All my friends say…

Are you a senior in SBS, and lots of your friends in CICS or Isenberg are deep in the job application/interviewing process, or already have accepted offers?

Are you feeling stressed by this?  Take a breath, and then take note:

Different industries recruit at different times!  If you want to go into the tech or finance / consulting world of work, then yes, early fall is the heavy recruiting season for those jobs, and we highly recommend you come see us to get your resume reviewed and develop a strategy.  If you want to go into those fields and missed this, companies will still be posting jobs throughout the year.  There’s even a virtual career fair this afternoon where Fidelity, Oracle, (our two largest employers) and others are recruiting. Register, and then you can sign up to meet with employers. All is not lost. Come see us!

Not interested in tech or finance?  There are other industries recruiting now (check the upcoming career fair employer lists to get a sense of this), but MANY industries do their recruiting later in the year.  Non-profits, most media & communications companies, law firms, and others will do most of their recruiting beginning in the winter and spring.  So if those are your areas of interest, take a breath, and know that you are right where you are supposed to be!

Any company or organization can post a job at any time of the year, but industries tend to have seasons in which they recruit.

Check out our industry recruiting timeline here.

Wherever your interests lie, you are going to need a resume!  If you’ve never had your resume reviewed, drop in to the SBS Pathways Center (128 Thompson) and meet with a Peer Advisor M-Th 10:00am-4:30pm, or F 10:00 am-1:30 pm.  It’s a good idea to do this now, so you are ready to go when your dream job comes along!  If you feel your resume is in OK shape – make an appointment to meet with us, or send your resume to for review.  We may still ask you to come in.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences