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Welcome to Indiana University and welcome to the Career Development Center. We cannot wait to be a part of your journey and to support your exploration of all the majors and careers that may be a great fit for you. We know that things are going to be a little bit different this fall, but we're still here for you and we cannot wait to see how you become a part of the community here at IU. We have helped thousands of students start this journey. Every single one special to us, and every one unique. We could tell you all the ways that we help students here at the CDC, but we thought it would be even better for you to hear from some Hoosiers that came before you buy career coach really helped me look at college in a way that benefit the most from my career. And that is, that college is not a straight line. It's an opportunity for you to decipher and figure out what is the you want, what it is that you're good at, what your values are. And for me, my career coach was the person that helped facilitate that experience and that understanding of college. Really you can't lose. It was the best experience that I had for career coach is What are your greatest sources but also one of your best friends because they're always here to help you. I cannot emphasize you guys definitely take use of the career coaches. Some of the things my career coach has helped me with is landing summer internships, perfecting my resume, writing, cover letters. But most of all boosted my confidence. They've laid out all the options for me. I came into IU not knowing what I wanted to do. I was undecided and they helped me get involved with organizations that eventually led me to my major. So to all of the students that I'm talking to, go ahead and schedule a career coach, an appointment's just to introduce yourself, say hi, they love meeting new faces and they will always be there for you no matter what. At first, I felt completely behind my peers in terms of bringing myself and preparing for my professional future outside of college. But my career counselor worked with me to bolster my brand or my social media and my resume and come summer internship, application time. I felt extremely competent. Just a year ago. I didn't know what a career coach even was and now they're vital to my success in graduating. Meeting with your career coach will help you harness that sense of purpose and water into fruition through approaches that build upon your interests, values, and talents. My career coach helped me dream big enough to pursue the short-term goal of getting into an internship with an acceptance rate of 1 tenth of a percent in, I was able to get in. Now imagine how your career coach can help you achieve your short-term and long-term goals. I know it might be difficult to get these appointments, start it, and then you might not have an idea of where to begin. But the truth is that just setting up the appointment or even talking to someone about it is a really good first step to figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life.

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  • Explore and research career options, organize and prepare for job or internship search, strengthen application materials, or prepare for upcoming interviews. Whether you stay for 5 minutes or 2 hours, dedicated professional development time will help you get where you’re going, and you’re going places!

  • Meet Ascend Indiana and learn about how they can help you find an internship this summer! With more than 600 employer partners in Indiana, Ascend is a great (& free) resource to take advantage of.

    During this event, you will learn how to set up your profile on the Ascend Network and apply for internship opportunities on it. This event is a great fit for anyone who is looking for an internship in Summer 2023- all classes are welcome.

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