Written by CCA Intern Lauren Sullivan ’23 and part of the Law, Government, and Public Service Career Community.
As a junior at Bucknell, the prospect of job search can be very overwhelming and time consuming. Knowing students have busy schedules and need information quickly, Bucknell’s Career Center has put all their information in one place: The 24/7 Center for Career Advancement Moodle Page.
Here, you can find information on how to work with the Career Center, as well as links to various different resources to aid you in your job/internship search process. The best part about it: it’s available to you all of the time, even when the Career Center is closed. So, if you’re a night owl like me, this would be a great resource for you to check out. Here’s what you can find on the Center for Career Advancement Moodle Page:
Section 1: How To Work With Us
Like I mentioned above, it can be hard to know where to start with the Career Center. You may have questions about how to schedule appointments, when a specific counselor is available to meet with you, or what to expect when you have a meeting. No matter what your intended career path, there is someone in the Career Center who is ready to work with you! You can find answers to all of these questions in the How to Work With Us section on Moodle. Here’s specifically what you can find:
- A link that brings you directly to Handshake, which is where you can schedule appointments.
- Contact information to call or email the Career Center.
- General guidelines on what to expect during your meeting
Section 2: Career Basics
This section links to a separate page covers topics on Career Exploration and Decision Making, Resumes & Cover Letters, Interviewing, Gaining Experience and Search Strategies, and finally information about transitioning to Alumni.
Section 3: Career Communities
Bucknell’s Career Communities are organized by industry, not major, and provide an opportunity to connect to specific, tailored industry resources and programs. Check out these pages for esources and recordings of programs highlighting alumni and parent guests discussing their industry experiences.
Section 4: Networking
Networking is one of the most important tools in your job search process, and it’s never too early to start. Creating a strong network of people allows you to have access to all different types of opportunities. Bucknell’s Career Center knows this, and they have provided some resources to help you in creating a strong network. These resources include:
- Bucknell’s LinkedIn Page
- Bucknell Connect: The Alumni Directory
- Recorded conversations with Bucknell alumni on how to create your network
- Various handouts on navigating networking
Section 5 Graduate and Professional School
Many Bucknellians choose to continue their education in higher level programs, such as graduate or other Professional Schools. The fifth part of Bucknell Center for Career Advancement’s 24/7 Moodle Page highlights this path for students. It includes resources such as:
- Handouts for students interested in attending graduate school
- A list of advisors available at Bucknell for graduate school by different disciplines
- Recorded lectures with experienced individuals on strategies for navigating applying and attending graduate school
Section 6: Recruiting and Employer Activity
Knowing how to interact with employers through the recruiting process and finding employers searching for employees is a crucial aspect for job seekers. Under this section, you can find links to upcoming fairs and events with prospective employers through Bucknell’s Handshake. You can also find links to handouts, videos, and other resources that will help you be the strongest candidate for prospective employers.