Questions Frequently Asked by Alumni

Q: I've just been "down-sized" by my company. I haven't looked for a job in 10 years! How do I begin looking for a job? And what computer skills will I need to be marketable?

A: In this day and age, computer skills are a must! Microsoft® Windows Office Suite is usually what employers look for, in addition to any computer skills specific to your career. Make an appointment with your Career Consultant to help map out a plan and/or attend our workshops and events.

Q: I've been a nurse for two years and am already burned out by the long hours. I love my job but I can't keep up this pace. Do you have any suggestions?

A: You may want to consider moving to a less hectic unit or move on to using your nursing degree in another environment. Also, schedule an appointment with your Career Consultant to discuss additional possibilities.

Q: I graduated in 2000 with a degree in Communications and am currently working in the Human Resources department of a medium-size company. I would like to move into Marketing, whether with this company or another. How do you suggest I proceed?

A: First, make an appointment with your Career Consultant to determine the best path to take to make your move into Marketing. After assessing your skills and experience, you'll be able to determine the next step. In any event, meeting first with your Career Consultant is a must.

As you can see, the theme of this information leads you to make an appointment through Handshake with your Career Consultant. If you do not yet have an account on Handshake, please request one through the web site. 

If you have any questions or need clarification, please call the Center for Career Development at 412.396.6644 for more information.