In our visit today, Carol Woodruff provided us with an excellent overview of the many services provided by the Career Center. Her presentation highlighted significant issues such as resume & cover letter writing, etiquette training for job interviews, searching for jobs through Pirate Jobs & O-Net, and Networking. She also had the students complete a “hand-shaking” exercise which emphasized how to greet a potential employer.
Overall, the major purpose in setting up this site visit at the Career Center is to give all my students an opportunity to take advantage of all the services related to the Career Center but also to get my students more prepared in finding a job. This is one way in which I try to get all of my anthropology students to “professionalize” themselves now as opposed to later. Of course, I had a lot of fun again!