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University Center for Career Services' new offerings help students with economic downturn

In response to the downturn in the economy and its potential to affect the job market for graduating Syracuse University students, the Center for Career Services has taken several steps to ensure the office’s resources are fully accessible to students. Most notably, the office has extended its operating hours and launched a new series of workshops.

The Center for Career Services will now be open 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on Friday. The hours during which students can stop by for a quick consultation with a career counselor (known as “drop-in hours”) have also been extended to accommodate students’ schedules. Drop-in hours are now held 2–4 p.m. on Monday and Thursday, noon–2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday, and 3–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Students will still be able to book hour-long appointments throughout the center's regular operating hours.

In addition, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Center for Career Services career counselors are conducting afternoon and evening presentations on career-related matters. Topics are of interest to students include résumé building, internships and interviewing. Students must sign up in the Center for Career Services by noon on the day of the presentation in order to attend. Remaining January presentations are:

     Friday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m., Room 101, Hall of Languages
     “Taking Internships for Academic Credit”

     Tuesday, Jan. 27, 5 p.m., Room 233, Schine Student Center
     “Interviewing 101”

     Wednesday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m., Room 233, Schine Student Center
     “Building an Effective Résumé”

     Friday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m., Room 101, Hall of Languages
     “Interviewing 101”

February presentations will include topics such as “Finding a Job in a Tough Job Market” and “Networking.”

These presentations will occur in addition to the regular “How to Succeed at Career Fair” and “Orangelink Orientation” workshops that the center offers in preparation for the spring Career Expo, which will take place on Feb. 5 with more than 80 employers expected to attend.

The center will also continue to offer customized workshops to student organizations, classes, departments and residence halls.


QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

- Dan Klamm
- Outreach and Marketing Coordinator
- Center for Career Services
- Phone: 443-7187
- Web: http://students.syr.edu/careerservices/  

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