Career Services

Career Services


The mission of the Lindsey Wilson College Career Services Center is to promote various career services programs while assisting every student and all alumni in establishing, evaluating, and activating individual career goals and plans in which they find fulfilling. Some programs and services we offer include:

  • Career advising
  • Interest inventories
  • Strategies for job searches
  • Resumé development
  • Mock interviews
  • Credential files
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Graduate school search
  • Spotlight: Job and Internship Fair - sponsored every spring by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
  • Career Library
  • Kentucky Work Study Program
  • GRE Test Prep
  • Summer Camp Fair
  • Internship searches

If you have any questions regarding our services feel free to contact our office:

Contact Information

Career Services and Bonner Scholar Center
Phone: (270) 384-8065
Fax: (270) 384-8434
E-mail: careerservices@lindsey.edu


Need To Know Where To Start

Depending on a student's grade level, there are different ways to utilize the Career Services Center.

Freshmen

Freshmen should consider a self-assessment process. That includes examining interests, values and abilities. Freshmen should schedule an appointment with Career Services to take the "Do What You Are" program, which will help determine these areas. Assessment links are located under the resources tab. Students will then be counseling as to what they have learned and what choices they have for a major.

Sophomores

Sophomores should begin a credential file with Career Services. They should also get to work on a resume and get involved with campus life, such as student organizations and clubs. Sophomores should also declare a major and plan their curriculum with an academic adviser. Those having trouble choosing a major should visit the Career Services Center and take the "Do What You Are" program.

Juniors

Juniors should be well on their way toward finalizing a resume. This is the time to attend workshops on resume-writing, interviewing, writing cover letters, networking and graduate schools. Juniors may also take elective courses that will broaden their academic horizons, thereby expanding their employment opportunities.

Seniors

Seniors should plan to attend Spotlight: Job and Internship Fair, a career fair held each spring in Lexington, Ky that is attended by various employers from Kentucky and the Southeast. Sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, this event is offered only to students enrolled in Kentucky's independent colleges. Spotlight on Employment is one of the best opportunities seniors will have to meet with many companies' representatives in one setting.


Resources for Students and Alumni


Take an Assessment

Do What You Are Assessment

My Majors Assessment


Build a Resumé

Free Resume Builder

Sample Resumé by Industry

Writing a Winning Resume


Start Networking

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and relatives, but it also can be a useful tool in your job search. Employers are using social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to both promote their organizations and connect with potential job candidates. While social media can help you research employers (critical to your job-search success), be sure to use it more actively-as a way to connect with potential employers. By following a few basic tips, you can use social media to get in front of hiring managers.

Get Noticed
There are a few key points to keep in mind when using social media as a job-search tool.

Create a Profile That Gives a Positive Impression of You
Think of it as your online resume: What do you want it to say about you? Hiring managers can get a stronger sense of who you are, and if you're a potentially good fit for their company, through your profile.

Be Aware of the Keywords You Include in Your Profile
This is particularly true for sites focused on professional networking, such as LinkedIn. Many employers do keyword searches to find profiles that contain the skill sets they're seeking in potential hires.

Don't Include Photos, Comments, or Information You Wouldn't Want a Potential Employer to See

Don't Mix Personal With Professional
The social media you use in your job search has to present you as a potential employee-not as a friend. Follow the rules for writing a resume.

Make Sure Your Profile Is Error-Free
You wouldn't offer up a resume rife with misspellings, would you?

Choose Appropriate Contact Information
Your e-mail address or Twitter handle should be professional-a simple variation on your name, perhaps-rather than suggestive or offensive. Connect

Many organizations have embraced social media as an extension of their hiring practices, and provide information that you can use to research the organization and connect with hiring managers and recruiters.

  • Check your college/university's social media groups: Many times, employers join such groups.
  • Check social media groups that are focused around your field of interest or career.
  • Search for the social media pages, profiles, and videos of organizations that interest you. Many organizations post job descriptions, information about salaries, and more.
  • Ask questions. Even something as broad as "Is anyone hiring in [industry]?" may bring responses, and asking questions about a specific organization-"What's it like to work at Company X?" can give you insight into the organization and its culture.

Stay Connected
Keep in touch with recruiters or other decision makers you may interact with in cyberspace. There may not be an available opportunity at their organization right now, but that could change, and you want to be considered when it does.

Finally, in addition to maintaining your network, use social media to build your network. Don't just establish a social media presence-work it. Reach out. Interact. You will get out of social media what you put into it. Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.


Resources for Faculty

We assist students with job opportunities and also provide students with the best resources to prepare them with getting jobs or gaining entrance into graduate or professional school upon graduating from Lindsey Wilson College. We welcome the opportunity to speak to your classes. We have presented on topics such as resume building, interviewing skills and job search preparation.

Below are resources we use with our students in the office on a daily basis. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Career Services office.

What Can I Do With This Major?

www.dol.gov

http://www.mycareerquizzes.com

Career quizzes are a fun way to start the conversation with yourself about your career choice. A quiz or two is not likely to solve your career concerns, but quizzes are a good way to start thinking in the right direction. Finding the right career should not begin with choosing a subject area as understanding the ways you most prefer to work. Do you like action or analysis in your career?

http://online.onetcenter.org The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and O*NET OnLine provides easy access to that information.


Resources for Employers

Employers wishing to conduct interviews on campus for full-time job opportunities, internships and summer positions may participate in our on-campus recruiting. If you are interested in visiting our campus you must first contact the Career Services

office.

Job Postings
Employers interested in posting full- or part- time jobs at Lindsey Wilson College, please contact Career Services with a position description.

Career Fair
We are pleased to participate in Spotlight: Job and Internship Fair hosted by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AIKCU).

Alumni Mentoring Network
The Alumni Mentoring Network was established to assist students with career development opportunities. We encourage our current students to build relationships with our alumni because we feel it could open up many career networking opportunities. Our alumni are the best resources for our students, both undergraduate and graduate, in the attainment of employment after graduation.

Alumni/professionals can provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful and supportive mentoring relationships, for the purpose of career and professional development. Alumni can also connect with other professionals for a mentoring relationship. We seek alumni/professionals from all areas of study.

Career Planning

Use this questionnaire to help with your career planning.

What Kind of Organization Do You Want to Work For?
Would you prefer a large company or a small one? Non-profit or for-profit? What about working for local, state or federal government?

What Type of Physical Environment Do You Prefer?
Office or laboratory? Indoors or outdoors? Working from home or commuting?

How Much Travel do You Want to Do?
Are you willing to take frequent business trips or relocate to another city?

What Kind of Work Schedule Do You Want?
A traditional (nine-to-five) workday? Nights or weekends? Being on call? Are you willing to sacrifice free time in order to advance quickly?

How Much Personal Interaction Do You Want?
Are you looking to work in a team environment or do you prefer to work independently?


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Career Closet

It's all about first impressions and the Career Closet is helping students get dressed for success.

Lindsey Wilson College students that need clothes for job interviews or other professional situations. The Career Closet houses new or slightly used professional clothes, including suits, khaki pants and shoes donated by alumni and friends of the college. It is our goal that students will experience the benefits of the Career Closet and in turn will show their appreciation by donating professional attire after they enter the workforce. Donors may drop off their donations at the Career Services office on Lindsey Wilson College's main campus. You may obtain a receipt as a gift in kind from the college's Advancement office.


How To Prepare For An Interview


College to Career

College To Career


Don't know how to use your major? Worried about how to get into the field you want after graduation? Take a look at some of our outstanding alumni and how they are using their degrees. Let us help you get from college to a career that you love!

Biology

Business Administration

Communication

Criminal Justice

Education

Human Services & Counseling

Kentucky Work Study Program

The KHEAA Work-Study Program (KWSP) is a joint venture of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), participating post-secondary education institutions, employers, and students. The purpose of the program is to provide job opportunities to eligible Kentucky student by offering employment opportunities in career-related positions.

Employer Information

Program Documents:

Kentucky Work Study Manual

Kentucky Work Study Time Sheet

Employer Agreement

Student Application

Alternate Agreement (Summer)

Position Analysis

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Internships

General

Internships.com - The world's largest internship marketplace. This website also features an internship app for your smartphone.

InternMatch - The #1 place to find internships and offer students all the internship resources you need to master the application process.

AfterCollege.com - Search a wide variety of internships by career field or geographic location.

Vault - Search for internships in a wide variety of career fields.

The Washington Center - Participate in a structured comprehensive learning experience in Washington, DC.

Jameson Camp - Children's summer camp in Indianapolis, IN.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Business Council of New York - Multicultural Arts Management Internship Program which places students, particularly those of African-American, Latino, Asian, or Native American descent, into paid arts management summer internships. Huge listing of potential placements in the New York area.

