By Br. Montie Chavez
SAN ANTONIO—Graduation is fast approaching, and during this time, Our Lady of the Lake students could face many challenges. What should students do?
The Center for Career Development and Testing is an invaluable resource available to students and alumni. Located in the main building, room 123 the CCDT helps teach job search strategy and interview techniques, as well as provide professional outfits to students to use for interviews. Students are also able to receive help job searching and upgrading resumes. The CCDT will also help students with headshot if they setup an appointment.
Demetril Mitchell-Hebert, assistant director of the CCDT highlighted the importance of a resume saying, “It’s important that a student has a resume because it highlights their skills and their abilities and all the marketable skills they have developed here at OLLU. Not necessarily just at OLLU but also externally such as volunteering, internships, these are some of the skills they want to take as they transfer to the workforce.”
Incoming senior Alex Escobar commented on the resources available saying, “I think that having this option of going in and working on your resume with professionals really helps out students when it comes time to apply for jobs after graduation.”
Mitchell-Hebert also highlighted an online career center students have access to; Handshake. This service allows students to upload resumes and portfolios. Students can also network with students and potential employers and be paired with compatible jobs based on a created profile. This is in addition to a job board in the hallway between Moye and the main building.
“Use the services that are available to you,” Mitchell-Hebert said. “Come in to visit, know what to wear and what to say in an interview.”
For more information, students can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their webpage at ollusa.edu/careerdevelopment.