Welcome! Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Career | 0 comments

Welcome to our first-year and newest transfer students! The Fulton Schools Career Center professional staff and our team of undergraduate and graduate peer career coaches are looking forward to meeting you and working with you.

Bonus tips for those who are experiencing our weather for the first time:

  1. Stay hydrated! I am sure that everyone is telling you this. We are serious. Drink lots of water and carry it with you.
  2. The best way to get from one place to another is not necessarily the most direct route. Look for shade and walk through air-conditioned buildings whenever possible.
  3. This is only temporary. Gorgeous weather will be here soon.

Welcome back to all of our returning students! We missed you. We are looking forward to hearing about your most recent accomplishments when we help you to update your resumes.

Initially, all of you are going to be busy adjusting to new schedules, classes and professors. The fall recruiting season will be here before you know it. Campus recruiters are already posting positions in Handshake and making plans to visit campus.

The Fulton Schools Fall Career Fair will take place on September 25, 26 and 27. Rapid resume reviews by employers will take place on three Friday afternoons: September 7, 14 and 21. We are still finalizing our schedule of presentations and office hours. I will be sharing more information with you in the near future.
Have fun reconnecting with your friends and making new ones. Plan to come and see us soon!


Joyce Donahue is a career counselor in the Fulton Schools Career Center. She is a Certified Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association.

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Vacations are important! Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Career |

I recently pulled out a calendar to work on some activity planning for fall and realized that we are only about four weeks away from the start of the fall 2018 semester. Over the past few months, you might have been busy with an internship, summer job, research project, classes, competition, study abroad, volunteering or travel. Learning new things, building skills and professional networking can be the result of a variety of experiences.

Soon, I’ll be writing about getting ready for the upcoming semester and talking about the events we are planning. Today, I want to step away from my usual “to-do” lists of career planning and job search strategies and talk about taking a break. Have you had a vacation this summer?

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