alleviate anxiety about entering the workforce. Tap into professional resources like career services to work on your elevator pitch and highlight your strengths and abilities!
  • Book a Career Advising Appointment: Your advisor can provide invaluable assistance throughout your career journey, offering services ranging from resume critiques and interview techniques to guidance on co-ops, internships, job search strategies, and more.

Read the full article from NASPA – Hardy, T. (2020, February 4). Strategies for Navigating Imposter Syndrome as a Graduate Student and New Professional. NASPA

Upcoming Events and Workshops

  • Bloomfield College: Career-Internship & Graduate School Fair
    Thursday, April 18, 1-4 p.m., Bloomfield College, Westminster Arts Center
    This event is open to students from all majors! Registration is not required; however, students must scan the attendance QR Code upon arrival to enter the fair.
  • Outstanding Student Employee Awards!
    The Student Employee Awards is an amazing opportunity to recognize and appreciate our student employees. The reception will honor student nominees and winners on Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m., Student Center, Ballroom A.

    If you feel you are an exceptional student employee interested in being nominated be sure to share this information with your supervisor and let them know the nomination deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 16! 2024 Nomination Form.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Information Table
    Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Student Center, 2nd Floor Lobby
  • Major & Career Exploration Talks: Bloom Into Your Future
    Tuesday, April 16,1:30-3:30 p.m., Student Center, Ballrooms.
  • Nailing the Interview: Graduate Workshop
    Wednesday, April 17, 1-2 p.m., Online.
  • Are You LinkedIn? How to Optimize Your Professional Profile
    Wednesday, April 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Hall, ADP Center

Handshake: Find the Jobs You Want

When searching and applying for jobs and internships in Handshake you can select and set filters to filter out opportunities that may not apply for you. Examples of filters include:

  • Type of job (full-time, internship, part-time)
  • Industries, job functions and job types that interest you
  • Where you are interested in working (you can choose multiple locations)
  • Your graduation year so that you only see corresponding positions

After making your selections, be sure to click the “Save My Career Interests” button at the bottom of the page. After you save your job search you can also set up job alerts and receive email notifications when similar positions are posted.

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