MTV Networks - MTV internships in California and New York, Nickelodeon internships in California and Florida, and CMT internships in Nashville.

Smithsonian Institute - More than 50 internship opportunities (in research, art, history, public affairs, and much more.

Business

Lexmark - Lexmark typically employs about 100 students throughout the year at our Lexington headquarters. Summer is Lexmark's busiest time for student employment with co-ops, interns and academic year part time students. These numbers vary from year to year.

Computer Science And Math

American Mathematical Society - Links to numerous companies with math-related summer internships.

American Statistical Association - Numerous internships in statistics.

National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer research internships in science and technology. Application deadline each year is Feb. 12.

Environmential

Audubon - The WINGS Internship Program aims to inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities, providing individuals the opportunity to develop skills needed for a successful career in conservation. Paid and unpaid Wings internships are offered in the areas of Education, Public Policy, Development, Science and Land Stewardship. Throughout the internship, interns will work closely with their managers and Human Resources to ensure a meaningful work experience. Audubon invites current students, recent graduates, and other interested individuals to learn more about our WINGS program and to apply online for available opportunities!

Orion Grassroots - Environmental internships in administration, conservation, education, and research. (Select "internships") Student Conservation Association-- National and community conservation internships.

Government & Public Policy

Central Intelligence Agency - CIA summer internship program.

Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, U.S. Senator for Kentucky - Senator McConnell's intern program is open to any college student who is a resident of Kentucky.

Federal Internship Directory - THE place to find an internship with the federal government (updated weekly).

Feminist Majority Foundation - Internships in human rights and social policy.

The State of Kentucky - The following departments are available for internships: Communications, Policy and Legislative Affairs, Constituent Services, First Lady's Projects, Lt. Governor's Projects, Faith-Based Projects, Commission on Women, Minority Empowerment, Local Development, and Legal Counsel.

Oxfam America - Intern with Oxfam America.

History

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace - Assist with cultural and natural resource management as an Intern at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace.

National Council on Public History - List of history internships by state.

Frazier History Museum - The Frazier Museum in Louisville, Kentucky offers a number of college internships, year-round, in many different museum departments.

International

CDS International, Inc. - Summer internships for students in Germany, Spain and Argentina.

DAAD RISE Program - Research internships in Germany (in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Physics).

InterExchange - Internship opportunities in a variety of career fields in Agentina, Chili and New Zealand.

Unite For Sight - Unpaid international internships for pre-med students.

US Department of State - Summer internships in foreign affairs in Washington, DC or abroad.

Journalism AND Publishing

American Horse Publications - Find internships within the American horse publication industry.

American Society of Magazine Editors - Paid summer internships in magazine editing (placement at one of over 30 magazines, deadline to apply is Nov. 15).

BookJobs.com - Huge list of internships in a variety of areas in the publishing field.

New York Times - Editing and reporting summer internships in New York and Washington, DC.

Courier Journal - Summer internships with the Courier Journal newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky.

Science And Medical

American Academy of Medical Colleges - Links to summer research programs at institutions across the nation.

The Center for Courageous Kids - Camp for children with serious medical challenges (go to each camp's web site for specific summer program and staffing information).

Serious Fun Children's Network - Camps for children with serious medical illnesses (go to each camp's web site for specific summer program and staffing information).

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Over 300 summer internships available in Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Material Science, Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics.

National Institute for Environmental Health - Summer internships in biomedical technology (in Research Triangle Park, NC).

National Science Foundation - Summer research opportunities in a wide range of areas with their Research.

Zintellect - Undergraduate science research internships across the nation.

Argonne - Science undergraduate laboratory internships (placements at one of several different laboratories).

Sports

Team Work Online - Search for internships and sign up for email alerts in every major sport (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Soccer, ATP Tours, Nascar and more)

* For more information on any of the posting listed above, please contact Lindsey Wilson College Career Services at careerservices@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8065.

Lindsey Wilson College's Career Services Center makes no attempt to check the validity and accuracy of job listings. The job opportunities shown on this website are compiled based on a variety of resources. Given that situations change rapidly in the marketplace, we do not and cannot guarantee that openings listed through this site will still exist, as posted, at the time of inquiry.

