The Starr Career Development Center's new and updated website offers career related information wherever you are; whether it's 3 a.m. and one is home in his or her pajamas or on a break from work one day.
Just open the web browser, and go to www.baruch.cuny.edu/careers. Once on the website, one can begin to explore the resources available.
At the top of the home page will be a list of tabs from which to choose, all tailored to meet one's needs.
As students, pay close attention to the student, media and Starr Search tabs.
Once on the Student section of the website, one will find a submenu on the right side of the page which addresses different concerns one may have.
Getting STARRted has suggestions for what career-related steps one should take throughout their time at Baruch College.
If one needs advice picking a major and, or a career, the information is there.
If a resume needs to be written, there is a resume and cover letter guide.
Along with these features, the Starr Career Development Center offers Baruch College students access to Optimal Resume.
This is an online resume builder that helps students develop his or her resumes, cover letters, portfolios and even has video mock interviewing capabilities.
Another useful tab to find answers to questions regarding job searching is how to "Prepare for an Interview", which provides tips on interviewing as well as a thank you letter guide.
There is also plenty of useful information if one is looking to obtain an internship or a job.
The submenu for searching for an internship gives you insights on why an internship is vital, when an internship should be looked for and how to prepare during the process of obtaining one.
Similarly, if one is looking for a full-time job, the submenu will direct you to information and tips on how to go about the job search process and how to conduct research on the industry one is interested in entering.
While looking for a job and, or internship, don't miss Starr Search. Starr Search is the Career Development Center's database which allows one to search and apply for internships and jobs, view and RSVP for career fairs, workshops and corporate presentations as well as register for on-campus recruitment events and schedule interviews.
However, if one is interested in pursuing further education in graduate school, the Go to Graduate School submenu has lots of relevant information, including the considering Graduate School web tutorial.
Most definitely, the highlight of a visit to the Starr Career Development Center's website will be the Media section.
This section offers tutorials and videos on various career and job related topics.
So, if its 1:15 a.m. and one decides that they want to open a LinkedIn account for career purposes, just click on the LinkedIn- Students and Alumni Tutorial and become enlightened in a matter of minutes.
Also available are other tutorials and videos on Blogging for Career Impact, Twitter, Starr Search, Internships, Firm Handshakes, Career Fair Tips and Optimal Resume.
New this fall is the Internship OCR Tutorial.
This tutorial will inform one about on-campus recruiting for summer internships.
It is mandatory that all juniors view and take the quiz in order to apply for OCR internship.
Moreover, it is recommended that underclassmen review the tutorial.
With finals and winter break quickly approaching, there is no need to become overwhelmed. Even if one hasn't had the chance to visit the Starr Career Development Center, the Center's website is a great resource to use.