By Alex Espinosa
The office of employer and alumni engagement has many events planned for the spring semester. The events, according to Moreen Mitchell, university director of employer and alumni engagement, will help students prepare for job interviews and create resumes that will impress future employers.
On Feb. 26, “How to Market Yourself as a Student Athlete” will be held at 5 p.m. in Hillwood Commons Room 221. On March 19, “LinkedIn/Social Media Workshop” will be held at 1 p.m. in Hillwood Commons Room 221.
A “Mock Interview Day” will be held on April 9 and April 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and a walk-in resume workshop will be held on April 16 and 17. Both events will be held in LIU Promise, Hillwood Commons, Room 270.
Brianna Licausi, a senior physical and health education major, said she is interested in attending the events.
“Something I struggle with is my resume, so if there is series on building resumes and what to put on it versus what not to put on it, I think that would be very useful,” she said.
Licausi also thought that mock interviews could be helpful. “I know I have problems with being shy in interviews, so I think it would be a great way to prepare for the future, and I think it’s a really good idea,” she said.
Charli Beshers, a sophomore education and math major, said she is also enthusiastic about the events.
“I think it’s a great idea and a great opportunity for students, especially those who don’t have family to help them or access to other people who can help them,” she said. “I think writing resumes can be very tricky especially for first time people who don’t know how to do it at all.” Beshers said the workshops are a great idea that will allow students the opportunity to perfect their resumes and become prepared for professional interview settings.
Nicole Trani, a junior nursing major, also said she feels the events would be good for students to attend.
“I definitely think that it’s important to have your resume, and having your college prepare you as far as schooling goes, but no one can really prepare you for getting a job and the techniques needed,” she said.
Of the mock interviews, Trani said they, “[The mock interviews] can help someone feel prepared especially since some college students don’t work at all,” Trani said. “When you graduate, you are getting a job that a lot of other people want, so you have to stand out.”