Lindsey Wilson College's Career Services Center makes no representation or guarantee about positions listed and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is each individual's responsibility to thoroughly research the integrity of each organization to which he or she is applying. As with any job posting/public forum, the applicant should take all care and caution and exercise due diligence when applying for or accepting any position.


Summer Jobs

American Camp Association - Search for an ACA-accredited summer camp position nationwide.

Back Door Jobs - Unique and alternative summer jobs and internships.

Cool Works - Seasonal positions nationwide.

Kentucky Spring Swing Camp Fair

Online Kentucky Spring Swing Camp Fair Registration Form

Kentucky Spring Swing Camp Fair



Spotlight Career Fair

Spotlight Career Fair


The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Employers (AIKCU) Spotlight Career Fair allows Recruiters to connect with students from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds and to fill positions in the private and public sectors. This fair is held each year in February.

For more information on the fair and how to recruit students or how to attend, check www.spotlightcareerfair.com.

Job Search Links

www.ziprecruiter.com
Know where you stand with ZipRecruiter. When you apply to a ZipRecruiter job, we let you know what happens next. We'll keep you updated every step of the way.

www.bright.com
Bright is a social job site that integrates Facebook which means not only do you have access to our 2.5 million jobs, but students can also see the connections they have at those companies. The average Facebook user has 130 friends and as a result 16,900 friends of friends. Free, simple and savvy, Bright is a great way for new job seekers to access their futures.

www.simplyhired.com
Simply Hired is a job search engine company that hosts a large online database of jobs across the country.

www.ajb.dni.us
1.4 millions jobs, in all specialties, at all levels, and most importantly in your town. You can search for jobs by title/function, state or zip code.

www.autohiresoftware.com
A substantial career site with the usual job bank; the job bank also has an e-mail alert, a resume bank, relocation information, a salary calculator and links round out the standard fare.

www.nonprofitjobs.org
A job a resume bank site focused on community centered non-profit jobs.

www.coolworks.com
A cool job bank with thousands of jobs in ski resorts, theme parks, national parks, sports and the travel industry.

www.eop.com
This site is the home of Equal Opportunity Publications.

Job Searching with Social Media

www.diversitylink.com
Another good diversity job bank with some very visible corporate advertisers.

www.globalcareers.com
Jobs from around the world, mainly in finance, business, management and transportation.

www.hoovers.com
This is the online version of the Hoovers directories, a valuable research tool to job hunters.

www.internationaljobs.org
Job bank of openings outside the U.S., but you pay to see them, about $26 dollars for 6 weeks.

www.manpower.com
A global employment services company with a presence in 435 countries.

www.monster.com
This site has hundreds of thousands of jobs for people at all levels and in all fields.

www.nationjob.com
An excellent national site with strong jobs and resume banks and perhaps the premier site for jobs in the heartland.

www.neuvoo.com
A national site that allows user to search by geographic area or job skill

www.onewire.com
OneWire was developed in close collaboration with leading financial institutions. Today, the world's top financial services firms use OneWire to source new hires and manage the entire recruiting process.

www.ipa.com
This is the best place to get your resume in front of some 8,000 headhunters from around the world.

www.wsj.com
This is Wall Street Journal's foray into online Help-Wanted advertising.

www.careerbuilder.com
Job search engine and resume site for posting your resume. http://www.entryleveljobs.net
Entry level jobs search engine.

Future Graduates


Graduate School Admission Tips

Information of writing personal statements


Graduate/Professional School Links

Students who plan to attend graduate or professional school should submit applications in plenty of time. Most graduate or professional programs require an entrance exam, which should be taken by December of the student's senior year. The Career Services Center has the application packet for the Graduate Record Exam and other graduate school tests. Each fall Career Services sponsors a Graduate and Professional School Fair.

http://www.gradschools.com

www.graduateguide.com

http://www.gre.org


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* For more information on any of the posting listed above, please contact Lindsey Wilson College Career Services at careerservices@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8065.

Lindsey Wilson College's Career Services Center makes no attempt to check the validity and accuracy of job listings. The job opportunities shown on this website are compiled based on a variety of resources. Given that situations change rapidly in the marketplace, we do not and cannot guarantee that openings listed through this site will still exist, as posted, at the time of inquiry.

Lindsey Wilson College's Career Services Center makes no representation or guarantee about positions listed and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is each individual's responsibility to thoroughly research the integrity of each organization to which he or she is applying. As with any job posting/public forum, the applicant should take all care and caution and exercise due diligence when applying for or accepting any position.