Seniors looking to work on their digital appeal can head to Rough Draft on Nov. 2 for advice on how to look their best on the internet.
“We want to teach students how to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and related platforms,” Assistant Director of Career Services Sophia Donohoe said.
Career Services decided to start this series as the senior class each year typically needs assistance with employment, as well as in other aspects. Seniors are encouraged to pre-register on Handshake for the event, although it is not required. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and attendees can purchase their first drink at half-price.
Donohoe said many potential employers review the web presence of prospective employees, and photos of drunkenness or drug use can hurt one’s ability to get a job. She said social media is a valuable tool for finding jobs, based on her experience with her first internship, which she found on Facebook.
This event is the first in a series directed toward helping seniors prepare for life after Hillsdale. Upcoming events focus on interview tips, financial soundness, and what people wish they knew before graduation.
“Career services decided to start this series as the senior class each year typically needs assistance with employment, as well as in other aspects,” senior and career services employee Maria Theisen said in an email. “For example, current juniors or underclassmen are not yet concerned with how to budget once graduating, but the seniors very likely are.”