Winter Session Professional Development Opportunities: Explore a Career Path

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Career Development staff members are available everyday while the University's offices are open to support students. In particular, we have created four weeks of special programs to keep students engaged with their career development over Winter Session (December 7-11, December 14-18, January 11-15, and January 18-22). January events and details will be added at a later date. Registration for all sessions begins Monday,  November 23.

The themed focus of offerings for each day of the week is listed below.

  • Mondays - Discern
  • Tuesdays - Discover
  • Wednesdays - Pursue
  • Thursdays - Showcase
  • Fridays - Mock Interviews

Pursue workshops combine the prior work accomplished through the discern and discover processes. Take action through a variety of opportunities beginning with creating professional documents such as your resume and cover letter and have them reviewed by a career counselor. Then, secure professional experiences and advance your career journey.

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Explore a career path whether you've just begun thinking about it or you are ready to take a deeper dive. Learn some key resources for finding opportunities,exploring organizations, what the work is really like, and hear from students who've interned or alumni who are building their professional skills in that career path.    

Thinking About Law? | Tuesday, December 15, 4:00-5:00pm
What are the steps; the process, the timeline to planning a career in law? What can help you be a competitive applicant to law school? Learn about all of these important factors and considerations during this session!

Opportunities in Nonprofits | Tuesday, December 15, 1:00-2:00pm 
Are you drawn to the mission and nature of nonprofit organizations but not sure where to start exploring a nonprofit career or opportunity? This session presents a number of key resources to help you explore the sector, find opportunities, and understand the application time-line and how nonprofits recruit. You’ll also hear briefly how another ND student applied for and landed a nonprofit internship.

Opportunities in Education | Tuesday, December 15, 2:30-3:30pm
Whether you’re interested in teaching, education policy, or other education-related roles, you will find these key resources superbly helpful for exploring the realm of education and finding opportunities (including those that don’t require a teaching certificate). Plus, you’ll get to hear briefly from another ND student about an education-related internship.

Careers in Environment & Sustainability | Tuesday, December 15, 3:00-4:00pm
Get a big picture overview of typical career paths and useful resources for students interested in environmental careers. Plus, hear about insights from a Notre Dame alum currently in the field.

Corporate Finance with Carrier | Tuesday, December 15, 5:00-6:00pm
Big picture overview of typical career paths and useful resources for students interested in environmental careers plus insights from an alum in the field.

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