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February 28, 2023 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

March comes in like a Lion… 

Well, ok. Today is technically not March. But we’re close, huh? And the weather could sure fool everyone in terms of what season we’re in. Seriously… Spring? Summer? Winter?? Who knows. 

With this wild change in seasons (and crazy early allergies) thoughts often turn to the summer, or the great beyond (life after graduation, that is). This can bring up many a thought of panic in students. Let me tell you that there is no need to panic. I know that it seems like everyone has a job or an internship, but I can tell you that by the volume of students we’re seeing at Cawley, that is just plain not true. Besides, all you see/hear are people who have successes – you don’t really see someone on Healey Lawn yelling about their lack of a job or internship, right?

All that being said, Spring Break comes at a great time for getting prepared to look for that internship or job. Why is that? 
Unlike other industries, the majority of positions in the public service realm aren’t posted on any schedule. So – what that means, dear jobseeker, is that you haven’t ‘missed it.’ A lot of organizations in my industries post internships approximately one semester ahead of time, and jobs as they have need. So if you are looking for a summer internship, you are right on cue. Looking for a job? Now is the time to favorite employers in Handshake, set up job alerts in USAJobs and Google, and start looking. Basically anything posted at this point is fair game. And many employers will have entry-level jobs open up during the late spring and summer months as people in those entry level jobs leave, get promoted, or go on to school. So no job by graduation? You will likely have one by the end of the summer (ahem barring any unforeseen events – thank you covid). 

But before you rush off to apply, definitely take some time to look at what your needs are post graduation. It can be tempting to jump right into a job or an internship. And perhaps those bills are looming and it is necessary to do so. If you can, I highly recommend to take a bit of a break between the end of the semester or college, before you start that job or internship. Your brain will thank you! 

As always, I am here to help brainstorm ideas, look at industries, demystify hiring myths and more. And I am doing virtual appointments during break. Above all, though, do take this time to get in some R&R so that you can finish the second half of the semester strong. 


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  • Giuliana Pence, Digital Strategist at The Pew Charitable Trusts
    • Thursday, March 16th, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Ianthe Metzger, Director of State Advocacy Communications at Planned Parenthood
    • Friday, March 17th, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Please note that this is a sampling of opportunities with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

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