“Interning at 'The View' I feel like I got a real world taste of how a quality television show is produced. It has only enhanced my passion for making a career out of it.”
Scott Fersht, '11
Concentrations: Television/Digital Video
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"My on-campus job had a huge impact on my career," says Allison Sturchio '08, Academic & Career Development Coordinator for the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. "I remember when I was hired after graduation, my supervisor told me that one of the main reasons my resume stood out in the pile of applicants was because of my work-study experience in the Curry Career Services Office."
On-campus employment can play a large role in developing a student into a professional and frequently has an impact on their career paths. A work-study or on-campus job teaches students about professionalism, work ethic, time management, basic office skills and makes them more marketable to future hiring managers.
"If someone has maintained their GPA while also working, it shows that they can successfully multi-task, which would spill into the job I'm hiring them for," says Judy Siggins, Director of Human Resources at Amego, Inc. "Previous on-campus employment experience gives me confidence in hiring a person and spending the time to train them."
Sometimes work-study jobs can lead to a future career, as Tricia Earnshaw '06 found after graduating from Curry.
"I had never worked in a library before, but after the first year of work-study, I felt a very strong connection with libraries." Tricia is now a Patron Services Assistant at the Snell Library at Northeastern University. "I guess it wasn't until I started seriously thinking about a career path junior year, that I zoned in on what I had done and took pleasure in for three years at Levin Library."
For some students, their work-study or on-campus job is the first step in their career. For other students, on-campus employment provides an opportunity for professional growth. Either way, there's no mistaking the value of on-campus employment.
The Center for Career Development invited 'Inside Higher Ed' blogger and social media expert Eric Stoller to be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Curry College Senior Conference. Stoller's task? To impart valuable career advice to Curry students regarding the use (and misuse) of social media.