Career Crossings Office prepares students in planning for future

first_imgTo equip Saint Mary’s women with resources and tools to guide them in planning for their lives after graduation, the Career Crossings Office (CCO) is hosting a variety of events this week to help students to start thinking about their future. Sarah Enck, assistant director of CCO, said the goal of this week is focused on what students in each respective class year need the most to set them up for career success.“Many students will come into our office for individual meetings with similar questions, and those questions revolve around feeling prepared for the next steps in their career journey,” Enck said. “We think these events are important for students, especially at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, because we can talk to a group who may be struggling with the same things and have similar questions and they can find support from us and in one another.”This is the tenth consecutive year CCO has hosted the Junior and Senior Startup events. Enck said two years ago CCO introduced Sophomore Springboard to help guide sophomores in deciding their majors and prepare them for junior year.“Each year brings a different level of preparedness: sophomore year – officially choosing their major and feeling good about their resume; junior year – understanding the process of searching and landing an internship; senior year – gearing up for careers or graduate school after graduation,” she said. “By hosting these events during the second week of classes we hope students have a little more time and space to think and prepare because they haven’t quite been immersed into a busy semester yet.”In addition to these opportunities, CCO offers various opportunities and programs throughout the academic year to assist students in writing resumes, learning about internships, preparing for interviews, and talking about future career paths. All of these opportunities are available to students without a scheduled appointment, Enck said.“Every week we have open hours on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – noon and Thursdays from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.” she said. “We have Coffee and Career Chat in the Spes Atrium from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Wednesday. We will also be hosting our Career and Internship Fair on September 12 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. in the Angela Athletic Center. We would love students to come and talk with the employers about internship and job opportunities.”Enck said these events have provided a great way for the CCO to maintain a presence on campus and make the organization more available to students. Prompting students to begin thinking about their options for the future at the beginning of the academic year allows them to get a good idea of what is needed from them to achieve their goals, to plan ahead and to ask for support when they need it, Enck explained.“We would love to have students come to these events,” she said. “It really helps to get similar students together to cover this information and help them feel more confident for life after graduation. We really hope that students go away with a solid game plan for the school year and feel confident in the resources they need for success.”Tags: Career Crossings Office, Career Prepartion, Internships, saint mary’slast_img read more

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Balinese delight to go to auction

first_img14 St Andrews Close, KirwanThe home is positioned .4 hectares of land in a premium pocket of Kirwan, has been immaculately maintained and has more than 400sq m of under-roof space.About Town Real Estate Townsville agent Anthony Dare said homes in that part of Kirwan were on larger blocks. 14 St Andrews Close, KirwanA KIRWAN home reminiscent of a Balinese resort will be sold under the hammer on July 14.The four-bedroom, three- bathroom home at 14 St Andrews Close will go to auction on site at 11am. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 202014 St Andrews Close, Kirwan“There is a lot of larger allotments there and the homes aren’t your standard spec homes,” he said.“They all have architectural features.“This home would suit families and extended families because there is two distinct wings and then you have a central living and dining area, so it is very family friendly orientated.“The size under roof is very generous but it still has a welcoming intimate feel so it’s not echoey. 14 St Andrews Close, Kirwan 14 St Andrews Close, Kirwan“Interest has been very strong, mainly from families.”The home has a formal entry with granite floors and the gourmet kitchen overlooks the polished timber floor living areas.The manicured gardens have a bore pump, a four-bay garage, a pool with waterfall and spa and a circular driveway, which leads to the entrance of the home. It will be open for inspection on Sunday, 1-1.45pm and Wednesday, 5.30-6pm. For more information call Mr Dare on 0455 859 528. last_img read more

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Kanu Tips Moses for African Player of the Year Award

first_img“Moses has proved critics wrong. It is now left for CAF to do their rating,” Kanu told Sports Village Square. “As for me, he deserves the 2017 CAF award. Although the season is still on and no one can tell what future will be.“The likes of Aubameyang and Sadio Mane are dangerous to compete with but I still have a strong belief in the Nigeria forward. Despite playing out of position at Chelsea, he finds it easy to break opponents’ defence with ease. And if he keeps this fitness alive I see him becoming the next African footballer of the year.”Kanu, who is now 40, won the CAF Player of the Year award in 1996 and 1999. He represented Nigeria 87 times – scoring 12 goals in the process.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Legendary Nigeria forward Nwankwo Kanu has backed his countryman Victor Moses to win this year’s CAF Player of the Year accolade. The 26-year-old Moses has enjoyed his best season with Chelsea, who are the favourites to win this season’s English Premier League (EPL) title.However, former Arsenal star Kanu feels that the defender-cum-midfielder faces stiff competition from Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Senegalese Sadio Mane.last_img read more

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Chiefs expected to sign RB Charcandrick West, report says

first_imgThe report noted that West’s previous experience with the team and knowledge of their playbook helped him seal the deal.The Chiefs also had a “really good” visit with fellow rusher C.J. Anderson, but opted to go with the player who would have the easier transition. The move comes after Kansas City cut Kareem Hunt after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman in Cleveland in February. Hunt also is being investigated for a separate incident in which he allegedly punched a man in the face in June.West, 27, signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May 2014. He logged 26 carries for 999 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons with the team before being released in August.He signed with the Jets two days after he was cut, but was released just over a week later. Kansas City is recruiting a familiar face to fill its backfield void.The Chiefs are expected to sign running back Charcandrick West after he visited with the team over the weekend, NFL Media reported, citing sources informed of the decision. Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt speaks for first time since releasecenter_img Related News Kareem Hunt being investigated over separate punching incident, report sayslast_img read more

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