Hello students. My name is Linda Peacock-Landrum and I am director of UW-Green Bay Career Services. I hope that spring semester 2021 has gone well for you.
I want to take a moment to just remind you that Career Services is here to support you in your efforts as you search for an internship, you search for a postgraduate position, or if you are thinking about attending graduate and professional school after graduation.
I want to remind you to use Handshake. Handshake is our campus online system to post all opportunities for students. It does include graduate assistantship opportunities as well and you will find all of our events and programs listed there.
Just as a highlight for you for today I do want to share with you that there were over 3,100 internships and jobs posted that were in Wisconsin, and we’ve got about 4,000 jobs that were in Wisconsin. For a post-graduate opportunity, you can log into handshake using your UW-Green Bay email address.
It’s important for you to be on top of these things if you need any assistance in using Handshake. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our staff. We’ve been very effective meeting virtually with students using Teams.
Finally, I just want to give some tips to some students who might be a little anxious about doing virtual interviews. It really is a great experience to have. We actually are offering a virtual mock interview day in April on the 14th and 15th for all students, and then very specifically for student teachers on April 20th and April 22nd.
In preparation for a virtual interview, be sure to test the platform, make sure you’re comfortable with it. Give some thought to what is your background and your surroundings, if you need to sort of have a background inserted electronically, or if you want to create one in your space that’s fine. Make sure that it is an area that is removed from unusual sounds, possibly pets or other individuals that you might be in your household with will not be available during that time.
Then just do your normal preparation as you would for any type of interview that would be coming up. This would include anything in the terms of looking your best, having appropriate professional attire, doing some good preparation in advance, looking at some sample questions, knowing that job description, position description, knowing the organization that is going to offer the opportunity for you. Those are all things that are critical in preparing for any type of interview, whether it be face-to-face or it be virtual.
So just a reminder Career Services is here for you to offer that assistance as you navigate this transition from college to career in terms of securing and looking for an internship as well as for postgraduate employment.
Thanks again, have an enjoyable remainder of spring semester, and go Phoenix!