Liberal Arts Career NetWORK

Navigating the Job Market with LACN’s Sharon Belden Castonguay

On Tuesday, September 30 from 9-10am PST, Dr. Sharon Belden Castonguay, Executive Director of Wesleyan University’s Gordon Career Center and Executive Chair of the Liberal Arts Career Network, will be offering career and job hunting advice to help you:

– Decide what career or job is right for you
– Navigate the current job market
– Optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile
– Network from home
– Prepare for your next interview

Click here to attend the live session or watch a recorded video after the event.

The Launch Lab at Denison University

Situated in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Denison’s new Launch Lab brings together liberal arts students from Denison and businesses, organizations and start-ups. The Launch Lab is an extension of Denison’s Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, led by Director Hank Malin. See the full description of this program here.

Three LACN schools receive NACE Awards

Congratulations to the THREE LACN schools who received awards this year from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Brandeis University won in the Career Services Excellence / Small College category for “Integrating Career Services: Adopting a Career Framework”.

Middlebury College won in the Technology Excellence category for their Experiential Learning Lifecycle.

And Mount Holyoke College was a Member’s Choice Award finalist for their Career Carnival.

See the full descriptions of all the winning initiatives here:

Congratulations Brandeis, Middlebury and Mount Holyoke!

Career services offices help navigate the changing landscape of summer internships.

Joanna Nesbit (April 30, 2020). Coronavirus is upending internships for college students. Here’s what to do if yours was cancelled.

Internships have become a very important component to launching a successful career, and summer is a prime time for students to land an internship that will move them toward their career goals. The coronavirus has eliminated, or significantly altered, this experience for many students. Career services offices like the ones at Vassar and Hamilton College are offering support, advice and additional resources to help students navigate this challenging new landscape.

Finding ways to connect students with internship experiences in a pandemic.

Bridget Kranz. (April 23, 2020). The Owatanna. Advisors work to make internships remote, project-based as many disappear.

Tapping into alumni networks, connecting with local organizations and thinking creatively about short-term or project-based experiences are some of the ways advisors at schools like St. Olaf College are helping students obtain or sustain summer internship experiences in the midst of COVID-19.