Live DePauw: The Hubbard Center Blog
The Hubbard Center provides many different chances for you to connect your academic lessons to real-world settings. Learn more about what many DePauw students such as you are doing. DePauw students can be found contributing to organizations across the globe.
May 11, 2017
Earning a college diploma is an enormous achievement. So, first of all, congratulations! But if you’re reading this, you’re already thinking about what comes next.
As the career advisor at DePauw University, I work closely with students and alumni on what is known as the Career Process, covering everything from career discernment to negotiating and accepting full-time employment offers. Together, we work on crafting various documents that are often mandatory to submit to any employer or organization to be considered for employment.
One of the most common pieces we work on is the resume: a daunting – yet simple – document that when mastered, truly puts the person in the driver’s seat when navigating and managing their career. Remember, employers are looking for someone to be an “asset” and “fit,” and the resume proves just that.
It’s always helpful to go over a resume line-by-line during a scheduled appointment, but if you can’t meet with me, here’s some advice that will hopefully help you craft a winning resume and land an interview.
March 28, 2017
At DePauw, we encourage students of every major to study abroad, and 1-in-5 DePauw students spend a semester or more doing just that. And if you, why wouldn't you? You get to study in a fascinating place, meet new people and expand your horizons.
But to get the most out of your study abroad experience, you'll need to do some research and planning long before your plane departs. Whether you're a student at DePauw or somewhere else, here are five things to think about ahead of time.
February 2, 2017
Name: Travis Wegren
Off-Campus Study Program & Location: Autonomous University of Social Movements (A.U.S.M.) in Marianao, Cuba and later at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts.
What did you study while off-campus? I spent the spring of 2016 studying in the Havana municipality of Marianao, Cuba. My course structure was quite unique. The A.U.S.M. program is all about praxis – putting classroom education into practice. While our courses were grounded in History, Politics, Economics, and the Spanish language; our university instructors included adjunct faculty who are leaders in Cuban non-governmental organizations, representatives of the Cuban government, medical professionals, and members of the Cuban artistic community.
November 16, 2016
Our globally interconnected economy places high expectations on college graduates. Gone are the days when companies would hire large groups of students, provide on the job training and make permanent offers to high performing newly minted professionals. Today’s graduates are expected to enter into the workforce ready to employ soft skills and transition into professional work culture, effectively use technology and apply their knowledge to real world problems.
At DePauw, students are constantly challenged by their faculty, student organizations, and opportunities for experiential learning, to cultivate skills that will ensure success after graduation. Most importantly, students must be able to tell their story to prospective employers, and how their unique journey has prepared them for success in the organization.
November 4, 2016
How did you learn about this opportunity?
My connection with this employer began at a summer waitering job. As it turns out, one of the restaurant owners who I had been working for was also a partner at a technology investment firm. He was happy to connect me with one of his partners who had founded Hunt Club, a technology-enabled, referral recruiting company. Through showing a strong work ethic as a waiter, I was able to connect with an employer who could offer me a lot more than tables to serve.
Why were you interested in the position?
I was drawn to the drive that the founder, a young entrepreneur, had when talking about his company. He clearly had his eyes set on success, and regularly spoke about why he believed in his company and their model for success. While recruiting never sounded like something I wanted to do, I was attracted to the people-first model they focused on, developing real relationships with both the clients and their talent.