Student Newsletter – KELLEY JUNIORS & SENIORS – LET’S FINISH STRONG!

March 22, 2022

Join us for our first-ever “Kelley UCS Junior + Senior Week” today through Friday! We have:

  • A dedicated UCS podcast episode for Juniors + Seniors dropping today;
  • Virtual one-hour, quick-question help desk via Instagram (all week long @KelleyUCS and @KelleyUCSCoaches) from 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. EST;
  • FREE popcorn from PopKorn
  • FREE #KelleyHired swag when you report your internship/full-time/graduate school opportunities on our website!

With more than 10,000 internship and full-time opportunities on Handshake for you to check out and take advantage of the just-in-time recruiting timeline, we’re dedicating this week for Juniors + Seniors to celebrate, help, and support to finish off the spring semester strong!

MEET OTHER MEMBERS OF THE KELLEY FAMILY: SAVE THE DATE FOR COMPANY ROUNDTABLES

In partnership with the Kelley Office of Development & Engagement, take advantage of the opportunity to connect with members of the Kelley family during a company roundtables event on April 1. Participants will include members of the Kelley Parent Council representing their companies and Kelley juniors and seniors. Invitations will be sent later this week.

“BUT I DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE”

Oh yes you do! If you are feeling discouraged about your search for an internship or full-time job due to a lack of experience, it is time to re-frame your thinking! Consider your extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, and volunteer experiences from high school and the experiences and classroom projects that you have been engaged with at IU. There continue to be opportunities to get involved here at IU and it is these collective extracurricular and academic experiences that have given you qualities and skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, leadership, customer service, and analytical skills that many employers are looking for. The key is to know what skills your target employers are seeking and mapping your experiences to these skills. This article – “How to Get Hired with No Experience – provides some good tips for how to align your skills with hiring companies during your search process.

FINDING JOB SHADOW OPPORTUNITIES

Several companies have posted job shadow opportunities in Handshake. Job Shadows are categorized under “Experiential Learning” in Handshake and are great opportunities to learn more about a day in the life at a particular company or what it’s like to work in a specific role. To find these opportunities, click on the “Jobs” tab. Click on “All filters” -> “+More” ® Experiential Learning.

ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE PREBYS CAREER CENTER

Have a virtual interview or a call coming up? We have media quality space in the Prebys Center for your next virtual interview or employer conversation. Stop by the UCS Front Desk or email KelleyUCS@iu.edu to reserve a room in advance.

REPORT YOUR OFFER & GET “KELLEY HIRED” SWAG

If you have secured an internship or full-time offer or have made the decision to go to graduate school next year, congratulations! Please report your offer on our website. The UCS collects employment statistics on behalf of the school and this information is helpful for current and prospective students, as well as employers. Be assured that any information you report, is strictly confidential and reported only in aggregate.

Once you have reported your offer or grad school decision, come by the UCS to pick up your free “Kelley Hired” t-shirt, cap, or mug.

CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO BOOTH

While you’re in the Prebys Center, check out the cool photo booth to snap a picture and share your celebration! Ask for directions at the Front Desk. Be sure to also post on social media with your new swag and tag @KelleyUCS #KelleyHired to be featured in our stories.

UNFILTERED CAREER SEARCH (UCS) PODCAST

The Unfiltered Career Search podcast is back for Season 2! Created by Kelley UCS peer coaches, JP, Michelle, Shiv & Hannah, the podcast takes a bi-weekly dive into topics surrounding career, college recruiting, and the struggles that come with it all. Last six weeks after spring break until the end of the semester goes by fast and can be one of the most stressful times in recruiting, especially for juniors and seniors. In this week’s episode with Kelley UCS Junior + Senior Week in mind, JP tackles the topic of “Finding Motivation after Spring Break and Prioritizing Mental Wellness” with two guests who share helpful tips to get you through the last stretch of spring semester!

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

By Eunice Donovan
Eunice Donovan Career Coach