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What’s New, EU Careers?

We spoke with everyone’s favorite Eastern Career counselor, Sarah Todd, and her second-year assistant, Noelle Brown (formerly Rosenblum), about the newest services available for students to locate jobs and internships, network, and get set up to enter the workforce.

EU Career Net: This is an electronic job and internship board that will eliminate the need for any third party interaction for students contacting employers and employers who want to contact students. In the past, much of this interaction would go through the Career Center. Employers can post about job opportunities and available internships, and students can contact them directly about these oppotunities. On the flip side, students can upload resumes, cover letters, writing samples and references for employers to see and contact them about. “It puts the power in the hands of the students,” says Todd. Students can log in with their Eastern username and password.

Campus Philly partnership: Campus Philly is a nonprofit seeking to keep Philadelphia-area students working in the area after they graduate. Todd says they fight what is called “brain drain,” or the practice of preparing students to succeed, then losing them to other areas of the country. Campus Philly provides a job board and provides postings about jobs, volunteer opportunities, the arts and networking events in the area. About 30 other schools have access, and registration is free as an Eastern student.

Digital Badge in Career Development: Todd and Brown developed a four part module through career development. The module includes a self-assessment, skills for interviewing and resume-writing tips. It can usually be completed in two to three hours. Upon completion of the module, students receive a digital badge that they can display on their LinkedIn profile. It is available to undergraduates, alumni and members of the graduate program.

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