September is a pretty huge month for students career-wise. Colleges welcome students back, companies begin looking for interns and full-time hires after graduation, and career fairs are in full swing.
Career services centers are a fantastic place to meet with counselors and define your career goals (shout out to the University of Delaware’s Career Services Center!), in today’s tough job market it’s always good to have another set of resources to turn to for help in finding and obtaining a position.
I rounded up my top three sites that have proven extremely useful to students, including myself, in the past*. Marketing and Communications majors in particular, take note!
1) The Daily Muse
Founded by Alexandra Cavoulacos, Kathryn Minshew, and Melissa McCreery, The Muse is a career development site dedicated to giving you the best career advice it can offer to advance your professional journey. Their articles are clear, concise, and extremely helpful; their editorial team covers everything from how to amp your resume game to new apps to try in 2016 and beyond. The Muse even launched its own Career Coaching program to give users access to more resources and actual coaches that can help you land the job of your dreams.
FindSpark is the community to be part of as a college student and recent graduate. Led by fearless CEO Emily Miethner, the FindSpark team provides countless opportunities for students to not only connect with professionals, but also with each other. FindSpark hosts in-person networking events, online workshops, and the Hustle Summit, which is their biggest career fair event of the year. My favorite part about FindSpark is their digital community and the chances the community gets to offer advice to peers and build each other up in our quest to achieve the impossible. You can join the community for free, too!
3) Intern Queen
The Intern Queen is like having your own personal cheerleader. Founder Lauren Berger is one of the most driven and inspirational people I have ever met, and she lives and breathes motivating others to follow their dreams! With jobs opportunities, her Campus Ambassador program, two books, and her fabulous Intern Queen Parties in the summer, Berger and her team create another all-star community and resource for students to network, learn, and find that perfect job or internship.
So what can you do with these 3 web powerhouses?
- Sign up for their newsletters. I know what you’re thinking: your inbox is already crowded with thousands of company updates you never read. But these websites send out newsletters and updates that are actually helpful if you give them a chance.
- Join communities. FindSpark and Intern Queen both have online communities you can sign up for to gain access to jobs, network with students and employers, and stay connected with what these companies can offer you.
- Get job-searching! These companies have tailored their resources and manpower to giving you access to the best jobs out their for your major, skills, and interests. What are you waiting for?
Did I miss any of your favorite career development websites? Comment below and let me know, I can’t wait to check them all out.
Happy job hunting!
*This post is not a paid promotion or affiliated in any way directly with the mentioned companies above. Views are my own and reflect my own personal experiences without external influences.
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