Every once in a while I come across blogs and writing worth sharing even though it’s not directly related to the normal subject here on Nick Venturella’s Brand Communications Blog. Consider it a public service announcement of sorts. However, if I think about it long enough I could tie it back to brand communications, perhaps for your personal brand...anyway, I digress...
Beyond this blog, I also write for Galaxy Technologies’ Time and Attendance Best Practices blog, which fits into the workforce management, HR and payroll industries. Anyway, through my writing for Galaxy and knowledge of that industry I know of Laurie Ruettimann who writes The Cynical Girl blog. Laurie was putting together a list of HR-related blogs, one blog on her list was the blog Campus to Career written by Kirk Baumann.
Probably because I have past professional experience in higher education, the title of Kirk’s blog caught my attention. I checked out the blog, and after reading through a few posts I was wishing I had access to such information when I was making the transition from college student to real-world professional.
Kirk’s blog speaks about college campus career centers as, an often, helpful resource for students to learn about the best ways to present themselves to be hired after graduation (see, personal branding--I knew I’d tie it in). The blog also identifies some of the shortcomings of some college campus career centers (this is definitely where Kirk’s blog can help students who feel their campus career center is less than useful).
Regardless of the blog’s obvious benefits to students in transition, Campus to Career is definitely a helpful resource I would encourage college career center professionals to utilize and refer to for ideas as they help advise students. Certainly, I would encourage career center professionals to also refer their students to the blog as well.
Unfortunately, and perhaps more so in these current economic times, students feel very uneasy about their job prospects after graduation--not because they lack the education and training, but because it’s a jungle out there. They, like everyone else need all the help they can get. Likewise, career center professionals are struggling to understand the employment woes of a new generation to offer the best advice they can--Campus to Career can help.