Choose a Major or Find a Career
Trying to decide what major or career is right for you? Talk to your advisor, another faculty member, or a Career Development staff member to start planning for your dream career. As a Hiram student, you also have access to Candid Career, an online platform with hundreds of professional informational interviews to give you even more insight into the careers you’re interested in.
Resumes and Cover Letters
At Hiram College, we value excellent writing and work to engage you in developing strong skills. Now you will have a chance to use them to write focused resumes and persuasive cover emails or letters! For every job or internship you apply for, you should submit both a cover letter and resume. We can help with both. We host resume workshops throughout the Fall and Spring semesters for students who are looking to create or tweak their resumes. We also offer drop in or scheduled resume reviews anytime throughout the year.
What is the number one skill employers’ value in new college graduates? Good communication skills. Our Hiram College liberal arts curriculum stresses these skills. This is your time to put them to work!
Learning to convey your skills, interests, and experiences to a potential employer in a clear confident manner is crucial to a successful internship and job search. Interviewing gets easier with practice so don’t go for an interview without preparing first with a practice interview. Career Development offers:
- Mock interviewing assistance (drop in or scheduled appointments)
- Interviewing etiquette workshops
- Resources on how to interview successfully in-person, on the phone, or via video-conferencing technology
Internships and Summer Jobs
Employers and grad schools often want candidates with experience. You need experience to learn about work and to earn money! So where do you get experience? From campus involvement, volunteer work, service learning, but also from summer jobs and internships. Schedule an appointment with a member of the Career Development staff to learn more about internship options, or visit our online job board Hiram CareerNet to find positions posted just for Hiram Terriers!
If your internship is unpaid or low paid, Hiram College has several internship funding opportunities for eligible internships. Please visit our internship funding page for more information!
The Washington Center
Hiram College students have the unique opportunity of participating in The Washington Center’s Academic Internship Program in Washington D.C. The program is a full semester, and students can choose to participate in the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. During the Academic Internship Program, students will gain real world experience in an internship, participate in professional development through the LEAD Colloquium, and participate in one academic seminar of their choice. The Washington Center works with over 600 internship employers, so there are opportunities for every major. While participating in this program, students will receive academic credit at Hiram College. The Director of Career and Academic Development acts as the liaison to The Washington Center; for additional information on the program contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduating? Time to Make Plans!
Four years goes by fast and all of a sudden, graduation is here. Wondering what you should do now? Remember – your first job may be a chance for you to explore new interests and get initial experience. Most choose graduate school or a job search after graduation. You may want to “take a year off” and teach English overseas. We can help you with whatever you decide. Besides meeting with a member of the Career Development staff, check out Hiram CareerNet to find full-time positions! The Office of Career Development also offers two one-credit courses on getting into graduate school and finding a job post-graduation.
Interested in seeing what previous Hiram graduates have done post-graduation?
View the full First Destination Survey.