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Attention 2012 grads! The Office of Career Development would like to know more about the Class of 2012. Hearing about your activity since graduation is important to us, and it will help us better serve you as a graduate as well as improve our services and better meet the needs of current students and alumni. Please complete the Undergraduate Follow-up Questionnaire.
The Office of Career Development at Chestnut Hill College provides information and guidance on careers, professions, employment, and graduate school opportunities for current and prospective students as well as alumni.
All of our information is posted to our learning management system, Blackboard - the site is called "Career Development".
Matriculated students with Blackboard accounts can access it through http://chc.Blackboard.com. This site offers information about career planning, job/internship searching, resume writing, graduate school applications, and upcoming events. (For more information regarding enrollment in the Career Development site of Blackboard, contact Nancy Dachille).
Career Development also coordinates the College’s Experiential Education program. Workshops are offered on resume writing, interviewing and job-search skills, and many other career-related topics.
Search the resources below to help you discover—as well as create—the career path you’ve always wanted.
Career Connections (CARE 101: Career Connections) began as an innovative mentor program linking students with successful alumnae/i to learn more about potential professions and careers. It is a non-academic credit required for graduation. The program has expanded to include other career related opportunities such as internships, part-time positions, and other relevant experiences.
The following options will complete your Career Connections requirements:
- Internship or Co-op: Experiential education opportunity that provide practical career-related work experience
- Job Shadow with Alumni Mentors or other Professionals: Volunteers that offer to host a student for a half or full-day experience to learn about a particular career field
- Part-time Job in your field of interest or related industry
- Road-Trip or Group Site Visit with Career Development
- Informational Interview: A conversation, similar to a job interview, but instead of the employer interviewing you, you get to ask questions of the professional about his/her background, skills, education, and job responsibilities
- Career Success Course: Six week-long session with Career Development staff that address interviewing, résumé building, and other career topics
- Attendance at a career-related event (such as, law school panel, information session with employer interaction, etc.)
Unsure if your opportunity would fulfill your Career Connections requirement? Come into the Career Development to speak with someone! All experiences must be approved.
Considering Graduate or Professional School? Keep up with the latest information on www.graduateguide.com, www.GradSchools.com and www.Gradview.com. Career Development also offers resources that help with the graduate school testing process. Kaplan Inc. visits each semester to provide practice tests and other related workshops.
Social Media Resources
Griffins Go To Work: Getting ready for life after college can seem like a daunting, or even scary undertaking. Griffins Go To Work is an Alumni run blog about life after college, particularly the job search. Conceptualized by Career Development, this blog is a way for Alums of Chestnut Hill College to convey to the current students and recent graduates what they will encounter when looking for a job. In Career Development, we are always looking for ways to link the world of learning with the world of work. Any alums interested in blogging about the job search, internships, a year of service, or what it is like to be employed, please contact Nancy Dachille.