Mount Aloysius Hosts Community Career Day

Posted on: April 18, 2017

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Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College will host a very practical spin-off event of their annual Mountie Makeover and open it up to the whole community. Mountie Makeover is a multi-faceted, career-preparation event aimed at helping Mount Aloysius students prepare for the workforce. On Saturday, April 22nd, students, parents, alumni and community members are invited to partake in “Career Makeover: Community Edition.” The event will be hosted in the College’s Bertschi Center & Technology Commons from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Kristy Magee, Mount Aloysius College’s career development director and coordinator, explained why Mountie Makeover has expanded. “We’ve hosted Mountie Makeover for the past three years and it has been extremely successful. Students learn essential tips for job searching,” Magee said. “Career Makeover: Community Edition” will focus on providing professional resources to everyone – high school students, parents, alumni, current Mount Aloysius students, their families, and any other community member who needs these services.”

Magee added there will be a variety of practical workshops for attendees who want to fine tune their job searching skills

“We will have over a dozen professional prep stations available ranging from resume critiques, job search resources, mock interviews, salary negotiation information, dining etiquette, professional attire etiquette, speakers offering advice on job application processes, tie-tying, and much more,” added Mrs. Magee. “Participants will receive tickets for each booth they visit. These can be used for the door raffle held during the event,” she said.

The event is a collaborative effort between Mount Aloysius College’s Career Development Center and Mission Integration. The College’s Threads Thrift Store will have clothing available during Career Makeover.

Looking for a job is more complex than it used to be, but there are also more resources available to help. From social media etiquette to free professional headshots; there is something for anyone looking for a new job or internship!

“The job search process can be a full-time occupation all to itself. Our office offers job search resources, resume critiques and mock interviews daily, however, this event gives us the opportunity to work with other offices on campus to offer a wealth of resources for anyone needing them,” Magee added. “As we discuss what voice means to us on campus this year, it’s important to put focus on our own professional voices too. The resume you send out to employers, and the way you present yourself in an interview—all of these events are sending a message. We all want to make sure that message is positive, professional, and representing you in the best way possible. Our staff and volunteers are delighted to help our students with these goals every day, but this event is open to our community. We want to help our neighbors and friends make their job searches professional and ultimately fruitful.”

Aerial Photo of the Mount Aloysius Campus