Professionalism

Fall 2017 CO-OP + CAREER Fair

Our second annual Fall CO-OP + CAREER Fair was held on Tuesday, October 3rd from 2:30pm – 6:00pm in both Watson Auditorium and Tansey Gymnasium. This was the first time we held this event in two locations, with 214 employers in attendance. …

By Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development
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The Benefits of Co-op Institute

It’s fall of your junior year at Wentworth and what’s looming over your head? Co-op search. You have no idea how to get started and you’re already busy with classes. Instead of waiting until the last minute and scrambling to …

By Ria Kalinowski
Ria Kalinowski Assistant Director, Advising & Career Education Ria Kalinowski
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So, You Want to Go to Graduate School…

More and more students these days are telling me they want to go to graduate school. And they’re saying it earlier on in their collegiate careers. Before you jump on the grad school bandwagon, it’s important to a) ask yourself …

By Lauren Creamer
Lauren Creamer Assistant Director Lauren Creamer
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Choosing an Employer

A corporate employer or start up? Which is the right fit?

Larger corporations typically offer stability, regular hours, better pay, clearly defined roles and well-established support. Start-ups, on the other hand, tend to be more flexible about work hours, often …

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20 Tips for Networking and Navigating a Conference

Conferences can be intimidating – whether you’ve been to them in the past or not. Here are some fool proof tips for conference newbies and veterans alike.

Know your audience. What type of conference is it? Who will be there? Professionals? …

By Lauren Creamer
Lauren Creamer Assistant Director Lauren Creamer
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Discovering Your Strengths

In order to develop a career that really suits you, it’s important to have a basic knowledge of your key strengths. Your strengths are your talents/gifts that come naturally and easily to you. There are many assessments you can take …

By Janel Juba
Janel Juba CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Janel Juba
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Networking: Keeping a Cool Head When You Think You Might Just Sweat Through Your Shirt

Even the idea of networking can be intimidating to students as they begin their co-op or job searches. In fact, speaking the word networking can bring on a cold sweat to the introvert in us all, but it is important …

By Jer Jurma
Jer Jurma CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Jer Jurma
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Cover Letters: Why and How

Cover letters…does anyone actually read these? Why, yes! Many do! While we cannot predict which hiring managers read cover letters and which do not, we do know for certain that those that read them really care! Hiring managers like a …

By Caitlin Brison
Caitlin Brison CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Caitlin Brison
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How to Answer the “Greatest Weakness” Question

Sometimes a painful moment arises in an interview: My pulse is racing, my palms are sweaty, and my grasp on my vocabulary is slipping. Now you want me to talk about my greatest weakness? Really?

Why do hiring managers ask …

By Becky Smith
Becky Smith Senior CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Becky Smith
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Meet the Staff: Robbin Beauchamp

I have been the Director of CO-OPS + CAREERS at Wentworth since September 2014. I joined Wentworth knowing that I wanted to work with students who know what type of career they aspire to having and are dedicated to getting it. I …

By Robbin Beauchamp
Robbin Beauchamp Director Robbin Beauchamp
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