The Career Development Office was busy during the spring semester working with students to help them in their online job search. From mock interviews with Dominican alumni, daily opportunities to work with career development assistants to develop Handshake accounts, and one-on-one resume reviews, the office was ready to support, encourage, and advise students.
“The job search landscape has changed dramatically, but employers are still hiring and looking for new graduates,” says Stacy Davidson, director of the Career Development Office and lead integrative coach. “It’s even more important now for students to engage with employers online. We are here to encourage students and provide the resources they need to be successful.”
Handshake Profile Pop-Ups
The office worked with students remotely (Zoom, Hangout) on ways to jumpstart the job search by creating a Handshake account and profile. A career development assistant worked with students to develop a profile and search for available jobs.
Mondays: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Contact email@example.com for appointment.
Tuesdays: noon-1:30 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment
Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-noon Contact email@example.com for appointment Thursdays: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment
Fridays: 11 a.m.-noon Contact email@example.com for appointment
Mock Interview Day
On April 18, the Career Development and Alumni Engagement departments invited students to prepare for that all-important job interview by attending this event from 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dominican alumni interviewed students and then provided immediate feedback on their interview. Interested students could sign up by completing this link. A remote access link was shared with all registered participants prior to the event. Questions? E-mail Stacy Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handshake “Ask Me Anything”
Weekdays through April 17, students could access the latest career advice during Handshake’s daily “Ask Me Anything” sessions for students. Any student who created a Handshake account had access to the hour-long sessions that took place at noon PST/3 p.m. EST. Once a student logged into the session, they could use the “raise hand” functionality in Zoom to ask questions. There was no limit to how many sessions a student could attend.