As the end of the semester draws near, the Career Center would like to take time and wish each and every UMaine student the best of luck on your finals! We understand the pressure and stresses this week can bring to our students not only because of the exams and final presentations you will have, but also because it marks a period of transition in your life. For some, you will be graduating on May 11th and for others, it denotes the end of another year (until the next comes along) at UMaine.
The Career Center is not only a great resource but also a great place to study for finals! We have a great space to focus on your studies and to also take a break with coffee, snacks, and super comfy couches. We will be starting our Study Break hours this Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00am.
Graduation is an exciting time with an overflow of dreams and aspirations but for many seniors, the time leading up to graduation and the start of a first job is also often chaotic and stressful. You are trying to complete your college career without too much of a senioritis meltdown while also dealing with the demands of job-hunting, interviewing, and facing the reality of the end of undergraduate schooling. It is quite the intense transition (to say the least) and we want to provide you with advice and resources to help make it as smooth as possible for you!! Most importantly, you should enjoy this time in your life and remember that as big as it feels, your decisions are not set in stone!
For our returning undergraduate students, whether you realize it or not, you too will be facing a transition in your life. You will be embarking upon yet another year of undergraduate schooling—another year that brings you closer to your graduation date. It is important to keep in mind the tasks that you should be accomplishing in your time at UMaine in order to best position yourself for a smooth transition out of school and into the workplace.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us at the Career Center during the summer months. We will have our office hours posted on FaceBook and on our website. https://umaine.edu/career/ One of our career counselors would love to meet with you and discuss a course of action tailored to your vision and future goals! Please call ahead of time to schedule an appointment 581-1359.