The gap in pay between men and women has barely budged in the past two decades. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), “in 2016, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent.” The pay gap for women of color is even wider. For every dollar a white man makes, African American women earn 63 cents and Latinas earn 54 cents, per the AAUW.
Did you know that every year the Mount Holyoke Career Development Center hosts dozens of employers on-campus for information sessions, including Google, McKinsey & Company, Barclays and Teach for America?
Fall is an especially busy time for these events, which provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet employers — and for them to meet you! If you’ve never been to an information session before, or have attended one but weren’t quite sure if you were “doing it right,” here are some pointers from our external relations experts.
“What do you want to do when you grow up?” Chances are you’ve been answering some version of this question since you were little. By tossing out an old standby of an answer, picking from a rotation of favorites or voicing whatever suddenly popped into your capricious mind. To the delight, amusement or surprise of your audience. As kids will do!
Now you are here at college. And this question may loom larger than it ever has before. Especially if you don’t know the answer! Perhaps what you thought you wanted has changed, or the world and your understanding of it has changed. Or maybe you’ve determined to find — but have yet to uncover — the thing that gives you real and meaningful purpose.
In honor of November, which was National Career Development Month, advisors at the Career Development Center highlighted their favorite tools and resources. The six listed below can give you a serious leg up in your job or internship search.
So here’s a hard truth: no matter which job or internship you are going for — in any field — you are one in a sea of candidates who share a lot in common. You are smart. You have a good school on your resume. Driven and ambitious? Yes and yes.