As winter break quickly approaches, excitement for the end of exams and deadlines brings a smile. Although winter break is a good time to relax, don't forget to take advantage of some key opportunities for your professional development.
Winter break is a great time to reflect on your past semester at Seton Hall.
- What new things did you do?
- Did you declare a new major or minor?
- Did you take a class that inspired you?
- Is there is something you have been meaning to do (start that LinkedIn profile) or questions you still have (is this the right major for me?)
If you create a short list of goals for the Winter Break, we have a feeling you will come back in January feeling even more refreshed!
Here are some tips on ways you can make the most of your Winter Break:
Network, Network, Network!
Even virtual meetings with friends and family presents lots of networking opportunities. Think about some questions you may want to ask that focus on careers. Is there someone in your family who changed careers and you wonder how the risk paid off? Does your uncle have a position you have always been curious about? What does your cousin, who recently graduated from college, recommend you try before graduating? Now's the time to ask!
Update Your Resume
Winter Break is a great time to revise your resume! Use your free time to reflect on all you have done this semester and include it on your resume. And don't forget to update your LinkedIn profile, (or fit in time to finally create an account!)
Schedule Informational Interviews
Thinking about becoming an attorney? Considering switching your major to public relations? If you're interested a particular field, but are unsure of what to expect, informational interviewing can be great activities over the break.
Explore that list of family and friends you planned to connect with over the break. Contact them as soon as possible to plan to ask what a typical workday is really like. And don't forget about Seton Hall alumni, who can be great contacts. Locate them on Pirate Connect, our exclusive platform for Seton Hall students and alumni.
We hope to hear more about all you learn over your Winter Break when we return in January! Questions? Contact The Career Center at email@example.com.