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
One of the many things that makes Princeton such an amazing place to learn is the wide range of extracurricular and co-curricular programs across campus. In fact, did you know that there are more than 500 unique internship opportunities for students offered through Princeton-specific programs and departments alone? At the 2nd Annual All-Princeton Resource Fair for Summer Internships & Funding, to be held on December 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Along with several other departments across campus, Career Services participated in the Data Privacy campaign coordinated by the Office of Information Technology in September and October of this year.