While I’m excited about being in my final year of my program, it’s a bit overwhelming trying to choose places for my placement. In the public relations program, we are required to complete two placements — one in the non-profit sector and one in the corporate/agency sector.
Does your program have a placement or internship component? If so, I strongly urge you to seek out advice from Career Services. Book an appointment with one of the advisors (Anna is INCREDIBLE!) and they can help you understand what employers are looking for.
These wonderful people will help you improve your resume, cover letter, portfolio, interview techniques and even your LinkedIn profile, for all you social media buffs out there. Another great thing that they do are mock interviews. During these sessions, an advisor will ask you the tough questions that you may be asked during an interview and give you feedback on how you answered and how you can improve.
I am so thankful that I booked an appointment with Anna earlier this semester. Her pointers on how to improve my resume, portfolio and cover letters really helped me feel more confident going into my interviews and talking about my work.
Career Services is free to all students, so book your appointment today by visiting the Hired Portal!
Matisse Hamel-Nelis, Class of 2015
Originally posted on http://experience.durhamcollege.ca/