More tools and tips for seniors
More tools and tips for seniors
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Career News
April 27, 2020
Greetings from the Tufts Career Center
Talk to a Career Advisor About Making Career Decisions
Check out these podcasts from The Work Remix for great tips:
Resiliency Resource of the Week: Coping with Feelings of Isolation
People handle isolation in different ways. Some may appreciate extra time alone, while others feel restless, sad and/or anxious. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, it’s completely normal! The article below lists numerous ways to reduce feelings of isolation or loneliness, from keeping to a schedule and finding healthy distractions to planning for the future and practicing self-compassion.
How to Cope with Loneliness During COVID-19
One great way to reduce feelings of isolation is to help those around you. Visit the sites below for hundreds of ways to serve virtually. 
Make a Difference with the Tisch College's Tufts Civic Impact Program
Virtual Opportunities with VolunteerMatch
Already Reached or Nearing a Decision for the Year Ahead?
If you’re close to having a final plan for the year ahead and want to objectively examine the pros and cons, a career advisor can help. In addition, consult these resources:
  • Evaluate your options: Visit this page for things to consider if you're in the later stages of a job search.
  • Think about salary and cost of living: Going forward, you can visit this page as you contemplate where you want to live and/or what kind of industry or career path you’d like to pursue.
Weighing Your Options for the Year Ahead?
If you’re still thinking about your plans for the year ahead, we encourage you to review our past issues of eNews (located on the sidebar of this newsletter) for plenty of job search resources and helpful articles.
As you reflect on your options, keep up your career momentum by doing one (or more!) of the following resume-building activities:
  • Take a course through LinkedIn Learning: Maybe you’d like to become proficient in Excel, Illustrator, or AutoCAD -- there are courses for that! Or perhaps you’d like to become a more confident communicator. There are hundreds of courses, videos, and learning paths for all interests.
  • Create an online portfolio: If you are an artist, engineer, designer, or computer scientist, consider creating an online portfolio to showcase your work.
  • Brush up on your language skills with Duolingo: Improve language proficiency with free, fun lessons.
  • Write an article and submit it to a journal: Have you been conducting research or writing a thesis? Consider submitting your work to a professional publication. You can also register to present at the Tufts Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium on May 15!
  • Consider a post-grad internship: In addition to looking for full-time options, you could think about filling any ‘gap’ time with a short-term internship after graduation. Check out sites like Covintern.com and those listed in last week’s eNews (see sidebar).
  • Choose your own creative project: Recording a podcast, creating a work of art, writing a screenplay for a film, getting a start on a novel -- there are innumerable ways to express your creativity in a stress-relieving way.
FAQs from Students 
This week, visit our FAQ library for all the answers to our most common questions from students.
Read Answers to 20+ Questions
Upcoming Virtual Career Events 
(Please note: These virtual events may require pre-registration. Times listed are in ET.)
Fidelity Investments Webinar -- Tuesday, April 28, 12 - 1 pm
Equitable Advisors: Career Seminar -- Tuesday, April 28, 1 - 1:30 pm
Bank of America: Blockchain Technnology 101 -- Tuesday, April 28, 6 - 7:30 pm
AT&T is All of Us -- Thursday, April 30, 12 - 1 pm
AmeriCorps VISTA: Coffee Chat -- Thursday, April 30, 3:30 - 5pm
NSA: Student Programs and Internships -- Thursday, April 30, 4 - 5 pm
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How to Impress Employers at Virtual Events
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Past issues of Career eNews
April 20 -- Interviewing
April 6 -- Networking
March 30 -- Job Search
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