On Thursday May 1, the Office of Career Services convened the first meeting of its inaugural Student Advisory Board. The board is part of the office’s new, more personalized approach to helping students achieve their career and life vision. Pulin Sanghvi, executive director of Career Services, commented on the role of the student advisory board, “We are committed to co-creating and reinventing Career Services with ongoing input from the students.
Each year, students responding to Career Services' annual summer experience survey share information about their experiences— including working, traveling or studying across the United States and the world. Last year, 71 percent of students responding to the survey spent the summer (or part of the summer) in the U.S. and nearly 28 percent at destinations around the globe.
Alumni and industry professionals from across the entertainment field will come to Princeton to share their expertise and advice with students as part of an half-day workshop entitled, “Careers in Hollywood: Script to Screen & Everything in Between,” to be held on Saturday, March 29 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center. The event is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Lewis Center for the Arts and will include two panels, one on screenwriting focused on the creative side of the industry; and another panel on producing, or the business side of the entertainment industry.
This past December, the Office of Career Services re-established the “employer in residence” program bringing recruiters to campus for informal discussions with students as a means to help them become better informed and prepared for the recruiting process — and, most importantly, to help students connect with employers in a more personalized way. Based on student and employer demand, the program is being offered again from March 25 to 27.
Princeton University's Office of Career Services has published its annual report for 2012-13. The report includes three parts: The office activity report highlighting constituent engagement and the offices’ activities during the prior academic year; the senior class post-graduation plans survey report containing information about the initial career destinations of the latest graduating class; and the summer experience report summarizing the various summer pursuits of current students.
When most students think of Career Services, the first thing that may come to mind is getting help with their resume─ but that is just one way to take advantage of the opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Career Services’ executive director, Pulin Sanghvi, arrived at Princeton a few weeks ago with a strong vision for the department as well as a new philosophical approach to helping students develop what he calls a "career and life vision." He is hoping his approach, aptly named "Career & Life Vision," will become the guiding principle and thought process that fuels all future career management efforts for Princeton students.
As announced on the University website, The Office of Career Services is excited to welcome our new executive director, Pulin Sanghvi, who will join us effective December 1. Sanghvi most recently led the Career Management Center at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and arrives with a strong vision for Career Services as we continue to grow and expand our range of resources and programs.
As any alum working in the field will tell you, it is a challenge to pursue opportunities in the creative fields—in fact, you will need to really channel your creative energies to land jobs and internships via a targeted search and tons of networking. This is primarily due to the fact that the recruiting process for organizations in the creative fields fundamentally differs from that of other industries. While our office conducts extensive outreach to employers within communications and the arts, they are often less likely to recruit on campus or post positions.
The benefit of a liberal arts education is in its power to prepare students for any number of career paths and experiences. The best way to explore them, of course, is to meet as many people as possible – an opportunity afforded through our extensive calendar of career fairs throughout the year.
In February, three upcoming fairs will help you do just that:
Sometimes, change is a good thing. Career Services' launched its first website way back in 1995. At that time, only users with a 'princeton.edu' host name could use the site. Since that time, the website has been revised twice — in 1998 and in 2008. To keep up with evolving technology in the field of career services as well as the needs of our students, alumni and the entire Princeton community, we have redesigned the website to reflect Web 2.0 trends.