Nov. 8, 2017 – Newbury’s Experiential Education and Career Services Office helps students get real world experience in careers they love as well as become professionally competent to succeed after graduation. Larinda Cole, the Director of Experiential Education and Career Services, can help students at every step of the internship or job application process, from gathering information to applying directly though CareerConnect.
She says, “Students should stop by the Career Services Center for tips on job search strategies, resume workshops, interview practice, and career counseling. Log into CareerConnect to review and apply directly to jobs and internship opportunities posted from local and national companies or log into D2L/Brightspace and use the resources located under Experiential Education & Career Services for formatting resumes, cover letters, and more.”
In addition to offering individual appointments, the Career Services office hosts Career, Internship and Graduate School Fairs as well as Career Panels and information sessions. Newbury emphasizes the importance of internships and hands-on experience, encouraging all students to pursue as many of these opportunities as they can.
This semester, the Career Services Office organized an Internship & Graduate School Fair on October 17. Companies and organizations such as Brookline Police Department, U.S. Department of Labor, Walgreens, YOTEL Boston, and Ethos as well as graduate schools including Framingham State, Merrimack College, Northeastern, and Lesley University participated in the fair. Students were able to get information about internship opportunities and graduate school programs and make connections with professionals in the fields.
Other departments on campus become involved in helping students with their post graduate plans. Newbury’s Alumni Office and Sport Management Department organized a successful Sport Industry Career Panel on September 21. Participants included professionals from Boston University Men’s Hockey, the Boston Breakers, NBC Sports and 98.5 The Sports Hub.
During the event, alumnus Milton Ricaurte ’16, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist, gave advice on following your career dreams: “Every day you wake up and look at the big picture you have in mind and just follow through.”
The Alumni Office also organized a Human Services Career Panel with participants from Human Resources, Hospitality, Development, Health Care, Recruiting, and more. They spoke on how to make the most of your career, starting with your education. Alumnus Lilo Altali ’16, Director of Admission at Mill City Grows, said to current students, “Don’t let your degree define you. You get to define your degree. Electives are gold—use them! You can mold your degree to make it your own.”
Newbury’s career-oriented education, grounded in the liberal arts, allows students to experience an interdisciplinary education, gaining knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of fields throughout their lives. Newbury’s mission is to prepare students to be ready for the ever-changing 21st century workforce and the Experiential Education and Career Services Office is a valuable resource in that process.
About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.
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