Castleton Career Services will be celebrating National Career Day on Nov. 12 with an on-campus event aimed at getting students ready for life after Castleton.
This annual event, held in the Campus Center Atrium from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., will offer a variety resources for students including help with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and even graduate school information.
Renee Beaupre-White, director of Career Services, began this celebration three years ago to bring career awareness to the community.
This year, there will also be a special focus on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 300 million plus members. The business-oriented social networking service isn’t a way to connect with friends, but to connect with professionals.
“Most employers today when Googling applicant’s names, they expect to see a LinkedIn profile,” said Beaupre-White.
She emphasized that having a LinkedIn profile is just as crucial as having a well-tuned resume.
On National Career Day, resources will be available to help students create a LinkedIn account. Also, there will be photographers on-hand ready to take professional head shots to be used on their profiles.
There will be giveaways and raffles, as well as refreshments being provided, Beupre-White said.
On Sept. 30, Career Services hosted a Graduate School Fair from 12:30-2:30 in the Campus Center. Thirty colleges and universities attended, as did representatives from the Peace Corps.
Beaupre-White also wants students to mark their calendars for the spring Career Day, to be held March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Spartan Athletic Complex.