The stress of finding a job after college is something no student wants to think about. It feels like every day we’re being bombarded with new pressures regarding networking, internships, resume building and interviews. Luckily, there are tons of services and organizations on campus that specialize in helping students feel ready for the working world and will offer you a personalized experience based on your career interests. Here are just a few!
Women in Communications (WIC)
WIC is a student-run organization that focuses on helping women thrive in the communications field. It often has guest speakers, networking events and workshops, and you can even get a professional headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile. This org is all about lifting up women and inspiring them to succeed as industry professionals.
The Real Estate Club
Interested in selling houses for a living? The Real Estate Club is where you belong! This club offers a variety of networking opportunities and experience in the real world. It gets active real estate brokers to give talks and lectures on their firsthand experiences in the field. If you join, you’ll be selling million-dollar homes in no time!
The Pre-Law Society
This organization aims to provide students interested in law with resources and pathways to a successful career. It has alumni panels, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and resume workshops and information on applying to law school. The Pre-Law Society is a great opportunity for connecting with peers and minimizing some of the pressure that a career in law typically brings.
Biotechnology Society at Syracuse University (BSSU)
BSSU has made it their mission to give students with similar interests a safe space to pursue the field of biotechnology. It aims to inform students on what a career in biotechnology actually looks like and helps students develop necessary skills to succeed in the workforce, like public speaking, leadership and teambuilding. Everyone is welcome to join regardless of their field of study, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) students are encouraged to join as well.
Do you have an idea for a product or business you just know is worth a billion dollars? By joining the Entrepreneurship Club, you can make your concepts a reality. This club offers great real-world experience by pairing students up with local businesses to work on entrepreneurial projects. “Shark Tank,” here you come!
If you don’t want to wait until the Winter Involvement Fair to join an organization and get a jump-start on your future, you’re in luck! Career Services is hosting Career Readiness Week at Syracuse University from Nov. 7-11, and there are tons of events that will help you prepare for the future. These include talks on resumes, money essentials, self-advocacy in the workplace and more. It’s a great opportunity to hear advice from professionals and get a sense of where you are on your career journey.
The Peel wishes you luck on all your future career endeavors!
Written By Madison Manczko ’24, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications