Princeton University Career Services Student brochure
Career Services does more than just help students land jobs — we help them discover and pursue their passions and find a fulfilling career. By using our specialized services, programs, and resources during their time at Princeton they can discover their path and successfully launch a career. For more information visit www.princeton.edu/career.
Did You Know? We offer a wide range of programs, services, resources, and events designed for all Princeton students, from freshmen to seniors, and graduate students. We also assist alumni. More than 7,133 undergraduates, graduate students and alumni visited Career Services for career counseling appointments or walk-ins during 2011-2012. We hosted 324 career workshops, panels, special programs, and networking events (attended by more than 11,000 students and alumni). These events also featured 200 employer or alumni guest speakers from a variety of industries and fields. During 2011-2012, 4,052 students used TigerTracks (our online career posting and on-campus recruiting system) to search for jobs, internships, and one-two year options. In fact, over 50 percent of the Class of 2011 landed full-time jobs using this system. In 2011-2012, 2,931 employers contacted or visited campus to recruit Princeton students and 4,386 interviews were held on-campus. We host four major career fairs on-campus and co-sponsor several off-campus and virtual fairs. Our website attracted over 200,000 visitors last year and includes comprehensive career information, videos, and student blogs. We have more than 3,600 followers across all of our social media platforms. Our Alumni Careers Network connects students to over 4,800 alumni mentors. Visit Us During the academic year: Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the summer: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Start Your Career Journey Follow Us PrincetonUniversityCareerServices @princetoncareer princetoncareer Princeton Campus Life Office of Career Services 36 University Place, Suite 200 Princeton, New Jersey 08544 T: 609-258-3325 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.princeton.edu/career Our Mission The Office of Career Services assists undergraduates, graduate students and alumni with all aspects of career planning including choosing a major/career, exploring career-related interests, developing effective job search strategies (for internships or permanent employment), applying to graduate schools, or changing careers. Our primary mission is to help students integrate their academic and career interests as well as develop lifelong career management skills. Discover Your Path Career Services does more than just help students land jobs — we help you discover and pursue your passions and find a fulfilling career. Use our specialized services, programs, and resources during your time at Princeton to discover your path and successfully launch your career. Prepare Now Your Career Journey... Launch Your Career “Career Services offers many programs designed to foster alumni and student connections, which expose Princeton students to different academic choices and career paths. I participated in the Princetonin-Washington program which really enriched my overall summer experience and allowed me to meet alumni in the powerhouse of politics and the nation.” Crystal Manuel-Countee ‘13 “I can say from personal experience that the guidance and support I obtained from Career Services was crucial in helping me secure summer internships and a full-time job. I am very grateful for the help that Career Services has given, and strongly recommend that any student serious about figuring out his/her future plans schedule an appointment ASAP.” Carlos Sanchez ‘12 Career Counseling & Programming Career Counseling Appointments Daily Walk-In Hours Career Assessments Resume Tutorials & Critiques Mock-Interview Sessions Career Library Job Search Workshops Career Panels by Industry Professional Development Workshops Alumni Guest Speakers Student-Alumni Engagement Programs Career Peer Advisors Graduate School Advising Graduate School Information Sessions Graduate School Fair Applications Workshops Pre-Law Advising Credentials File Service Personal Statement Critiques Admissions Interview Coaching Employment & Networking Opportunities Internship & Job Postings Employer Information Sessions Alumni/Student Networking Events On-Campus Recruiting Career Fairs & E-Fairs Recruiter-in-Residence Program “The career counselors are all very approachable and eager to help in any way. They are a great source of advice—even when you have little clue what you are doing. Being able to get a professional opinion has been very reassuring and I feel like I should have begun taking advantage of the resources that they offer much earlier!” Jennifer Sun ‘13 Prepare Now for Life After Princeton Online Resources TigerTracks Career Portal UCAN Internship Exchange Career Search GoingGlobal Vault Wetfeet Global Focus U Videos Alumni Careers Network Student Blogs Guide to Majors & Careers Year-by-Year Plans Links to Industry-Specific Sites Career Planning Guidebook The career development process is a journey that involves developing and refining your goals over time. The earlier you begin to focus on your career development, the more prepared you will be to make decisions about which path you will choose and to pursue the opportunities available to you. We are available to help you assess your skills, interests, values, and experiences as you identify and explore career options and to assist you in developing strategies for pursuing your goals. “The pre-law adviser made the law school application process significantly less stressful. She helped me brainstorm ideas for the personal statement, gave me critical feedback about my essays, and addressed how I could highlight my experiences to the various law schools. Her prompt replies, personal attention, and depth of knowledge have benefited me enormously. I strongly encourage others to take advantage of this resource.” Ahsan M. Barkatullah ‘12