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.
Some students and staff are reporting receiving an email with the subject "JOB INTEREST" with the following message: "Your resume was forwarded to me from your school career center in response to an employment/job vacancy. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience if you are still looking for an opportunity to pursue."
This message is NOT from a reputable source. Please delete this email should you receive it and do not click on any of the links that it contains.
Princeton's newest alumni, members of the Class of 2015, share their post-graduation plans. Join us in wishing them luck as they head to places near and far to do amazing things.
The Graduate Student Advisory Board pictured with Executive Director Pulin Sanghvi (third from left), Director of External Relations and Operations Eva Kubu (far left) and Associate Director for Graduate Student Career Services Amy Pszczolkowski (far right), are, standing from left, Clifton Granby, David Walsh, James Martin, Dima Gorenshteyn, Michael Hepler, Jessica Williams, Ping Lu and Daniel Choi. Not pictured: Eva Harman, Aaron Kurosu and Shree Tanneti.
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.
From working at an auction house to meeting government leaders, Princeton University undergraduates participating in the Office of Career Services' Princeternship program explore potential careers by getting an inside look at the jobs of alumni. Since the program was re-launched in 2008, hundreds of students have spent one-to-three days during their academic breaks at alumni workplaces across the country, with a record number of students applying recently for more than 70 Princetern