Holiday Career Development Survival Guide

December 17, 2021

The CEU Career Services Office would like to congratulate all students for making it to the end of Fall Term. Well done! We hope that you will enjoy your holidays and get some well-deserved rest.

We know that many of you are planning to spend some time over the holidays to look and apply for internships, jobs, and/or doctoral studies. To help with the process, we put together A HOLIDAY CAREER DEVELOPMENT SURVIVAL GUIDE that allows you to make the most of career resources created or recommended by our team.

To make things even simpler, the guide is divided into three main topic areas. Depending on where you’re at with your career development, you may start from step 1, 2, or 3. Or you can simply pick and choose the resources that strike you as most useful within each step. We hope you find it helpful!


STEP 1: “I have no idea what to do and where to start!”

Scroll through the Career Knowledge Hub for exercises designed to help you identify and clearly communicate your skills, achievements, interests, and values:  

Get inspired by reading about what other students and alumni have been up to:

Take advantage of handouts that will help you define internship and job search strategies:

STEP 2: “I think I know what I want, now I have to get my foot in the door!”

Use these resources to make meaningful professional connections:

STEP 3: “I know where I’m applying, now I just need to prepare the applications!”

Check out the materials we’ve prepared to help you create excellent, tailored job and internship applications:

Check out these materials aimed at helping you prepare winning PhD applications:

BONUS: “This was great, but I want more!”  

Find some additional resources and tips below: