The journey from college to the world of work is a big transition. Are graduating students ready to adapt to a changing career landscape? How do graduate students equip themselves with the necessary skills to succeed in the job market?
The Placement Program of the SLU Guidance Center invited all Lousian graduating students of January 2023 to view a learning material entitled “Toolkit for Career Success: A Virtual Career Talk.” The Virtual Career Talk aims to equip graduating students with more useful knowledge and practical information to prepare for the world of work. The video lecture teaches graduating students about virtual job application interviews and employability skills.
The pandemic may have reduced the opportunities for in-person internships with employers, but SLU has found a way to keep up with the changing career landscape. In today’s age, where it is a competitive career landscape, individuals applying for employment must have a multitude of skills and fresh ideas to bring to the table. The program focuses on how Louisian students can show how to put their best foot forward, arming them with the employability skills to keep up with the global market demands, especially in the “new normal” we live in.
The SLU Guidance Center invited Mr. Efren L Alberto, a freelance writer, Mr. Bridge T. Mapangdol, a digital marketing manager, and Ms. Ryah Claudette Q. Sarile, an organizational development manager at Hedcor Group. There were also testimonies from Lousian graduates featured in the video material. The virtual career talk inspired Louisian graduating students to feel empowered and confident as they enter the workforce.
The activity supports the CICM campaign for Justice to bring equal economic, political, and social opportunities to all Louisian graduating students in January 2023, regardless of race, gender, or religion.
The video lecture was accessible from December 5, 2022, to January 31, 2023. The Virtual Career Talk ran through until the second semester of AY 2022-2023.