One of the most important questions a lot of people ask before going to college is “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?” College is a great way to get educated for your future career, but the career itself is the end goal; school is primarily a means to that end. What a lot of people don’t realize, however, is just how much a school like Rowan can do to help you get a job.
The help you’ll receive from Rowan University won’t be limited to just the classroom. The teachers and staff at Rowan genuinely want to see you succeed, both in school and in your life after college. There are a number of options available for students to get help with finding a job, both while you’re a student and after you graduate.
Rowan has a Career Management Center designed to help students old and new find the best job they can get. They offer help with resumes, advice on how to succeed in an interview, tips on the best places to look for jobs, and ways to make yourself stand out from other job applicants. They also hold career fairs where employers come to campus to meet with students about finding employment and internships.
On-campus networking can also lead to valuable opportunities. When students and teachers alike learn about employers that are hiring, they share the information with their fellow Rowan classmates. I myself found a summer internship through a professor at Rowan, who was eager to offer the first chance at the internship to students in her class. Since I’d already worked with her all semester, she knew that I was hardworking, reliable, and have a positive attitude. Our existing relationship through school made it way easier to get the position than if I had applied at an unknown company with a total stranger.
All of these options also remain available to Rowan alumni, after you graduate and for the rest of your life. Even years after graduating, if you need to find a new job, are considering pursuing a different career path, or want to update your resume.
These options aren’t limited to after graduation, either. As a senior at Rowan, I’m already involved in a class dedicated to helping students find jobs and explore their career options. Additionally, students can find on-campus jobs to help them pay for tuition and gain work experience before graduation. Some of my fellow Rowan classmates currently work at the Rowan writing and tutoring center, at the Student Center help desk, and as graduate assistants, among other things. The school keeps a listing of available job opportunities for faculty positions, and often teachers will recommend talented students when a student job position becomes available.
Everyone knows that college is an important step towards succeeding in a future career. But before I started at Rowan, I never realized that the school wasn’t just a single step along that path… it’s also a great place to get help getting started on the next step.