Career and Internship Center has full events slate for spring semester

An informational pop-up session, the first event of the Career and Internship Center’s busy spring semester, highlights this week’s campus events calendar with the civilian students’ class ring celebration and a Shaw Outdoor Center bonfire.

The pop-up, running 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Wise Campus Center’s “fishbowl” lounge, will feature student representatives supplying information on Career and Internship Center programs and resources. (The pop-ups will recur at the same time and place on Jan. 18, Jan. 26 and March 1.)

As was reported last week, the center offers traditional job-hunting help, including résumé and cover letter reviews, job interview practice and jobs information. The center also offers mind mapping, group sessions and one-on-one meetings to help students explore passions, identify skills and values and how to intersect the three.

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Here are other Career and Internship Center highlights:

— Professional headshots: These sessions, producing photographs suitable for posting on the business networking website LinkedIn or the university’s own Norwich Network, will run 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 24 and March 2. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule.

— “Résumés that Rock”: These sessions will help students build résumés that include important job experience and align with students’ goals. Sessions will run at 1 p.m. Feb. 1; 3 p.m. Feb. 10; 11 a.m. Feb. 17; 3 p.m. Feb. 21 and 1 p.m. March 2. Students can have their résumés (after Career and Internship Center review and approval) printed for free during February. Students can sign up on Handshake.

— Business card giveaway: Students can enter to receive professionally designed business cards. Students can register on Handshake.

— Preparing for summer internships: 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in Wise Campus Center Room 228. This session will teach participants how to land these opportunities as Norwich University juniors and seniors.

— Job fair strategy: 4 to 5 p.m. March 3 in in Wise Campus Center Room 228. This session will coach students on what to wear and bring to a job fair, how to research potential employers and how to work the room for optimal networking and job finding. (Job fair pop-up sessions will run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14 through March 18 in the Wise Campus Center “fishbowl” lounge.)

Career and Internship Center Director Meghan Oliver said employer interest in Norwich graduates is high.

“We’ve got so many employers coming at us,” she said Monday. “I had three (employer calls) today alone.”

See the Career and Internship Center's Microsoft Sway page of events.

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RINGING IN: The civilian Class of 2022 will receive their rings in an invitation-only Civilian Ring Committee-directed event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Milano Ballroom.

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Norwich University civilian students look over ring designs in fall 2016. The civilian Class of 2022 will receive its class rings Friday night in Milano Ballroom. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Norwich’s civilian class ring tradition was started in 1990; the Corps of Cadets class ring tradition traces back to 1923. The tradition’s overall centennial starts with the Class of 2023’s rings, designs for which were revealed in October.

By tradition, Norwich’s rings feature a class crest on one side and Norwich University’s crest on the other. (The Norwich-crest side is also called the 1819 side, for the university-founding year.) Student committees solicit ideas and create class-side designs for both the Corps and civilian students.

GET OUT: The Campus Activities Board will hold a sledding and bonfire party with s’mores open to all students from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Shaw Outdoor Center. On Saturday at the Shaw Outdoor Center, the board will present a snowshoe trek workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Students can learn basic snowshoeing techniques and see Vermont’s wintry splendor. Dress warmly.

See a complete list of Norwich University activities.

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