At Berry, you not only get access to job opportunities and
really cool classes. You also get a host of people who are happy to help you
along the way! These offices will help you out for free, whether you’re looking
for volunteering, career, or writing advice. One of my favorite offices is the
The Career Center helps students prepare for jobs in the real world. But they
are also there to help students get internships or take advantage of other work
opportunities. Below are just three ways the Career Center works to make sure
students get the help they need.
Guest Speakers – Fairly regularly,
the Career Center will have a guest speaker come give a talk for students. I
attended one such event, where the head of a firm came to speak with us about
interviews. He gave detailed advice about how to approach a potential job, how
to prepare, and how to be a good interviewee.
Résumé Advice – When I was pulling
together my résumé for an application, I took it to the Career Center for
advice. I not only received tips for my actual résumé, but I also left with
handouts to help guide my revisions. Once my resume was presentable, I
submitted it to Berry’s online job connection site, where alumni and other
potential employers can find it.
Career Surveys – For those who are
uncertain what career they want to enter, the Career Center offers highly
accredited job surveys. This isn’t like the puny thing sometimes attached to
standardized tests. This monster takes about thirty minutes to fill out and
will give you an extremely detailed set of answers. One of the girls I mentored
wanted to go into pediatrics, but started having doubts after struggling through
a chemistry class. She took the survey and discovered she might like to work in
speech pathology—a similar field with a much more flexible path.
These valuable tools are free, and definitely something that any incoming
student should plan on using!