Tag: career planning

5 Things with the WCC Graphic

1)      What’s your passion?  What do you find most rewarding?  Conduct self-assessment and evaluate your career aspirations.

2)      What careers match your unique set of skills and personal values? Explore and learn about career fields, companies and jobs of interest.

3)      What actions will you take to achieve your goals?  Identify gaps in your preparation and pursue opportunities to build strengths.

4)      What is your story and personal marketing plan? Know how to effectively communicate who you are and the value you can contribute.

5)      How will you close the deal? Attend career related events and proactively connect with people and opportunities in a variety of ways.

Explore your answers at the Weston Career Center website.


For the 4th year in a row, OUT for Work has recognized the Weston Career Center with GOLD certification for continued support to LGBTQ students facing employment and workplace challenges.

The OUT for Work Career Center Certification Program (CCCP) is the first program designed to assess the quality, quantity, and availability of career resource materials for LGBTQ students. The primary goal of the CCCP is to provide academic institutions and students with an evaluation of the support available to LGBTQ students facing employment and workplace challenges.


5 Things with the WCC Graphic

In this “5 Things” we are looking at career planning tips you can employ in December and over Winter Break.

1) Plan. Are you thinking about what you want to do next summer or after graduation? Now is a great time to focus on developing and refining your action plan and strategy for next semester.

2) Research. Do you know what you want to do and where you want to work? Spend time using research tools found on OlinCareers to learn about functions, companies, and industries of interest to assess what’s a good fit for your career goals.

3) Network. Are you building relationships that will benefit your career strategy? Take advantage of opportunities—especially over Winter Break—to meet, connect, and learn from business professionals, alumni, friends and family, fellow students, faculty, and advisors.

4) Practice. Do you feel ready to interview in the spring? There is no such thing as too much practice! Polish your delivery of your value proposition and responses to basic behavioral questions.

5) Evaluate. How satisfied are you with your progress towards career goals? Ask yourself if you are taking advantage of all resources available for your career development. Take time to review what’s worked and what to focus on as next steps.