Career Development Workshops
Scheduled once per semester, this workshop series is designed to assist you in preparing for internships and employment. Completion of the CDW series is a prerequisite for enrolling in an internship. Some of the topics included are resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and business etiquette and dress. Click here for more information about the Career Development Workshop.
Information and resources to assist with resume writing may be found here. The ICSC also provides all students and alumni free access to a resume builder software program through the College Central Network (CCN) system. The CCN resume builder assists with formatting and provides content examples. It also enables students and alumni to have their approved resume available for employers to review and make direct contact. Once students have created a resume, they may schedule an appointment, email, or simply drop off their resumes/cover letters to be critiqued by the ICSC.
In this program students submit the job description of a position for which they would be interested in applying for in addition to the cover letter and resume they would normally send to apply for such a position. Once these materials are received by the ICSC, the student may schedule an appointment to come in for a mock interview for the position. The interview will be conducted by the ICSC Director or her designee, who will role-play as the hiring employer. Upon completion of the interview, the student will be given specific feedback regarding his/her strengths and areas of improvement in the interview setting. This program gives students a chance to practice and improve on their interview skills and is a great way to prepare for real interviews they will experience in the future during their job hunt. Contact the ICSC to arrange a mock interview. Typically two weeks of advance notice is required.
Wesleyan students are encouraged to participate in area career fairs in addition to the Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance (ENCCA) Career Fair that is held annually. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan and other eastern NC colleges, the ENCCA Career Fair is held in Raleigh, NC every February. Transportation to the event is available to students at the traditional campus. Click here for more information.
Employers and graduate schools will occasionally visit campus to speak about their organizations, collect resumes, and interview potential employees/students. Upcoming recruitment events will be announced through the CCN system, onmy.ncwc.edu and on flyers throughout campus.
Career Exploration Resources
FOCUS Career & Education Planning Program
This program assists users in their career development by providing tools to evaluate their personality, interests, skills, and values and matching the results of these assessments to careers that might be suitable to them. This tool also has a wealth of information on 1,200 job titles including a detailed report for each (job duties; skills, values, and interests needed to be successful/satisfied in this field; employment outlook; earnings; advancement strategies; work conditions; suggested areas of study/majors, including graduate school; professional organizations, etc.). Additionally, “What Can I Do With a Major In…” is available in this program to assist students in identifying careers that fit with major(s) they are pursuing at Wesleyan.
This service is provided to Wesleyan students for FREE through the Internships & Career Services Center! Register and begin using FOCUS immediately by clicking here. You will be asked to enter the access code, it is the Wesleyan mascot: bishops.
Helpful tools to guide users through FOCUS:
Kuder Journey Career Assessment Tool
Whether it’s planning a career or keeping your career on track, Kuder Journey is a flexible online career planning system. It responds to individual needs and addresses career goals. It has 6 system menu features: Assessments, Occupations, Majors, Education and Financial Aid, Job Search Tools and Jobs.